Thursday, March 12, 2009

Designer Duds on a Shoestring Budget Part 2

Earlier this week we showed you a few great places to get your high end threads for a pretty price. But what about your handbags, jewelry, and watches? There’s no way you’re going to rock your designer accessories and maintain anything close to a budget. Or is there….(insert suspenseful music)….
Meet “Bag Borrow or Steal” the website that allows you to rent designer accessories. And if you fall in love, you have the option to buy it (but we’re talking saving money girls, so pretend that option doesn’t exist!)
Here’s how it works.
-If you choose to borrow a handbag, jewelry, or pair of sunglasses, just click on the item you love and select “borrow.”
-Your borrowed item will be shipped to you in like-new condition.
-Choose to rent the little slice of heaven for a week, month, or as long as you’d like.
-When you’re ready to return it, print out a pre-paid return label, re-box your item, and drop it off at any UPS drop-off location.
-The price is right. Coach bags, for example, start at $15/week. So if you need a bag for a first-date, special party, or just a little pick me up, and you’ve got a budget to stick to, consider borrowing, rather than buying!


  1. I almost joined this! But I'm one of those people who likes to buy for the long term..

  2. Hi @Leann, @ITcosmetics Sorry to plug. I work for Avelle | The New Bag Borrow or Steal, and just wanted to mention that we recently launched our new Build Equity program--where you earn equity on most of your borrowed accessory. Check it out:

    Thank your for the feature!

  3. I find that the prices are a bit high just to borrow and the one time I did it, the bag was a little beat up. You're better off saving that weekly rental fee and buying one outright. For example $20/week x 20 weeks and you can get yourself a pretty nice bag on sale/sample sale/clearance, etc.