Monogamy is seriously overrated. At least, it is when it comes to designer bags. Hedonists, unite! For those of us who seem to always fall short when it comes to avoiding gluttony, look no further – there's no need to deny yourself anymore.
The temptation of a payday splurge purchase is sometimes very difficult to resist, but being kind to your wallet is hugely important. Here are some brilliant brands offering designer bag rental services, meaning you can hire a gorgeous piece of arm candy, at a reasonable price point, whenever you please.
How does designer bag rental work?
While different sites may vary, you will need to make an account and select the bag you'd like to borrow. Think Jacquemus micro styles, Bottega Veneta Intrecciato crossbodies and retro Dior saddles – the world is your oyster. Then you can choose the rental period and place your order at the checkout. Then after you've finished enjoying your new accessory you will need to package it up and return it. Fancy another go? Repeat the process and rent another bag in time for your next major occasion.
How much does designer bag rental cost?
How long is a piece of string? The cost will depend on the value of the piece that you are wanting to rent along with the duration of the rental period. Via Hurr you can borrow bags by more affordable designer labels such as Ganni, Staud and Rixo for under £20, whereas starting rental prices for more expensive styles such as Prada's cult-adored embellished shoulder bags and Balenciaga's Hourglass design are priced from around £150 onwards.
This rental site is a membership subscription service, offering bag junkies the opportunity to borrow the latest styles and pay on a monthly or quarterly basis. The different plans on Cocoon allow you to rent a bag for up to three months, and if you're on the Deluxe subscription you are entitled to two monthly bag swaps – ideal for when you're in need of a wardrobe refresh.
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Rental platform veteran Hurr has gone from strength to strength since it was founded in 2017. The company prides itself on providing customers with the opportunity to try out the latest styles "without burning a hole in their pocket or the planet". Their online bag selection is loosely colour-coordinated, so you can enjoy their delights in all their rainbow glory, and even get £10 off your first rental.
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Selfridges Rental is the ultimate online destination when it comes to renting the hottest styles, as curated by the store's expert buyers. Part of the brand's sustainably-focused Project Earth initiative, the rental service couldn't be simpler. Aiming to reduce fashion waste, it allows you to hire a bag for 4, 8, 10 or 20 days, pick the delivery dates and book your rental.
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Calling all sun-seekers! BagButler's products can be rented from two to 28 days, but the online platform offers longer rentals by request to those wanting to travel with their borrowed addition. Plus if you're looking for some accessories to go with your designer bag rental, it also lists scarves, necklaces, earrings and bracelets so you can get that holiday wardrobe sorted all in one go.
New to the UK, DCEY is Turkey’s first and largest rental platform. Founded in 2010 by twin sisters Eda Franci and Seda Aksoy, DCEY, which stands for Davet Çok Elbisem Yok (whose name translates to ‘So Many Invites, Nothing To Wear’) offers carefully curated brands including Staud, Pura Utz and more. You can choose a rental period of 4, 8 or 16 days and the site also offers the most gorgeous dresses, separates and a host more.
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