Today’s tight economy has many people “shopping” in their own closets or hosting swap parties instead of buying new clothing and accessories. Women across America are finding that re-introducing older pieces to their current wardrobe is a smart way to avoid buyer temptation and save money. Avelle, the largest online rented-luxury retailer offering more than 4,000 different styles of designer accessories, will now give women everywhere the opportunity to breathe new life into their beloved handbags and keep them looking fresh and new. The company recently announced the launch of Avelle Refurbishment, a professional handbag cleaning and repair service that lets women easily extend the lives of their favorite handbags for a fraction of the cost of buying a new one. “Because our members are so passionate about designer accessories and we know many of them have had to ‘retire’ their handbags due to wear and tear, we’ve launched a refurbishment service that will help make their favorite handbags look and feel like new again,” said Michael Smith, chief executive officer of Avelle. “Especially during these challenging economic times, we want to help our customers who are on a budget by offering them solutions that will help them keep the luxury they love so much in their life.” Avelle Refurbishment makes cleaning, repairing or refurbishing a bag just as easy as renting one from Avelle. Customers simply complete the cleaning and repair request form and ship their handbag to Avelle. In a few weeks, the handbag is shipped back to them, making it feel like it’s a new bag all over again!