Why we started The Social Wardrobe - Auckland's favourite ball dress hire studio

The Social Wardrobe was started by a mum of two daughters after a search for the perfect dress to wear to their school ball. We wanted to create a rental boutique that made the customer feel special, as this is a precious time in our young womens lives. Our private studio provides a beautiful space to ensure a special try on experience.

At the Social Wardrobe we have purposefully selected different dresses for our stock rather than five of the same dress in multiple sizes, like some rental boutiques. We want you to arrive at your social ocassions in an individual dress, not the same dress as everyone else.

We do not rent out items from our own wardrobe, as some dress hire companies do. All of our stock has been specially selected to suit the modern young woman with mostly New Zealand and Australian designers showcased. So whether you’re looking to hire a Shona Joy classic dress or Hire Nookie’s stunning Vera Velvet LBD, you’ll find your perfect fit with us.

Listed by The Urban List as one of the Best Dress Hire Shops in Auckland 2022. View article by clicking the link Urban List - Best Dress Hire NZ

The Social Wardrobe's focus is on quality, individuality and finding the perfect dress for you! We are based in Grange Rd, Mt Eden and are open by appointment only.

Looking for the best ball gown hire shop in Auckland? Look no further! With an incredible selection of unique, one-of-a-kind dresses, looking and feeling your best has never been this easy or affordable.

Contact us to hire the designer dress of your dreams and get ready to steal the show.

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Who am I?

My name is Fiona and I was an Architect for many years specialising in residential architecture and interior design.

In 2016, I embraced my natural silver hair which led to a couple of years working as a mature model. This sparked my interest in fashion and helping women look and feel great.

My wish is for every customer to look and feel amazing for their special occasion.

Welcome to The Social Wardrobe.

Fiona x