The problem? Designer shoes can come at a high cost, and shelling out hundreds of dollars for a pair of shoes you’ll only wear once or twice might seem silly.
The solution? There are a handful of websites that allow you to rent designer shoes for just a week, or even a few days, so that you can wear a luxurious pair of heels for a wedding, a special event or a night out without having to break the bank.
• Village Luxe lets you borrow designer shoes for as low as $35, offering a range of styles, including everything from strappy sandals to canvas sneakers, from high-end labels such as Chanel, Prada and Fendi.
• Eternal Style has a range of Christian Louboutins, as well as a good amount of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a smattering of styles from other brands. Prices are as low as $45 for a week in Giuseppe Zanotti.
• Style Lend has a range of memorable styles for women looking to make a statement. Highlights include studded Christian Louboutin slippers, fur-trimmed gold Chanel boots and fringed Alexandre Birman booties. Rent for seven or 14 days, with prices as low as $35 for Michael Kors or $55 for YSL.
Some of these sites — as well as others like eBay — also allow you to purchase used designer shoes at a discounted price. Of course, another option is to buy shoes from high-street retailers like Zara and H&M, where you can get them at a low cost, albeit without the designer tag.