At 808 Threads we aspire to bring diversity, empowerment, and body positivity to the Adelaide clothes hiring scene. We opened in April 2017 and currently stock sizes 12 to 20, and plan to expand our variety of sizes in future.
Our aim is to encourage women of any shape or size to embrace their beauty and virtues through fashion; we want you to make a statement and feel fabulous while embracing your natural beauty.
For now we are stocking these sizes as there is a gap in the dress hiring industry in Adelaide; our aim is to strengthen the body positivity in these women and empower one another, no matter what size.
The name 808 Threads holds meaning; the number 8 was picked as it forms the natural curve of the hourglass-figure body shape, embracing curves is in the name! 808 is also the penal code for disturbing the peace, which is what we're doing in the dress hire scene. And Threads? Well that's what clothes are made of.
We've been featured on blogs such as Adelady, This is Radelaide, The Adelaidian, and Times Two Blog, being praised for being pioneers in the Adelaide dress hire scene by including women that are otherwise shut out of the fashion bubble. Our ultimate goal is to empower and bring confidence to all women in Australia and - dare we say - the world, to look their best and feel even better, one woman at a time!
Enjoy browsing our site, you can find our collection in our Gallery below, and on our Facebook/Instagram accounts.
HOW TO HIRE
Booking your appointment: All bookings are now made through the 'Book An Appointment' section below. As our appointment blocks are a duration of 30 minutes we do have back-to-back bookings on a regular basis, so we can't stress enough how important it is to be on time. If you are over 15 minutes late to your appointment and there is another client due after you, your time will unfortunately be cut short as you may be pushing into that person's session. If you are very early to your appointment please wait until 5 minutes before your appointed time to approach the store as we are likely to be finishing up with a customer before you. We encourage you to research our location once it is disclosed to you and allow time to travel and find a park to make it to our showroom on time.
For the best selection of our garments we encourage you to book for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday as our range is at its fullest. We take bookings up to 3 months in advance so no time is too early to come and check out our range.
Booking the garment: Our policy is first-in best-dressed, we do not hold garments without payment of the hire fee. We encourage clients to come into the store to check out our collection and try on what they like as this is the best way to see what garments fit your unique figure – we also offer styling advice during the appointment. We accept all the major credit cards or cash. A transaction receipt will be sent to you via email or text if you wish.
Borrowing the garment: The bond is payable on pick-up of the garment. The bond amount is subject to the value of the garment and prices vary. You don't need to launder your garment as the dry cleaning price is included in the hire fee; all you need to do is wear your garment, have a great time, and return it with our hanger and garment bag once you're done. If you return the garment without the correct hanger or garment bag a $5 fee will be deducted from your bond.
Returning the garment: Returns are to be arranged for Sunday or Monday following your hire and returned to 808 Threads. You will receive a text Sunday morning to give you our time slots for returns. Late fees apply to those who do not respond to texts or purposely miss their allocated drop-off time and fees will be removed from the bond per day late. See our policies below for further information.
Postage: If you're situated in rural South Australia or Interstate we offer postage of our garments. Booking a garment can be secured by paying the hire fee and postage upfront; bond is payable the week of the booking. The bond rate for postage hires differs to non-postage hires and is subject to change. Payment is to be sent via bank transfer and will not be booked unless remittance is shown of the transfer. Your contact details will be needed to send your proof of purchase via email. Postage fees are dependant on the weight of the garment and are to be paid to 808 Threads with the hire fee. Garments will be sent to you on the Tuesday or Wednesday of the week of your hire via Express Post, and must be returned to 808 Threads by Monday COB hours. We include a returns bag in your parcel for you to easily return to us, which is included in the overall postage fee.
General Policies: Bonds will only be refunded if the garment is stated in good condition by management, e.g. no damages to fabric/zip or major stains/smells that cannot be removed with 1 dry-clean. Cancellations and/or swapping a garment must be given 1 week’s notice from the hire date. If less than 1 week's notice is given, the hire fee will not be refunded. You may only swap your garment if the one you choose is available for your hire date. 1 swap of garment per booking. If your new choice of garment is of higher value than previous garment the difference must be paid, difference will not be refunded if the new garment is of lesser value. Hire and bond fees are subject to change without notice.
We do not do exchanges or refunds for change of mind after the dress has been picked up from 808 Threads or posted as the hire is deemed successful once this process is complete – unless the dress is faulty. If your dress is faulty after pick-up and before you have put it on for your event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or our FB page immediately to resolve the issue.
LOCATION & TRADING
Location: 808 Threads is located on Hampstead Road, Manningham SA 5086 near the Hampstead Hotel. You can legally park on Hampstead Road anytime after 9am any day, as it is a bike lane from 7am-9am Mon-Fri only. There is also a parking/land area off our driveway accessible from Taunton Road that is legal to park on.
The showroom is located on the corner of Hampstead Road and Taunton Road; it is a 5 minute drive from Melbourne Street, and 10 minute drive from the CBD and The Parade Norwood.
You can access the front entrance by walking towards the bus shelter after parking, signage is also visible to help you locate our front entrance. Full address will be disclosed once you have made a booking through the system below.
Trading: If you have hired a dress without visiting us, the full address will be provided before your garment pick-up. Opening hours are reliant on appointments, we are not open without a booking and we do not accept walk-ins. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member to help you with your garment decisions.
Appointment times generally take 30 minutes, if you are bringing a friend to try on garments with, please book a double appointment as 30 minutes only allows 1 person for try-ons.
Trading hours are subject to change due to demand times or change of schedule. Please understand we are a home-based business, and to respect the property and garments. Your cooperation and understanding is greatly appreciated.
Check out some of our collection below!
Some dresses are featured multiple times to showcase the different body shapes that they fit.
The collection above is only a selection of our garments, for more choices we suggest coming into the store by booking an appointment.
To keep updated on our latest finds, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @808threads.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
All appointments are held from 808 Threads Boutique located on Hampstead Road, Manningham, SA 5086.
Full address disclosed upon booking.
All appointment slots last for a duration of 30 minutes which begins from your scheduled time, not from your arrival. If you require a longer appointment or you are bringing a friend to try on garments with, please book the following appointment slot.
A reminder that appointments are usually booked back-to-back due to our limited trading hours, so if you are running late your appointment time will finish as scheduled on the half hour, as to not flow into another client's appointment slot. If you are 15 minutes early please wait until 5 minutes before your appointed time to approach the store as we are likely to have a customer before you who is finishing up.
We recommend to map out your journey before travelling as to visualise the location of the boutique and allow time to find a park, and you can legally park on Hampstead Road.
A $10.00 booking fee is required upon booking, this is only to ensure the client attends the appointment they have chosen. This payment will be refunded once you attend the appointment OR if you cancel/change your appointment slot before the 24 hour timeframe.
You will be sent a reminder 30 hours before your appointment, if you do not cancel/change your appointment slot within 6 hours of receiving the email we will take it that you are attending. If you wish to cancel your appointment after the 24hr timeframe please do so through the email, by doing so you understand the booking fee will not be refunded.
As we have limited trading hours, we cannot guarantee that if you cancel your appointment you will be able to book in another time for your preferred slot. We advise you make your appointment decision carefully.
We rely heavily on our clientele, and value and appreciate each client equally.
808 Threads cannot guarantee that all garments will be available on any given day to try on.
Bond fees for garments hired within the Adelaide metropolitan area are either $50 or $80 depending on the garment. We take cash or bank transfer. Prices subject to change without notice.
You DO NOT need to book an appointment if you are picking up or returning a garment to 808 Threads, these times will be arranged via email or text with management after your initial hire.
Appointment slots are for try-on consultations only.
HOW LONG IS THE HIRING TIMEFRAME?
If the garment is to be worn for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday we allow pick-up from the store from Thursday onwards and is to be returned by Monday COB as to be ready for the next hire period.
If your garment is to be worn on a Monday-Thursday we allow pick-up the day before or the day of, and to be returned by COB the following day. Posted garments for a weekend hire will be sent on the Wednesday and are to be posted back using our return satchel by Monday COB.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL OR SWAP MY HIRE?
You may only cancel your hire and receive a full refund if we are given more than 1 weeks' notice to the hire date. Less than 1 weeks' notice will result in no refund of the hire fee, but bonds will be refunded if given prior. Garments may be swapped with 1 weeks' notice and only if your new chosen garment is available for hire on your preferred date. If the new garment is of higher value the difference in fee must be paid, if it is of lesser value the difference will not be refunded.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER WITH ME?
Most definitely; we encourage you to bring whomever you like to help make your garment decision. However, if this person is also wanting to try on garments this will have to be disclosed when first making a booking as to allow a longer appointment time to be arranged.
DO I NEED TO WASH OR DRY CLEAN MY GARMENT?
No you don't; we take care of the laundering for you and all dry-cleaning costs are included in the hire fee.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND AFTER PICK-UP?
We do not do exchanges or refunds for change of mind after the dress has been picked up from store or posted as the hire is deemed successful once this process is complete – unless the dress is faulty. If your dress is faulty after pick-up and before you have put it on for your event please contact email@example.com or our FB page immediately to resolve the issue.
DO YOU SELL GARMENTS?
No we do not sell or wholesale any garments, we are a hire-based business only.
WHAT IF I RETURN THE GARMENT LATE?
Late fees will apply if the garment isn't returned by Monday COB or if you miss your allocated drop-off time. This will come out of your bond per day late.
WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR COLLECTION?
The best place to find our garments are through our Facebook and Instagram pages @808threads, we will be adding images onto the website in the near future.
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT/VIEW YOUR COLLECTION?
Scroll down to our 'Book An Appointment' section, choose a time/date and fill out your details. Simple!
CAN I TAKE THE GARMENT INTERSTATE?
As long as you are able to return the garment to 808 Threads by the Monday COB of your hire date we are happy for you to travel with your piece over the weekend.
HOW DO I CONFIRM MY APPOINTMENT?
You will be sent a reminder email 30 hours before your appointment, if you do not cancel/change your appointment we will assume your booking is confirmed. If you wish to cancel/change your appointment please do so within 6 hours of receiving the reminder email, if you cancel within 24hrs prior to your booking the fee will not be refunded.
CAN I PUT A DRESS ON HOLD WITHOUT PAYING?
Unfortunately we do not hold garments for any date without payment; the only way to secure the dress for your date is by paying the hire fee via bank transfer or coming into the store. If you have enquired to book a garment and haven't sent remittance of payment we will assume you no longer want to hire the dress and will keep it available for said date.
WHERE DO I PARK?
You can legally park on Hampstead Road any day after 9am OR AT HAMPSTEAD HOTEL. You can also park on the land/verge NEXT TO THE PROPERTY which you can access from the driveway off Taunton Road (please park close to the front entrance/bus shelter as to not obstruct the driveway).
HOW DO I FIND YOUR ADDRESS?
After making your booking via the system below, you will receive confirmation email with our full address. Please take the time to find our address on Maps as to avoid confusion and potentially running late for your appointment.
Please fill out the form below to send through any enquiries.
If you wish to book an appointment please go to 'Book An Appointment' in the section above!
We will respond to you as soon as we can. Our garments can be viewed on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
We are always eager to meet new clients and spread the message of body positivity. We can't wait to help you find a gorgeous garment for your next event!
Manningham, SA, 5086