Listen up shopaholics and please, step away from your overburdened credit cards immediately. There's an answer to the recession-era "spend money on an 'It' bag or your rent" dilemma: borrowed couture. Perhaps you've heard of Bag Borrow or Steal at this point, the site devoted to fine leather rental? Right now, you can get your mitts on a quilted Chanel bag (the one we just saw all the models in Paris sporting), for as little as, ahem, $119 per week. Hey, it costs almost three grand to own. You do the math.
Lesser known but growing day by day is Wear Today Gone Tomorrow, a similar premise that revolves around clothing. I'm not sure if even I am superficial enough to carry around a fancy clutch I'm pretending to own, but considering I'm invited to more weddings this summer than Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses, it's tempting to borrow a minty Fendi shift for just one special day without spending more than I ought to. And think about it: Just like certain playboys feel once they've conquered a fleeting love interest, once the thrill of the chase has passed, do you really ever love that frock as much the second time around?
You tell us: Is borrowed fashion just plain unsettling or worth the (unharmed) credit?
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