What We’re All About
Whether your introduction to Loot was at an event, via social media or a magazine, a referral from a friend, or just stumbling upon the website, it’s pretty simple at first glance to see what we offer: a specially-curated collection of beautiful, unique pieces, and a distinctive, design-forward approach to event rentals.
But, to us, it’s so much more.
So, why do we do what we do?
To enhance human connection through inspiring spaces.
How It All Began
Ah, the Book of Loot Lore. Like any good story, it starts once upon a time…
It was 2010 in Austin, TX, and Anna was a bride-to-be, in full-on planning mode. Struggling to find the tabletop and décor rentals to complete her vision for the big day, she enlisted the help of her brother’s wife, Rhoda – a fellow lover of great design and of the thrill of the hunt. They scoured flea markets, estate sales, and antique malls in both Austin and the DFW metroplex for the perfect pieces, eventually succeeding in bringing the look to life.
Then, the dilemma: what to do with all these treasures now that they’ve had their moment in the spotlight?
Well, Loot’s roots were planted even before Anna’s honeymoon was over. Recognizing the opportunity to serve a niche design-focused market also longing to infuse their own vision into their special events, Rhoda and Anna joined forces to fill the gap and create one of the first boutique rental companies in the country.
And so, the “Loot Look” was born. From vintage to new, marrying form with function, and capturing the down-to-earth, yet free spirit of modern design.
Fast forward to 2020, and our tale of two sisters-in-law becomes a tale of two cities. Anna and her family made the move to Ft. Worth to branch out to North Texas and beyond. With the same soul, warmth, and rich, genuine flavor reflected in a Loot-designed space, the city couldn’t be a more perfect fit for our growth outside of Austin.
Our pieces shine at high-profile events like SXSW and the Austin City Limits Music Fest, at both intimate and lavish weddings and parties, corporate events, in television pilots and magazine shoots, and then at families’ Thanksgiving tables. All of which we are equally proud to be a part of.
What began as a labor of love, still is. Many years, and thousands of events, milestones, and memories later, we Looters strive each day to create spaces that allow our clients – couples, families, companies, and more – to tell their own one-of-a-kind stories.
What We Believe
To us, celebrations are not only about commemorating an occasion – they’re about connection and community, gathering and gratitude, living with intention, and embracing inspiration.
We believe we’re not simply creating the atmosphere and setting of our clients’ celebrations, but forming the backdrop to some of their most treasured, lifelong memories.
LIVE RATHER THAN CONSUME
We find ourselves constantly shoving our way through the clutter of consumerism when we’d rather be living freely. Choose your path instead of having others tell you what you need for a full life.
COMMUNITY RATHER THAN EXCLUSIVITY
We celebrate makers, movers, and doers. We bring together like minded people to build community. We revel in human connectivity and believe we long to bond together. We’re proud to be able to lend our collection to enhance this experience.
QUALITY RATHER THAN QUANTITY
We like to curate with love. We are all about the details. While we house a lot of options from which to choose, we don’t skimp on quality. We won’t cut corners or costs to give you the best. You recognize quality when you see it and we think you deserve the best.
SUSTAINABLE RATHER THAN DISPOSABLE
We work hard to provide items and services that encourage sustainability and promote the Circular Economy. Rental is one way to help solve a disposable mentality. We are part of a community trying to rewrite how we think about consumption and goods.
GENUINE RATHER THAN PRETENTIOUS
We love to create something new and exciting. We don’t copy. We’re not haughty. We just love good design and have a great time creating new and exciting ways to enhance gatherings and community to encourage connection.
EMPOWERMENT RATHER THAN ENTITLEMENT
We don’t deserve. We work hard to achieve.
LIFE WITH INTENTION RATHER THAN MEANINGLESS LIVING
Choose your path and follow it. Believe in who you are and what you do. We believe in life with purpose. We are not about choosing the quick and easy route, we’re more inclined to take the scenic path making sure to enjoy our journey all along the way.
CHAMPIONS FOR THE CAUSE RATHER THAN EMPLOYEES
Our staff is more than just on the clock. They are pushers of the good life. Pushing us closer to our goals as individuals and a company. We are all in this journey together.
Not to toot our own Loot horn, but we’re proud to have become an esteemed member of the events industry, being awarded a number of prestigious accolades from peers and professional organizations alike, along with being featured in some of the most respected blogs, magazines, and books the global wedding and event community has to offer.
Just to name a few:
- 2021 + 2022 Best Event Rentals in Dallas by D Home Magazine
- Nominated for Best Women Owned Business in DFW for 2022 by the Dallas News
- 2020 Best Rentals from ILEA Austin
- Best Volunteer Collaboration 2018
- Nominated for 2018 Business of The Year by Woman’s Way
- Best Corporate Event Collaboration 2018
- Two ILEA Texas Star Awards
- One of Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice of 2016
- Nominated as the Best Luxury Vendor of 2015 by ILEA Austin