Purchasing a designer bag isn’t something I take lightly. There are several things I take into consideration when making a big fashion investment like a designer bag, from longevity to cost-per-wear. Ultimately, I never really know what’s going to prove the most wearable until I get it in my closet and see how easy it is to style and, most importantly, how well it fits my essentials.
In reality, it’s impossible to check all these boxes by trying the bag on in person, no matter how many trips to the retail store I could make. But a monthly subscription service that allows you access to a closet full of its cult-popular designer bags? Now that’s an ideal way to try before you buy. I’m talking about Vivrelle, the luxury subscription service that features a mind-blowing selection of designer bags, from Chanel to Bottega Veneta, and an impressive assortment of fine jewelry that would have any fashion person’s jaw on the floor (just speaking from experience here).
Choosing between buzzy It bags that have already risen to cult status on the fashion scene and timeless favorites that won’t be going out of style anytime soon, I picked up five cool designer purses from Virelle’s closet to try out, style, and lend my review to. Ahead, see the designer-handbag outfits I put together with pieces such as Balenciaga’s of-the-moment Le Cagole and a Y2K Dior favorite.