Welcome to Tried and Trusted, a new series where our community shares their honest reviews and experience with our designer bags rental subscription plans.
In this installment, Judith, @Judithlcl, candidly shares about her journey with Style Theory:
Name: Judith, @Judithlcl
Subscribed since: 2019
Owns: 12 designer bags
Rented: 6 designer bags with Style Theory Bags
You’ve rented 6 designer bags with us! What’s been your wishlist, and which were some of your favourite rents?
The designers you’d definitely find in my wishlist are Fendi, Dior, Gucci, Chanel, and Chloé!
The Fendi Mon Tresor was my first bag! But it was too small and casual for work so I could only use it on weekends.
The Dior J’adior flap bag was my second bag. It was actually one of my favourite bags and I carried it almost everyday. I even brought it overseas to Korea too! The size was just perfect and it was so easy to carry around. After trying it out, I’ve decided to add it to my list of bags to buy, along with the Chanel Boy!
In my third month, I got to rent one of my dream bags, a Chanel Jumbo. But after renting it, I realised that big bags didn’t suit me — I didn’t even want to carry it out! So…. I only rent small bags from now on. Thank goodness I got to try it out first!
What were your first impressions of Style Theory Bags?
I loved that the bags were in excellent condition. I also thought that the conditions checklist that came with each bag was a really useful feature!
Apart from renting designer bags, you are quite the collector yourself. What is your current habit when it comes to shopping for designer bags?
I actually dedicate a lot of my time to researching whichever bag I have my eye on. I’ll search for inspiration on the different ways and styles I can wear a bag, read up on reviews to see if it’s really worth the buy. Once I’ve decided, I’ll buy it straight from Europe. Since I’ve subscribed to Style Theory Bags, it’s definitely made the research easier because I get to bring the bag in question for a test drive!
How do you maintain the bags you purchase?
I keep the authenticity cards of all the bags I’ve purchased. I also make it a point to store them in a proper place, and clean them regularly. I take really good care of my bags — I’ll never put them down on the floor!
Why made you consider trying a rental subscription like Style Theory Bags?
I really subscribe to the idea of trying a bag out before I invest $4,000+ into buying it. It just makes good sense. Apart from that, I also rent occasion-only bags that I know I won’t be able to use as often. Honestly, the experience of carrying a rented bag is almost the same, but without the actual ownership and commitment. I would recommend it to my friends too, because it’s super convenient and cost-saving.
Inspired by Judith’s journey with Style Theory Bags? Join the renting revolution with her to own less and access more!