Borrow a Céline Trapeze Bag from Trendlee

May 17, 2016
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A Céline bag for a fraction of the cost???? SIGN ME UP!!!

That was my reaction when Trendlee told me I could borrow one of their pre-loved designer bags. I’ve allllllways crushed on Céline bags but never pulled the trigger on buying one for a few reasons:

1) “OMG they’re all so pretty, which one should I pick?”

2) “Holy shit, that’s expensive”

3) “Like really expensive, you could buy SO many shoes for that!”

And so it goes.

Well – Trendlee solves this #firstworldproblem.

With Trendlee, you can pick out a pre-loved designer bag and borrow it for a fraction of the retail price! You can also purchase bags for much, much less than they were originally sold for.

I picked out this bomb tri-color trapeze bag that I was totally enamored with when I saw it in the Céline store last winter. I love it, obviously.  It’s beautiful and fun and chic.

BUT, you’re not gonna believe me when I say this…I wouldn’t buy it.

Are you thinking…“WTF is wrong with you Alex?”

I know, I know. But the issue is one of access. Let me give ya a real life scenario:

I’m usually carrying my purse, another bag, and my phone in my hand when I’m going into work.  When I get to my office I have to get out my key card to open the door.  Because of the flap, clasp, and the zipper on the bag, I can’t just reach in and grab my wallet (where my key card is).  I have to flip the clasp and twist it before I can pull up the flap, and then I have to unzip the bag before I reach in.  But when I unzip the bag, everything starts pouring out.

So, while I absolutely l-o-v-e this beautiful bag, I am very glad that I could borrowCéline trapeze bag from Trendlee instead of buying one for $3k+…that’s a lot of shoes and purse rentals!

p.s. you can get 5% off from Trendlee with the code FASHIONBRIEF 🙂  (and just in case it wasn’t clear – Trendlee let me borrow this bag for this post)

Xo, AL

dress (here) // scarf // shoes and jewelry (here)

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  • Kayla || Keynotes from Kay May 18, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I have a weakness for designer bags, it’s a blessing and a curse! I recently picked up a Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM on a whim (like, how does one even do that accidentally…) and I’ve also had my eye on a grey suede Chloe. I’ve never tried a service like Trendlee or Borrow Bag or Steal but I really should!

    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

    • thefashionbrief@gmail.com May 20, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Girl, you and me both!!! I looooove the Neverfull! And a grey suede Chloe, ahhh, I die. Renting definitely saves the bank account!!

  • Kait May 19, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    What a fab bag! I love sites like this that let you enjoy bags/dresses/accessories of your dreams at a fraction of the real price. So cute 🙂

  • Laura May 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Such a great bag!

    Laura B. | http://www.LauraWears.com

  • Cristina May 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Love that bag!!! So cool that you can borrow it for way less than they sell for. That sounds like fun!


    • thefashionbrief@gmail.com May 20, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Thank you Cristina!! It’s so great! More money for shoes and clothes hahaha

  • Annaliese May 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Loving your cute lace up shoes!! And jealous of the bag

    xoxo A

  • Oksana May 20, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Never heard of this company before, will need to check them out! Do you mind me asking how much was the rental?

    • thefashionbrief@gmail.com May 20, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Hi Oksana! The rental price depends on how long you rent it and of course which bag it is, but this one was like $150/month!!

  • Teresa May 20, 2016 at 9:55 am

    LOVE Trendlee! Amazing post.

  • Elana May 20, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Oh I love the idea of borrowing a bag.

  • Bella B (xoxoBella) May 20, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I really like that bag! What a great concept. I will have to check it out. I would worry that something would happen to it!

    • thefashionbrief@gmail.com May 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Bella!! That was my initial worry too, but I try to be extra careful!

  • Tiffani May 20, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Designer bags are seriously my weakness! I love finding new services like this. I’ve never used one, but I have no idea why.

    • thefashionbrief@gmail.com May 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Tiffani!! It’s such a great idea!! I’m definitely going to be doing it more often!

  • Sami May 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Such a gorgeous purse, and what a genius idea to borrow designer bags!!


  • Amanda | Glitter & Spice May 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

    That bag. OMG. I die. I’ve heard such great things about Trendlee – I really just need to check it out already! Oh and PS your outfit is so super cute 🙂
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    • thefashionbrief@gmail.com May 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks Amanda!! You should definitely check it out! There are so many great ones to choose from!! Xoxo

  • Pick Your Beau May 22, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t heard of them before, I absolutely love this idea!! And how fun is that bag?!

    Pick Your Beau

  • Sara Kate May 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Very cool!! I love this because you can wear trendy bags without a huge investment or feeling like you have to pick something timeless.

    Sara Kate Styling

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