I love the service and think it's great for someone who knows he/she can't afford to commit to one bag he/she might get sick of in a few months (AKA me) or someone who simply will never be able to afford a Celine bag (also me). When I think about my insane San Francisco rent, I just can't rationalize saving up all that it takes to own a bag that I can't guarantee I'm going to shit my pants over in 4 months.
And, thankfully, once I read their FAQ (because who bothers to read that before you make a potentially dangerous purchase, right?!) I learned the insurance cost is included in the rental and you are actually in the clear if the bag gets a little fucked up... you just can't make a habit of ruining bags or else they cut you off. Exhale. That eases a lot of my anxiety :)
Bonus: In honor of National Handbag Day (lol) 15% off a buy or borrow with promo code 15NHD2014!
I'M RICH BITCH. BLOOP!
Would you rent a bag or do you think it's a big waste of moolah?
When I started anomie, one of my goals was to become a beautiful, successful enough store that I could reach the honor of carrying Odette New York (which has been one of my longtime favorite jewelry brands -- re: this 2011 post). Something about the special texture of the jewelry (due to
being carved out of wax and then cast in metal) combined with the beautiful
designs just hits home and *wows* me. I'm basically obsessed (#fangirl) and when I went to their showroom in NYC during market week to see pieces from new and past collections in the flesh, I really had to contain myself. The phrase kid in a candy store has never been so applicable in my life... handling, trying on, and just being surrounded by Odette NY was heaven for me. There are so many gorgeous pieces in the works and narrowing down to the ones I will be ordering next is painful. Really painful. Choosing a favorite child painful. If I had the budget to get it, it would ALL be at anomie.