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What motivates you to buy a handbag?

Posted 16th May 2015 by Janine

Handbags can be amongst the most expensive purchases a woman will ever make, with designer arm candy costing thousands of pounds. And for many women, buying a gorgeous handbag is more pleasurable than snapping up a pair of snazzy heels, a posh frock or a pair of jeans.

So what is it about handbags that makes us go all gooey-eyed?

Finding the perfect bag is exciting because it's the accessory we use the most. With a tough economic climate, women are more penny-pinching than ever before, so they gain a tremendous thrill when they actually do splash the cash. Our lust for bags is fuelled by fashion magazines and blogs that are filled with the latest arm candy being carried by big name celebrities like Alexa Chung and Victoria Beckham.

Having a head-turning bag on your arm makes you look and feel fabulous, and can inject some wow-factor into any outfit. It also signifies to others that you have great fashion sense. From Anya Hindmarsh's crisp packet clutch to Alexander McQueen's gold leaf metal skull box clutch, many designer handbags are like pieces of art and are great quality, made using exotic materials, such as snakeskin, crocodile-skin and calfskin.

What's more, a gorgeous handbag can show off your personality and style.

Unfortunately, many designer bags come with a hefty price tag that is out of reach for many of us.

If you desire an amazing bag, but you can't afford to buy one, then the Handbag Rental can help.

From Alexander McQueen clutches to Chanel bags, Tom Ford shoulder bags to Mulberry travel bags, we've got a dazzling array of designer bags available for hire from all seasons and styles that have been seen on the arms of celebrities and fashionable folk across the globe.

Many of the bags we have for rent are currently sold out in most outlets or cost more than £3,000 to buy! With the Handbag Rental, you can rent as many bags as you like for as long as you like, from just £27.50.

Whether you have a special occasion coming up or you just love to strut your stuff with a dream bag, this is the perfect solution for you.

Love the environment? Renting a handbag is environmentally-friendly because gorgeous bags are being recycled by fashionistas.

As well as designer bags, we have loads of vintage and high street gems for hire too.

What are you waiting for? Browse our bags now!

Let The handbag Rental work for you!

Designer vs high street: Which bags do you prefer?

Posted 30th January 2015 by Janine

From party bags to day bags and everything in between,we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite designer and high street bags that are available for you to rent today!

Party Bags

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Designer Anya Hindmarsh Crisp Packet Clutch

Created for the 2014 London Fashion Week, the Crisp Packet Clutch is a shiny work of art. Modelled on a packet of Walker's crisps, the luxurious Crisp Packet has graced many a red carpet, where it has been spotted on the arm of big names like Diane Kruger, Emma Watson and Solange Knowles.

Buy new for a cool £995.00. Rent for just £27.50

High Street Authentic vintage small handbag

Stand out from the crowd with this gorgeous vintage bag. Beautifully decorated with shells, this wooden box bag is imprinted with the image of the Jamaican national flag.

Rent for just £27.50


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Designer Christian Louboutin's Loubiposh spiked patent-leather clutch

Feeling fierce? Then toughen up your look with a Loubiposh! This bag's edgy metal studs lend it a punk feel, while its pink colour keeps it feminine. Although Louboutin is most famous for his towering red-soled heels, the French designer has made a successful foray into the handbag market in recent years.

Buy new for £595, but the bag is currently sold out in most outlets.

Rent for just £27.50

High Street Purple clutch bag

Jazz up your outfit with this pretty purple clutch, which has a pretty metal strap. Combining style and glamour, this high street bag is the ultimate accessory.

Rent now for just £27.50


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Designer: Tom Ford Crystal Ring Clutch

Popular with celebrities and jetsetters, celebrated American designer Tom Ford's embellished clutch is brilliantly embedded with crystals and topped off with a ring clasp.

Buy new for a whopping £3,285.

Rent now for just £49.50.

High Street Mary Frances camera handbag

Inject some wow factor into your outfit with this eye-catching statement bag. Adorned with beads and crystals, this hand-crafted bag is one of a kind. Acclaimed Californian designer Mary Frances counts the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston among her fans.

Rent now for just £27.50

Shoulder Bags

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Designer Tom Ford cross body bag in red

This chic cross body bag is beautifully crafted from textured leather and is roomy enough to contain all of your daytime essentials. After rising to fame with Gucci, American designer Tom Ford started creating his own collections in 2005.

Buy new for an eye-popping £1,994

Rent for just £28.50.

High Street Betty Jacksons rucksack

Forget hiking, this stylish backpack from Becky Jackson is the perfect accompaniment to your daytime look. English fashion designer Betty Jackson CBE is famed for designing many of the wacky costumes worn by Edina and Patsy in popular comedy Absolutely Fabulous.


Rent for just £27.50

Day Bags

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Designer Mulberry travel day bag

Inspired by the romanticism of vintage steamer trunks, this everyday bag has been seen on the arm of Gossip Girl Blake Lively and Juno Temple. The bag's lizard print has a scaly texture and a metal retro-style luggage tag.

Buy new for £2,335 (but now sold out)

Rent now for just £29.50

High Street Bombata blue laptop bag

Suitable for a 15 inch laptop, this stylish Italian laptop case will ensure you look the business in the boardroom.

Rent for just £27.50.

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Declutter your wardrobe and earn some money!

Posted 3rd December 2014 by Janine

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Calling all handbag lovers!

Is your wardrobe bursting with gorgeous handbags you never use? If you have loads of bags that you rarely use, but can't bear to give away, you could make them work for you. There are loads of fashion-conscious, bag-loving women who are just waiting to rent a handbag just like yours. If you'd like to declutter your closet, give your bank balance a boost by renting out your handbags to stylish women, just like you. You can earn up to £49.50 a week just by renting out your designer bag! The New Year is a great time to give your wardrobe a complete makeover. Set aside an afternoon to clear out your wardrobe and do it to the tune of some upbeat music. Remove everything from your wardrobe and drawers and give them a good dusting. Organise your clothes, bags, jewellery and shoes into three bin liners: keep, rubbish, and charity or ebay.

Try clothes on in front of a full-length mirror to see if still like them. If the items make you look and feel fabulous, as well as fitting properly, then keep them. But if it looks terrible or doesn't fit – or you haven't worn it for ages and you just know you'll never wear it again - give it to charity or sell it on ebay. If the clothes or bags are torn or stained, bin them. Group all similar items together, such as belts, bags, trousers, dresses, jeans and jumpers, and then decide the best way to store them in these separate groups (ie: keep folded jeans on a shelf and hang dresses on a rail together). During your clear-out, if you find a bag or two that you never really use, but can't bear to give away, consider renting it out. Earn some extra cash for Christmas and New Year by joining The handbag Rental.

Once you've joined, all you have to do is upload photos and information about your handbags in order to rent them out. You can also include dates that the bag is available for rental. It couldn't be easier. It's also environmentally-friendly because beautiful bags are being recycled by fashionistas. As well as looking for top designer fashion brands from all seasons and styles, we'd also love you to upload your fabulous vintage bags. The whole process is worry-free because you can take out assurance see Terms & Conditions which will provide partial compensation in the unlikely event that your bag is lost or damaged. The handbag Rental is run by bag bonkers fashionista Pauline Wellington, who owns more than 100 handbags. “I love the thrill of unwrapping a designer handbag and I wanted to share that passion with other like-minded handbag fashionistas,” says Pauline. So if you've got a Vivienne Westwood, a Victoria Beckham or a Chanel bag gathering dust in your wardrobe, join us now!

Let The handbag Rental work for you!

4 simple steps to handbag freedom!

1. Join

2. Upload & Share Your Bag or Reserve Yourself A Bag

3. Get paid For Your Bag or Pay A Fraction Of The Cost For A Bag

4. Love it. Own it. Loan it.


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