We have a new feature here at Bargain Hunting Moms! It's called Chic on the Cheap and it's written by our resident NYC Bargainista, Liane! This is her first blog for us! Be sure to let us know what you think.
I freely admit that I am one of the millions of women who is totally caught up in the frenzy over the new Sex and the City movie. It’s undeniable that this show and the resulting movie have had a huge influence on American pop culture. One of the main draws for many is the amazing fashions depicted by each of the women. For most of us, the amazing handbags and jewelry are just fantasy. But now, you can have these same accessories in your own wardrobe.
Bag, Borrow, or Steal has been allowing women to borrow high-end designer bags, jewelry and sunglasses for years, and now there is a fabulous Sex and the City movie tie-in offered on the site. There are accessories worn and inspired by each of the four main characters in the movie that you can have for as little as $15 a week!
The premise is simple (and frankly, genius); you can either sign up for a membership (as little as $5 monthly) or start borrowing as a guest (you’ll pay higher weekly and monthly rental fees, but this is a great option if you’re unsure about the service and just want to try it out). Then, select the bags and/or jewelry that you want. They are shipped to you and you can carry them for as long as you like, and then return them. Your friends will all think you’ve hit the lottery! Also, the site allows you to purchase gently used bags for up to 40% off their original retail value. Suddenly, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, Prada, and more are within your reach. Bag, Borrow, or Steal has been a favorite site among fashionistas in the know for years.
Here’s an example:
The very popular Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Speedy 30 bag retails for $685. You can borrow it for $125 per month as a member, or $166 per month as a guest. If you know of anywhere else to get a genuine Louis Vuitton for $125, please, by all means, let me know!
Or how about showing up at your next high school reunion in a pair of diamond Chanel earrings? You can borrow them for about $40 a week! I won’t even tell you how much they retail for…
I picked higher-end examples for this piece (because let’s face it, they’re fun) but Bag, Borrow, or Steal offers options to fit every budget. Everyone deserves a little luxury in their life, and now it’s affordable too! PLUS, right now you can get one week free with any monthly rental – get 4 weeks for the price of 3! Use promo code, 1WEEKFREE, expires August 31, 2008.