In Sex and the City: The Movie, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) asks job candidate Louise (Jennifer Hudson) how an unemployed girl in New York City can afford a pricy Louis Vuitton handbag. Her assistant responds, "It's rented".
The website bagborroworsteal.com allows fashonistas who don't have celebrity bank accounts to live like they do for as little as $15 week.
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Basic concept: You can borrow designer handbags, sunglasses, Jewelry and watches as long as you are willing to pay the weekly fee. You can also purchase "gently used" products for deeply discounted prices.
Renting items: You can rent as a guest or purchase a monthly membership which allows you to rent at discounted prices and early access to new and popular items.
Even if you are the type of person (generally me) who purchases a good bag and carries it for years, this site might not be for you.
But, it's a great way to have designer items for a special occasion, try out a product you want to purchase or think of the heads you'll turn at a 20 year High School reunion. I'll never tell:)