Addictions come in all forms; drugs, recreations, stimulations. One of the most expensive I've been aware of is fashion addiction, and one of the cleverest enablers on the market is the web business BagBorroworSteal.com.
Bag, Borrow or Steal works like Netflix for the fashionista. Customers can choose designer handbags, jewelry, sunglasses and more from its extensive collection to rent for a day, week, month or more. The item is then shipped to them. When the customer is ready to trade in the cool jewel or Prada purse, she sends it back to BBS. If she's fallen in love with the item, she also has the option to buy it outright.
The site offers several ancillary services, including a fashion consultant, a rewards program, and rentals grouped by trend, such as fashions popularized by Sex in the City. A member program also offers discounts off of the rental rate.
As you might expect, the rental, while paling in comparison with the purchase price, is still significant. A Prada Mirtillo Tote will set you back $100 a week, a Valentino Histore Patent Tote $137 a week. A Tiffany Eternal Link necklace runs $78 a week, a Vera Wang aquamarine ring $150 a week, and a Kara Ross Lizard and Ostrich Clutch as seen in Sex in the City $78 a week.
For special occasions or a celebratory splurge, Borrowdesignerbags.com could be a very reasonably priced option to experience the high life, a week at a time.
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