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We borrowed Gucci, YSL bags in 2023

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

No, we aren’t talking about weddings! Instead we’re all about designer bags and wearing a new one every day of the week.

We don’t have an endless budget for that, but it no longer matters when you can use a service like Vivrelle, allowing you to borrow designer handbags and accessories like jewelry and watches for a month (or months) at a time, at a set rate far less than their typical price tag.

Timed to New York Fashion Week 2023, we wanted to get our hands on a handbag or two, and headed to the site and then the in-person showroom in NYC to try the service out for ourselves. Warning: the bags you are about to see will make you want to shop ASAP.

Not in New York? No problem, as you don’t need to visit the showroom IRL to borrow a plethora of designer items. The brand ships throughout the US and even provides pre-paid shipping labels, but more on that later.

What is Vivrelle and how does borrowing work?

A pink Vivrelle sign and handbags
The Vivrelle showroom is so much more than that, doubling as a lounge and work area for their members.
Sophie Cannon
A wall of designer handbags
Holy handbag! This was just one of the many walls of bags lining the NYC showroom
Sophie Cannon


Vivrelle is frankly a designer-lover’s dream.

In more words, Vivrelle is a members-only service that lets its users borrow designer handbags, jewelry and watches at a discounted rate, charged monthly via a subscription plan. Users can either visit the showroom located in Garment District of New York City or for those not local to NYC, they can also browse

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