Giveaways, SponsoredTDO Sponsored Giveaway: Handbags from Avelle

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Avelle, the new “Bag, Borrow, or Steal,” (of Sex & The City fame) is celebrating its 5th anniversary and giving one lucky TDO reader a $250 gift card to use towards any product on their site.  In addition, now through May 13 save 30% and more on all rental fees on over 900 Handbags and other accessories. Avelle is also announcing a grand prize of 5 free months of Couture for one lucky customer (not including vintage). Everyone who rents during the Anniversary sale is entered in a drawing to win.

You can enter to win the $250 gift card (that’s enough to borrow for a month or more on hundreds of designer handbags including Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and more!) by telling us your Avelle picks in the comments.  We will announce the winner by random drawing on May 13.

Below are TDO Editor Carolyn’s top 5 picks! Let us know what you think:

1. Valentino Nuage Small Bow Tote : I’ve been lusting over this bag for months and stop by the Valentino counter every time I’m at a department store just to try it on.  It’s renting at $127/$211 (member/nonmember) which means you can borrow it for 1 or 2 months with the $250 giftcard.

2. Yves Saint Laurent Small Muse : Another long time lust.  A true classic.  I’m saving up for the purchase but in the meantime it’s going for $150/$198 a month.

3. Chanel Patent Camel 2.55:  Impossible to go wrong with this bag! The all time fave of almost all handbag junkies.  For the summer, a patent camel is my color of choice.  $250/$267 a month.

4. Borbonese Medium Clutch : Love this simple and elegant design.  Plus at $49/$89 a month, a $250 gift card means you can borrow until the holidays!

5. Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Papillon 30 Handbag : Obsessed with Louis Vuitton’s limited edition watercolor collection. Couldn’t afford it when it was avaliable, but now can borrow it for more than a month at a rate of $118/$191.

Let us know what you want to bag, borrow, or steal in the comments to win!


  1. Jessica B.  |  30 April 2009 at 5:32 AM

    Shoot…I want them all!

  2. Sam  |  30 April 2009 at 5:51 AM

    I LOVE the chanel! It is so chic!

  3. Lou  |  30 April 2009 at 6:10 AM

    Julianne by Marc Jacobs (quilted shoulder)

    I would use this bag to steal soft dinner rolls from family restaurants. It’s the perfect size for crime – not too big to be conspicuous, big enough to fit the buttery rounds of goodness.

  4. Nali P.  |  30 April 2009 at 6:28 AM

    love the ysl bag.

  5. Hanna  |  30 April 2009 at 6:38 AM

    I love the chanel bag!

  6. TH  |  30 April 2009 at 6:57 AM

    I love the YSL bag. So classic!

  7. Kristina A  |  30 April 2009 at 7:03 AM

    I’ve wanted the Louis Vuitton Speedy Roses Handbag since the first time I laid eyes on it.

  8. Milda P.  |  30 April 2009 at 7:11 AM

    Chanel, Chanel, Chanel!!

  9. Karen T for Avelle  |  30 April 2009 at 7:12 AM

    Hellooo! Karen here from Avelle. Just wanted to say hi and good luck to everyone!

  10. Whitney D  |  30 April 2009 at 7:24 AM

    I am completely lusting over the huge Tory Burch totes for summer. Imagine taking that beautiful bag to the pool! Durable, and the perfect size for towels.

  11. Allison  |  30 April 2009 at 8:16 AM

    The Valentino Bag – classic with a girly touch! LOVE IT!

  12. Katy M  |  30 April 2009 at 8:53 AM

    I think they just released this bag…and I’m in love!!! Check out the Marc Jacobs ‘Duffy’ Violet Handbag!

    Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!! And Happy Birthday Avelle! 🙂

  13. meghan  |  30 April 2009 at 9:11 AM

    I don’t think I could “borrow” a Chanel – I wouldn’t ever give it back! But at least I could carry it for a short while and pretend that its mine… 🙁

  14. elaine  |  30 April 2009 at 9:17 AM

    It has to be the Chanel!

  15. Cortney  |  30 April 2009 at 9:20 AM

    I would love to have the Chanel patent Camel bag. It’s gorgeous and a purse I could carry with me everyday, everywhere.

  16. Sara  |  30 April 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Chanel is always a classic. Love the color!

  17. Lucy  |  30 April 2009 at 9:46 AM

    I love the YSL muse. I’ve been lusting ever since I saw it!

  18. kathemc  |  30 April 2009 at 10:10 AM

    The valentino, completely

  19. Carolyn  |  30 April 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Can I just say, I want them ALL?

  20. kirsten  |  30 April 2009 at 10:28 AM

    i totally want the balenciaga striped city bag. its such a different take on the classic bag, and the stripes remind me of a boardwalk – perfect for summer.

  21. Lisa  |  30 April 2009 at 10:48 AM

    classic chanel<3

  22. accessgal  |  30 April 2009 at 12:16 PM

    The TREESJE ‘Avalon’ Tote has me dreaming of matching outfits.
    Love all the classic bags, Carolyn has some great picks!

  23. anna  |  30 April 2009 at 12:22 PM

    i would love to borrow classic Chanel quilted tote

  24. Danielle  |  30 April 2009 at 12:38 PM

    That Borbonese Medium Clutch is to DIE FOR! Love how classy it is!

  25. Raha  |  30 April 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Nothing else but Chanel Camel 2.55 for me 🙂

  26. Lauren  |  30 April 2009 at 1:08 PM

    I have been lusting after the YSL Muse bag for a while myself. That would be my pick!

  27. Nicole-Lynn  |  30 April 2009 at 1:17 PM

    I would love to win the Tory Burch North South Tote! Great bags!

  28. Carla  |  30 April 2009 at 1:25 PM

    I love the Chloe Large ‘Edith’ Bowler Handbag in red. So simple and elegant.

  29. Ji  |  30 April 2009 at 1:37 PM

    I LOVE ALL OF THEM! especially the YSL and Chanel! so beautiful!!!! I love chloe and miumiu as well, but the chanel and YSL are HOT!

  30. Susie  |  30 April 2009 at 2:29 PM

    The was an easy choice – the YSL bag is breathtaking!

  31. Jo  |  30 April 2009 at 6:45 PM

    I love the Chanel – clean, classic, and luxury all in one! If you just need one bag, this is it!

  32. Lisa  |  30 April 2009 at 9:16 PM

    I love the Valentino Nuage Small Bow Tote!

  33. sarah  |  30 April 2009 at 9:35 PM

    After a thorough survey of the entire Avelle site, I’ve decided that one of my favorite pieces is the Hermes Vintage Crocodile Birkin Handbag. I’m a sucker for classics, and the edgy take on a classic shape is just wild enough to take an outfit from boring to brilliant in one swoop! Another of my favorites is the Kate Spade ‘Bilbao’ Quinn Handbag. It is the perfect size for carrying essentials but will not impede posture due to the weight of the bag.

  34. debi welbon  |  1 May 2009 at 1:56 AM

    The Chanel bag!

  35. MRS.MOMMYY  |  1 May 2009 at 2:31 AM

    love the chanel bag

  36. Robert  |  1 May 2009 at 4:02 AM

    I like the Tory Burch North South Tote, It looks very high quality, Thank you for the chance to win!

  37. Claudia Vitello  |  1 May 2009 at 4:20 AM

    OH BOY

  38. Amber G  |  1 May 2009 at 6:01 AM

    I would love to borrow the Fendi Large Leather Chief Tote – I love the vibrant orange color, it is perfect for summer!

  39. Adrienne Gordon  |  1 May 2009 at 6:32 AM

    the chanel for sure

  40. Karen  |  1 May 2009 at 7:22 AM

    The Louis Vuitton Tote

  41. s  |  1 May 2009 at 8:18 AM


  42. Mary  |  1 May 2009 at 8:48 AM

    Yves Saint Laurent Small Muse IS a classic. It would be amazing to rent or own this one! you display great choices.

  43. Mary Casper  |  1 May 2009 at 9:41 AM

    i love this bag

  44. Angela J  |  1 May 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Chanel is nice

  45. Laura  |  1 May 2009 at 12:12 PM

    I’d go for the Chanel ‘Rock and Chain’ Large Patent Flap Handbag. . .I need a great bag that can fit all of my stuff for my hectic days. 🙂

  46. Denise  |  1 May 2009 at 1:31 PM

    I really like the Louis Vuitton Speedy Roses Handbag.

  47. mickeyfan  |  1 May 2009 at 3:11 PM

    My son is getting married. I’d love to be carrying Chanel Classic Handbag With Flap (PURPLE) that night. Amazingly gorgeous bag.

  48. Courtney  |  1 May 2009 at 8:04 PM

    I love the Valentino Histore Patent Tote. I love the details on the bag and the size of it. Beautiful!

  49. Teresa C  |  2 May 2009 at 5:02 AM

    I like the Yves Saint Laurent Small Muse. Looks like I could fit quite a bit easily in that bag.

  50. Audrey Larson  |  2 May 2009 at 5:54 AM

    Love them all! But if I have to pick one, the YSL. Wow.

  51. Phyllis Adams  |  2 May 2009 at 6:45 AM

    My favorite is the Chanel bag

  52. J  |  2 May 2009 at 9:24 AM

    My pick would be the Chanel! Gorgeous.

  53. kaya  |  2 May 2009 at 12:07 PM

    The eternally classic Chanel..It is the semblum of chic

  54. Gayatri  |  2 May 2009 at 12:14 PM

    The epitome of class,the inimitably electric Chanel!

  55. Beverley Justice  |  2 May 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Chanel is, well, Chanel!

  56. Sara K  |  3 May 2009 at 12:03 AM

    I love the Valentino, but I would probably choose the LV….

  57. Anna Etheridge  |  3 May 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Papillon 30 Handbag <– Love this one!!

  58. Morgan  |  3 May 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Monogram handbag….I have wanted this bag for yeaaaars. Hopefully I’ll have enough for it some day!

  59. Heather  |  3 May 2009 at 8:42 PM

    I love totes and I REALLY love the Louis Vuitton ‘Heartbreak’ Monogram Jokes Tote!

  60. Jackie  |  4 May 2009 at 2:01 PM

    They’re all great, but the YSL bag is my fav. Love it!

  61. Monique Rizzo  |  4 May 2009 at 3:02 PM

    The Valentino is my favorite! Thanks for the chance.

  62. Vicky Boackle  |  4 May 2009 at 8:17 PM

    i like the valentino bag.

  63. mitchell  |  5 May 2009 at 5:32 AM

    im in love with the Louis Vuitton Speedy Roses Handbag. thanks! (

  64. Elisa  |  5 May 2009 at 7:16 AM

    Of your picks, I like the Valentino best. Fun and feminine!

    The Balenciaga Giant City bag would definitely be my pick. It’s the one most resembling the Motorcycle bag from several years ago, which is basically the bag of my dreams 🙂

    But I have to admit the Rebecca Minkoff Nikki, which is slouchy and fab, and the Chanel Classic CC Tote, which is basically the perfect tote!

  65. simone  |  5 May 2009 at 10:28 AM

    I would pick the kate spade Preston Hollow ‘Small Flower Pot’ Tote. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

  66. mineola  |  5 May 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Tylie Malibu Sahara Hobo Handbag- I love a shoulder bag & grey is so underrated. This one is sumptuous & gorgeous. “Like buttah!” as they say! Very posh but also practical.

  67. Alizabeth O  |  5 May 2009 at 1:12 PM

    I saw this bag and loved the clean feel to it. Gosh it is so a must have.

  68. Beckie  |  5 May 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Due to schlepping my keeping-up-with-the-trends 30 pound oversized handbag, I am now oversize-handbag disabled. This Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Roxbury Drive clutch would reduce the load on my shoulder while keeping my style on trend.

    Thanks for hosting a fabulous giveaway and happy anniversary to Avelle.

  69. Stacy Z  |  5 May 2009 at 3:47 PM
  70. valerie mabrey  |  5 May 2009 at 9:42 PM


  71. Rosanne  |  6 May 2009 at 2:28 PM

    I love the vintage Hermes and Chanel bag

  72. Ashley  |  6 May 2009 at 9:55 PM

    i love the Julianne by Marc Jacobs

  73. Danielle  |  7 May 2009 at 5:18 PM

    My favorite handbag is the Furla ‘Lily’ Handbag!!! I would love to steal it! I love it! The shape and size is perfect! I really also like the unique color for the spring and summertime!

  74. Jennifer Fitzgibbons  |  8 May 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Favorite Avelle Picks:

    Fav Purse: Betsey Johnson ‘Ms. Mod’ N/S Tote in Black, SKU# 12421

    (I would use this purse with a short black mini dress and it would look FAB! I have wanted this particular purse forever! Betsey Johnson is my favorite designer ever and I love how there is a big striped tie cinched around this purse. It is to die for! If I win, this will be my first purchase for sure!)

    Fav Jewelry: Betsey Johnson Long Multi Strand Bow Necklace & Bow Earrings, SKU #14831

    Fav Sunglasses: Chanel Metal Aviator Sunglasses, SKU# 16122

    Fav Watch: Toy Watch Azalea White Tatoo Watch, SKU #17010

  75. Stephen  |  8 May 2009 at 7:35 PM

    My daughter would like the Valentino Nuage Small Bow Tote and my wife would like the Chanel Patent Camel 2.55

  76. mary boemmel  |  9 May 2009 at 7:16 PM

    chanel bag is so cool.

  77. Kathy Scott  |  10 May 2009 at 8:41 AM

    The Lily bag from Furla is perfect for so many of my outfits.

  78. Jennifer gersch  |  10 May 2009 at 9:13 AM

    LOVE Louis Vuitton Speedy Roses Handbag

  79. Jessica  |  10 May 2009 at 11:24 AM

    The Balenciaga City Bag, I’ve been lusting after it for years!

  80. Rochelle K  |  10 May 2009 at 6:33 PM

    I am in looove with the Prada Limited Edition Fairy Handbag. That is the most awesome bag I’ve ever seen!! I also really like the Gucci ‘Pop Bamboo’ Top Handle Bag Tote. I’ve never had a snakeskin bag, so this would be so fun!

  81. Debra F  |  10 May 2009 at 6:39 PM

    I love the Betsey Johnson ‘Take a Bow’ N/S Frame Handbag! Thanks for the giveaway.

  82. Jennifer Neal  |  10 May 2009 at 10:34 PM

    #3! Patent Chanel.

  83. Robin  |  10 May 2009 at 10:34 PM

    #3 is so classic.. thanks for the chance!

  84. Sheila Veit  |  11 May 2009 at 4:39 AM

    nice prize

  85. courtney  |  11 May 2009 at 5:58 AM

    what girl doesnt want a chanel? I gotta have it! Happy mothers day!

  86. cathi rushing  |  11 May 2009 at 6:28 AM

    Louis Vuitton Speedy Roses Handbag would be perfect for so many of my outfits

  87. Paula Harmon  |  11 May 2009 at 6:48 AM

    I love the MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Astor’ N/S Tote. Boy, would I love to tote that around. My kids might think I’m actually cool for once!

  88. Jill  |  11 May 2009 at 7:43 AM

    I like the steal part then I get to keep it Lockheart ‘Gwen’ Tote.

  89. Tammie  |  11 May 2009 at 7:45 AM

    I love the Valentino Histore Patent Tote, but given the times I would have to ‘borrow or steal’ it! That being said, my more reasonable second choice would be the MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Beverly’ Lg Drawstring Satchel Handbag. 🙂

  90. amber  |  11 May 2009 at 7:51 AM

    OMG that site is amazing!! I would love to rent the Betsey Johnson Stitch It Up Satchel. You can also buy bags there in the outlet section, how fun! Thanks!!!

  91. Cynthia Mercado  |  11 May 2009 at 8:56 AM

    I love the Kooba Kellyn tote

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

  92. Kat Emerick  |  11 May 2009 at 9:50 AM

    I have to say that I have a fettish for handbags and I would love them all! Thanks for a chance to win!

  93. Kiara  |  11 May 2009 at 10:01 AM

    I like the Juicy Couture ‘Flap Lock’ Fluffy Satchel Handbag.

  94. Gloria S  |  11 May 2009 at 10:50 AM

    I like the TREESJE Avalon Tote

  95. brandlyn  |  11 May 2009 at 11:25 AM

    I want the Louis Vuitton Rose Handbag….I could never afford something like that but I could pretend like I own it for a few days with this prize.

  96. Jennifer  |  11 May 2009 at 12:45 PM

    The Louis Vuitton Tote

  97. Courtney  |  11 May 2009 at 1:24 PM

    If price were no object (yeah, right!) I’d get the Hermes Vintage Crocodile Kelly Handbag. It’s just gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. ktanjatk  |  11 May 2009 at 2:10 PM

    My picks:

    1. Nettie Rosenstein Vintage Coral Evening Bag SKU# 10088

    2. Fendi Secret Code Handbag SKU# 15605

    3. Prada Fringed Tote SKU# 10288

    4. Balenciaga Striped ‘City’ Handbag SKU# 9617

  99. Lindsay  |  11 May 2009 at 3:07 PM

    I love the simplicty of the kate spade ‘Kent’ Stevie Handbag

  100. veronica sandberg  |  11 May 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Frame Water BL Handbag

  101. Kerry  |  11 May 2009 at 3:45 PM

    I love the kate spade Sullivan Street ‘Blakely’ Tote

  102. kim v  |  11 May 2009 at 5:38 PM

    I love the Louis Vuitton Papillon 30 Handbag.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  103. Djp  |  11 May 2009 at 5:40 PM

    sign me up

  104. linda s  |  11 May 2009 at 5:44 PM

    I want the charm and luck florence tote

  105. Becky Bianco  |  11 May 2009 at 6:49 PM

    I want the YSL So bad i can tast the leather!

  106. Jacob LaFountaine  |  11 May 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Hello Kitty watch

  107. jjean  |  11 May 2009 at 7:30 PM

    I love the graphic printed GUCCI bowler and the pink PRADA with the pretty rosettes.

  108. Suzanne Lewis  |  11 May 2009 at 8:11 PM

    I just like the sleek look and the hardware accents. I would be so stoked to carry this bag.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  109. emily l  |  11 May 2009 at 8:47 PM

    I love the: Andrew Marc Rivet ‘Morgan’ Small Satchel Handbag! Incredible! Want!

  110. alexis  |  11 May 2009 at 8:52 PM

    I would proabably choose anything vintage chanel

  111. Isaac A.  |  11 May 2009 at 9:08 PM

    I would pick the “Chanel” bag 🙂

  112. wendy wallach  |  11 May 2009 at 9:13 PM

    I love the black quilted chanel bag.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  113. Gabriel J.  |  11 May 2009 at 9:56 PM

    I like the Julianne by Marc Jacobs.

  114. Miranda Allen  |  11 May 2009 at 10:26 PM

    i love the large chanel tote

  115. Amanda U.  |  11 May 2009 at 11:28 PM

    I like the Donald J Pliner ‘Daisy’ Handbag and the Lanvin ‘Symbol’ Sunglasses.

  116. Darcy B  |  11 May 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Oh so many lovely nags–i would choose the Yves Saint Laurent Muse Small Satchel Handbag–thanks for the chance to win!

  117. Suanne Giddings  |  12 May 2009 at 1:12 AM

    My favorites are the Bottega Veneta Woven Satchel with Flap Handbag, Prada Striped Nappa Hobo Handbag, and Kooba ‘Blair’ Hobo Handbag. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  118. Kathleen S.  |  12 May 2009 at 1:44 AM

    I want to borrow the Rafe New York Crackle Leather ‘Reese’ Medium Shoulder Handbag. I like that it looks pretty versatile, like you could wear it with jeans or with a little black dress. I love the bold pink color it comes in. Thanks!

  119. Shelley Mitchell  |  12 May 2009 at 5:34 AM

    I always wanted a louis vitton bag but could never afford one. This would be great.

  120. Denise B.  |  12 May 2009 at 5:40 AM

    The best one out of the group is the “Yves Saint Laurent Muse Small Satchel Handbag”. The other ones are ugly.

  121. Lisa  |  12 May 2009 at 5:58 AM

    I would borrow the Dallas Vintage Telephone Shoulder Bag
    and would keep it as long as possible It is so unique

  122. Jovita  |  12 May 2009 at 9:07 AM

    Man, cant i have em all! :^<
    I have my eye on the LARGE CHANEL TOTE!!

    So delish!!
    Thanks for the chance!

  123. kathy pease  |  12 May 2009 at 9:33 AM

    i love the Chanel Quilted Large Tote

  124. georgie  |  12 May 2009 at 9:57 AM

    BE & D Kan Kan Tote. Its an unsual bag reminds me of ruffled petticoats. electricisland(at)

  125. Ann  |  12 May 2009 at 10:33 AM

    I love the Treesje Hendrix ‘Mini’ Handbag in that fabulous yellow!

  126. Shelly  |  12 May 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Love the Marc Jacobs ‘Duffy’ Violet Handbag

  127. Maja  |  12 May 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Be & D Kan Kan Tote

  128. Lisa G.  |  12 May 2009 at 3:23 PM

    I so want to borrow the BE & D Kan Kan Tote SKU# 16216 and Valentino Histore Patent Tote SKU# 13913! Gorgeous!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  129. amy delong  |  12 May 2009 at 3:25 PM

    My choice is #5…..mine mine!!But they all are awesome!


  130. desiree kelley  |  12 May 2009 at 3:50 PM

    I like the ysl bag

  131. R Hicks  |  12 May 2009 at 7:38 PM

    The Gucci 85th Anniversary Hobo Handbag is a really kicking chic looking bag!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  132. Lily Kwan  |  12 May 2009 at 8:08 PM

    I love the Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Speedy Roses Handbag!

  133. Gianna  |  12 May 2009 at 8:32 PM

    I love the LEIBER ‘Jellyfish Bloom’ Evening Handbag 🙂

  134. Helen  |  12 May 2009 at 8:33 PM

    I want to borrow the Limited Edition Louis Vuitton Monogram Satin Aumoniere Evening Handbag to a wedding I’m attending this summer.

  135. Donna K  |  12 May 2009 at 9:05 PM

    I like the Chanel Patent Camel 2.55

  136. Rokas  |  17 February 2010 at 8:13 AM

    I like the ysl bag

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