Hate to pack? In a hurry? Don't own a winter coat? Here's a service for you.
What it does: Delivers to your New York hotel a suitcase filled with clothes, accessories, and toiletries that are professionally cleaned and packed. You can rent the items for two to five days. Prices start at $39.99. Deliveries are coming soon for Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington.
What's hot: Companies that ship your luggage to your destination are not new. However, for those of us who are packing-challenged, don't want to lug heavy coats, and are gutsy enough to wear clothes we've never tried on, the service is a big time- and money-saver. The selections are modern, stylishly comfortable, and seasonal. Choose from predetermined selections; there's no wasting time with stylists or sifting through online wardrobes. I loved that a hip backpack was included for women and a messenger bag for men. And you get to keep the toiletries.
What's not: If you're used to wearing bright colors, keep shopping or bring your own items to brighten up the essentials. Also, sizes are not as standard as the clothing; if you aren't a typical small, medium, or large, this service isn't for you.