We Know How to Get Hold of the Most In-Demand Designer Bags for Under £100

Emily Dawes

There are certain items in our wardrobes that can immediately change the way we feel when we step outside, into the office or even into a bar, perhaps. A great coat is one of them, a two-piece suit, maybe a pair of killer heels or the perfect knee-high boots. For each of us, our arsenal of power pieces will be made up of a different combination. But, if you’re anything like us here at Who What Wear, you’ll agree when we say the power of a good handbag in finishing a ‘look’ should never be underestimated. 

So, who can really blame us for lusting after the latest and greatest designer offerings. Whether it’s a classic Chanel 2.55 or the newest Bottega Veneta chain pouch, the smell of buttery soft leather, the feeling of every outfit looking perfectly put together when you sling it over your shoulder— it’s tough to beat. Unfortunately for most of us, this feeling comes at a price, and these days it’s usually a rather steep one. That’s why we felt it was absolutely necessary to introduce our readers to COCOON. It’s a rental platform, just not as you know it.   

Monikh Dale wears a Bottega Veneta Black Large Pouch, borrowed from COCOON.

The monthly subscription service for bag lovers comes influencer-approved— both Lucy Williams and our girl Monikh are fans— and we totally get why.  It costs just £99 for the monthly membership to gain access to some of the most sought after bags in the industry, often sold out elsewhere. Pick your favourites and they come home with you for as little or as long a time as you like.

We have to say, the process is revolutionary for when you have things like a big holiday coming up (we can all appreciate how nice it is to have a fresh new wardrobe for a trip) or your best friend’s wedding, perhaps. But mostly we love it for being able to try out your dream bag in an everyday situation. If you’re indecisive this is going to be game-changing— or if you want to check you love an investment bag as much as you thought before taking the leap, as Lucy Williams recently admitted to doing with her Prada re-edition shoulder bag

Lucy Williams wears a  GUCCI 1955 Horsebit Shoulder Bag, borrowed from COCOON

Not only is it a great option to indulge and treat yourself in a less wasteful way with its focus on circular fashion. A love of handbags resonates with so many women and the whole Who What Wear UK team have been drooling over COCOON’s offering recently. We genuinely think they have one of the best selections of vintage, pre-loved classics and brand new cult bags on the market.