Love designer shoes, but hate designer prices? Don’t we all. Cinderella Me, however, is a new site which aims to give us access to some of our favourite designer footwear for a fraction of the price on the box. The catch, however, is that you’re hiring the shoes rather than buying them, so you will have to persuade yourself to part with them at the end of the week!
The idea is similar to some of the designer dress hire companies that have been around for a few years now: you choose the shoes you want from a selection on the website (They carry brands like Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Dior, etc), and they’re sent to you to wear for a week, at the end of which time you send them back, ready for the next person. Prices are around £80 per week, although some shoes cost more and some cost less.
Now, I know what you’re thinking here, because I thought it too: what about hygiene? After all, the idea of wearing shoes that God knows how many other pairs of sweaty feet have already occupied isn’t exactly appealing is it? Worry not, though: the site goes to great lengths to assure clients that each pair of shoes is carefully cleaned and sanitised before it’s sent out, so the shoes should look and feel as good as new.
What does everyone think of this idea? Is it something you’d like to try, or would you rather just either save up the money and buy the shoes outright, or take the £80 and spend them on a pair of less expensive shoes instead?
Take a look at the Cinderella Me website here.