We caught up with one of our favourite content creators, the fashionable and chic Sabrina Marican, on her renting experience with this Style Theory Bags Membership review!
Name: Sabrina Marican, @sabrinamarican
Occupation: Content creator and blogger
Subscribed since 2019
Owns 5 designer bags
Rented 6 designer bags with Style Theory Bags
What is your current habit when it comes to shopping for designer bags?
Before getting a bag, I love getting inspiration through Instagram. I’ve amassed my personal designer bag collection through getting them as gifts, or purchasing them during sales from boutiques and preloved stores!
How has a renting subscription changed your perception of owning designer bags?
I think it has made me realise that I don’t have to spend so much money to appreciate branded bags. As long as I feel confident, renting is just as good!
The Covid-19 situation has put many of daily lives on pause — how has your regular routine changed now that we’re staying home? Do you still continue to dress up for yourself at home?
Yes, I do! As a content creator, my work still goes on every day. Doesn’t change, to be honest, still dressing up and putting on makeup!
Many subscribers have been using this stay-home period to rent experimental styles that they normally wouldn’t think of trying. How would you use your Bags subscription this period?
I would take this chance to rent something different too, because I want to be creative at home when I’m creating content! I want colours and more designs. And I have time at home to dress up and try out different makeup looks to suit the bag style I rented.
What’s on the list of designer bags you rented and wanted to rent?
I love the latest Gucci Bag that I rented for Raya at home. It has exquisite florals, and the colour was so bright and outstanding. The condition of the bag was also great — it was really clean and well-maintained.
What are your favourite features from our app?
I love the New Arrivals curation, as well as saving my favourite styles in my Wishlist collections. But the feature I use most of all is the smart filter. I usually browse by colour, size, and category based on the outfit I’m matching the bag to, as well as where I’ll be going — useful, of course!
What were some of the fears you had when you first started renting with Style Theory Bags?
Before renting the bag, I was afraid to ruin or dirty the bags. But I was very careful, and had to remind myself not to put too much pressure on myself. On top of that, I loved that the bag came carefully packed in dustbags with a conditions checklist that identified blemishes that existed on the bag before my rental — that was reassuring.
After renting 6 bags with us, do share what your overall experience was like, and some tips to our readers.
It has been smooth and positive because every pick was different, and I managed to pair them with my outfits without much hassle. The bags I chose were user-friendly and pretty too!
For my second and third month, I got so used to the app. I knew what I wanted, I knew what to look for in terms of colours and designs. I got comfortable with the bags, and I didn’t let my guard down when it came to ensuring it was okay and clean — it came naturally.
In summary, will you continue to rent with Style Theory? And, from this experience, will you be purchasing any of the bags you rented?
Yes of course I will! I won’t be purchasing because I highly believe in renting to save time and money. and this process should be used by more of us in Singapore to reduce waste.
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