Sydney woman Hillary has made thousands by renting out the dress Taylor Swift was once seen wearing

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If you hadn’t heard, taylor swift is in town,

It seems like everyone is taking advantage of the opportunity earn some money By the name of Blondie, and largely because Australians are going mad The fact that he’s right here in Sydney.

There are Taylor Swift themed club nights and cocktails, clothing brands releasing collections dedicated to Swift’s Eras Tour, Swift themed trivia, and even a Taylor Swift themed jet boat ride.

But it doesn’t stop here. The team at designer dress rental site The Volte say they’ve seen “Swifty-style” rentals go crazy.

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Swift-mania has well and truly hit Australian shores. (Getty Images for TAS Rights Mind)

Co-founder and CEO Bernadette Oliver said, “I’ve never seen so many Australians of all ages and sizes dressed like this for concerts – Taylor has great taste and the costumes are truly stunning.” “

“As groups of friends and family head out to concerts, everything glitter, sequins, ruffles and feathers are flying.”

Elementary school teacher Hillary Elkhoury, 28, is one of the people renting Swift-themed clothes on the website, even though it wasn’t her original intention.

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Hillary Elkhoury has accidentally made thousands thanks to Taylor Swift. (supply)

Elkhoury told 9Honey Celebrity that she uses The Volt as a side hustle, renting a range of different designer dresses.

One from their catalog is the Cleo Peppiatt ‘Night Lucina’ dress, they originally had similar dresses from the same designer in white and navy, but when they saw the black one on sale on Net-a-Porter, they bought one Decided to order. third.

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It wasn’t until Elkhoury ordered the dress that Taylor Swift wore it to her 34th birthday party in December.

“I remember seeing her in this… I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m getting this dress,’” she tells 9Honey. “I’m glad she wore it because it’s a great showcase for the brand and obviously The Volt is there for that.”

The dress retails for $3,589, and Elkhoury rents it for $345 a pop. According to The Volte’s website, the cost of cleaning is included in the rental price and is taken care of by the lender.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Taylor Swift is seen on the Lower East Side in New York City on December 13, 2023.  (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Swift wore a Cleo Peppiatt dress for her 34th birthday celebration in December. (GC Images)

“It’s been booked steadily for the next month or so,” she says.

Elkhoury points out that since Swift wore this dress, not only is black completely booked, but blue and white are going crazy, too.

“I think as the brand has become a little more well-known, it’s taken off,” she says.

And although not every rental is for one of Swift’s concerts, Elkhoury says plenty of Swifties have inquired about wearing it to the Erasure Tour and some have rented it for the occasion.

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Elkhoury says Swifties had been inquiring about the dress, but bookings for it have gone well since the popstar wore it. (supply)

“She mentioned she was going to wear it to a Taylor Swift concert and I said, ‘Are you sitting or standing?’,” she laughs. “Even though it’s amazing, it’s great that she brought that performance.”

While Elkhoury isn’t a huge Swiftie herself, she definitely recognizes the phenomenon.

“I have a lot of friends and family and it’s great to see that they’re so excited,” she says. “He’s an incredibly talented artist and performer, I’ll give him that.”

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