the slow exchange

The cost of living crisis is putting a curb on designer spending, but one new local business is letting you indulge your love for fashion while saving your pennies.

The Slow Exchange is a new handbag hire service for Sydney’s North Shore that allows fashion enthusiasts to access designer handbags without breaking the bank, along with contributing to an eco-friendlier fashion industry by reducing the demand for “fast fashion”.

Local parent Lauren Charlton launched the business after venturing back to social engagements after two kids and a pandemic. “It’s nice to feel human again with a nice dress and handbag for outings,” says Lauren. “But it is hard to have a single handbag to match all outfits.”

Why own just one designer handbag when you can have a closet full of them? With a collection of luxury handbags from top designers, The Slow Exchange makes it easy for you to stay on-trend, match your outfit perfectly, and express your unique style without the hefty price tag.

the slow exchange

The Slow Exchange is proud to offer:

  1. A Diverse Selection: The Slow Exchange boasts a collection of luxury handbags from renowned designers such as Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Chloe, Jacquemus and many more. Whether you wish to enjoy the versatility of going neutral or prefer to add a splash of colour to your outfit, they have you covered. They also offer current styles as well as the classics and vintage items – so you won’t walk into a room carrying the same handbag as anybody else!
    2. Affordable Pricing: Rental rates are budget-friendly, allowing you to have a rotating wardrobe of high-end handbags without the financial burden of purchasing each one. Plus, The Slow Exchange offers flexible rental periods to accommodate your needs.
    3. Convenience: The Slow Exchange offers a user-friendly website for easy browsing and booking. Select your favourite handbag, choose your rental period, and pick up your handbag for the weekend (they also offer a Courier service)
    4. Eco-Friendly Fashion: By choosing to rent a handbag with The Slow Exchange, you contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly fashion industry by reducing the demand for new production.
  2. Quality Assurance: Each handbag in the collection is carefully inspected and maintained to ensure that you receive a clean, well-maintained, and top-quality product every time.

“We understand that fashion is an ever-evolving art, and owning a luxury handbag for every occasion is simply not feasible for most people. The Slow Exchange was born out of the desire to make high-end fashion accessible to everyone. Now, you can embrace the luxury you desire without compromising your budget or the environment.”

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