The handbag is the quintessential accessory, providing concealment for questionable reading material and a handy swinging implement in the event of clowns. Enjoy this year’s handbag harvest with today’s Groupon. For $39, you get $100 worth of designer-handbag rentals from Swap Handbags, the website that allows women to rent out handbags on a weekly or monthly basis.
Swap, like golf or interstellar space travel, functions around a simple concept—putting authentic designer handbags in the hands and over the shoulders of women for less-than-designer prices. Swap achieves this by renting out its luxury handbags. Browse Swap’s couture collection, make a selection, choose how long you’ll rent the bag, and then get it mailed to you free of delivery charges. Bags are arranged in four categories—Audrey, Marilyn, Jackie, and Grace—based on their retail values, but just like those stylish icons of yesteryear, all are fashionably fashionable. Rent a Gucci New Pelham for a week ($88) or a month ($242), tote a Prada BN1407 Rouched Bag to table-tennis showdowns for a week ($80) or a month ($218), or perfect your Ruth Buzzi impression with a Burberry Small Tote you’ll swing haphazardly on a weekly ($60) or monthly ($113) basis. Once your rental period is up, you’ll return the handbag to Swap using the original box and prepaid return label. Imagine the Netflix method of operation, except that these DVDs are handbags, and you can’t illegally copy them for your friends to keep.
While not included in this deal, Swap also sells handbags, so if you find that the handbag you rented holds just the right amount of grapes and gunpowder, you have the option to buy said handbag from Swap’s swamis. There’s no membership fee to join Swap, so get your Groupon and begin making your campaign for a cameo appearance in Sex and the City 3: Rise of the Kraken.
Swap was mentioned in Charlotte magazine, Scoop Charlotte, and on Charlotte Today: > * Swaphandbags.com is for women who want, need, gotta have a new bag every season. Or for women like me, who just want a nice, gold evening clutch for this one party on this one night. – Scoop Charlotte