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How to get designer clothes in your wardrobe for less

Save on a Mulberry bag or Jimmy Choo shoes with this clever shopping trick

LOVE to own a designer bag or shoes but can't quite stretch to the HUGE price tag?

Those in the know are making like the celebs on the red carpet — who often borrow jewellery — and renting an outfit instead.

Yep, from the designer shoes to the stunning dress (and even the plus one!), this is how you can look a million dollars for less...





Forget Miss Selfridge and Toppers. Rent a dress from rental website, Chic By Choice and you could be wearing Roland Mouret or Valentino.

Chic By Choice offer a 4 or 8 day rental service, an additional free second size and free dry-cleaning. If that isn’t enough, they organise a courier to come and pick it up once you are done with it.

Dress, £89 (four days), Ml Monique Lhuillier at Chic by Choice



Ever since Carrie Bradshaw’s Fendi Baguette hit our screens, the ‘it-bag’ du jour has been a way to prove your devotion to fash-un.

But £1000+ for an It Bag? Yikes! So how does £27.50 a week sound? With thanks to thehandbagrental.com, you can pay a £5 a month membership and pay £27.50 a week for any of the designer bags available.

Bag, £27.50 (a week), Mulberry Baywaters at Thehandbagrental.com


What do you think of when you hear the words ‘awards season’? Diamonds. Loads and loads of diamonds.

First of its kind designer dress rental website, Girlmeetsdress.com offers accessories rentals including jewellery and hats, so you can get yourself some bling to wear with your designer dress.

Necklace, £99 (2 night), Erickson Beamon at Girlmeetsdress.com




If Cinderella gets to wear glass slippers to the ball then we think you deserve to, too! Well, maybe not glass slippers but a pair of Jimmy Choos at the least!

Turns out we're not the only ones with this dream. Shoe rental website cinderella-me.co.uk has Jimmy Choos and Louboutins on offer for as little at £35 a week?! Count us in.

Shoes, £39.95 (a week), Jimmy Choo at Cinderella-me.co.uk