The bag that remains at the top of my wish list is the Chanel Classic 2.55 Coco Flap Bag. The reason it’s not yet in my closet and still on my list? It costs several thousand dollars. I’ve had my splurges on bags here and there, but never a price that high, so I’ve yet to make the leap from Chanel bag stalker to proud Chanel owner. But still I covet a classic Chanel bag like there’s no tomorrow, and with mile long (and year-long) wait lists for these bags, I know I’m not alone. So what’s a savvy shopper to do in the meantime? Rent one!
Rent the Runway hosted a party last week to celebrate their partnership with vintage shop What Goes Around Comes Around to offer vintage Chanel handbags, necklaces, bracelets and earrings as part of their rental offerings. So those of us not ready to make the leap can still rock a Chanel bag – for only $350 (retail price $6,160). Like other Rent the Runway items, the Chanel pieces are available to rent for 4 or 8 days and can be scheduled online.