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Timonium startup offers children's couture — for rent
Timonium startup offers children's couture — for rent

Heidi Lieske's business idea came while shelling out more than $300 for a wedding-suitable outfit — for her 1-year-old son. "There has got to be a better way to do this," she thought. Her Timonium company aims to be that option for like-minded parents — people who want to dress their kids in Dior, Versace and other designer clothes for special events without the eye-popping purchase prices. Borrow Mini Couture rents dresses, suits and other outfits for ages 9 months to 4 years, priced between $30 and $99 for a five-day stint. It's the little-kid version of adult upscale clothing sites such as Rent the Runway and Lending Luxury. Lieske thinks she and...

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