Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's Your Life; Do You Rent or Own?

I've learned that there are businesses that rent out accessories, and even more amazing, people who rent them! Designer handbags from Prada, Louis Vuitton or Gucci can be rented by the week. Are you kidding me?

I assume the renters are people who can't actually afford to purchase said bags.

I understand the allure of the NAME! When my daughters were in their early teens, it became apparent that certain clothing brands were essential to their well-being! Never mind that the items looked exactly like other less expensive versions. The extra cost was for the tiny sewn in tag with the NAME on it, even if the tag wasn't visible when wearing the clothing! Thank goodness, as they are maturing, they are getting some sense again and choosing their wardrobe based on what they love, color, style and fit, rather than the name.

I don't think I could stand myself if I became so enamored of a designer brand that I would pay to carry a handbag for a week! To each his own, of course, but it seems a little desperate to me.

I can't help but think there is a self-esteem issue in here somewhere.

I make bags, so maybe I'm biased. Also, I don't think I'm a good enough actress to walk around with a $10,000 handbag, pretending it is mine. I'd probably carry it in a big ziploc bag to keep from messing it up!


  1. Amen, I'm with you with your sentiment.....I find that to be a bit pretentious. Personally, I can find much better things to spend that kind of money on....better yet, I think of how many people that kind of money might help get through a rough each his own, I guess!

  2. I hear ya! Silly nonsense right.