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Designer items that will never go out of style

17th October, 2020

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Investment purchases often have a few more zeros in the price tag than your average chain store buy but when you factor in the longevity and its cost per wear you’re definitely getting a bargain. I’ve spoken in the past about my approach to buying designer goods that you won’t regret, but there are definitely certain pieces that will forever remain stylish. Add these to your wardrobe and I promise you’ll have a long and happy relationship.

Burberry trench

If you’re going to splurge on a trench coat make it one by Burberry. The coat was designed by Thomas Burberry for military personnel in World War One to keep officers protected against wind and rain and the design has been around ever since. The hardware and fabrication are of course top notch but one glimpse of the iconic checked lining sets this trench above the rest. I promise a trench coat is one purchase that you will get plenty of use out of all year round. Plus if you’re after a unique touch, Burberry now offer a personalisation service that allows you to monogram the inside of your coat.

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Chanel 2.55 bag

Everyone knows the quilted 2.55 bag by Chanel and whilst its ubiquitous it’s also one of the few designer bags that will not only appreciate in value (research has shown that the bag has increased in value by 70 per cent over the last six years) it’s also the kind of bag that will not date, will go with virtually everything you own and will always be a classic staple that you’ll be proud to carry. It’s a hefty investment I know, but if you’re going to splurge on a designer bag this one is definitely worth considering.

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Cartier LOVE Bracelet

The ultimate in wrist candy the beautiful Cartier LOVE bracelet first came to prominence in the 1970s and has only grown more popular since its inception. Available in a variety of metals including yellow gold or rose gold plus if you’re really looking to splurge there’s also a version studded with diamonds this is one piece of jewellery that you’ll remain in love with.

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Balenciaga moto jacket

I have had my Balenciaga leather jacket for years and its still the kind of piece that has remained in constant rotation in my wardrobe over the years. The perfect moto style jacket is ideal for wearing with everything from dresses to denim. I particularly loved Balenciaga’s design but designers like Saint Laurent, Tom Ford and Acne have all released their own versions of this jacket style. A major splurge it may be but one feel of the buttery leather, the sturdy metal hardware and the perfect fit will inspire instant love.

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Chanel ballet flat

Ballet flats will always be a wardrobe staple but add a pair of interlocking Cs and you venture into try style classic territory. Whilst they’re not the type of shoe that you’d wear daily to run errands (they’re definitely a bit more special than your average ballet flat) they are an easy and stylish footwear option for those days when you just want to take a casual look up a notch. A close runner up in the shoe departmet would be the classic Gucci horsebit loafer. Over 60 years on and it’s still going strong.

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Gucci loafers

First released in 1953, the Gucci loafer has been around for 65 years and whilst it has never ever really gone away it has experienced a huge resurgence in popularity. Whilst the range now encompasses everything from floral print to an array of colours, fur trim and a version with a collapsible heel, this style is a forever shoe. Translation: if you invest in this you’ll be wearing it for the next few decades without it ever dipping in style cred.

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Tell me—which designer items do you think will always be in style?
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Online stores: where I shop

18th February, 2015

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While shopping in a bricks and mortar store is great for seeing pieces in the flesh and getting to try on outfits to check out the fit in real life, there’s still something to be said for the sheer convenience of shopping online. It also means I can shop labels from Italy, France, the United States, the UK and everything in between right from the comfort of my own home. Plus there’s just something nice about receiving a long awaited package in the mail. I often buy clothes, gifts, homewares and baby clothes online so I’ve frequented my fair share of stores, but these are my favourites…

netaporter

You can always count on Net-a-Porter for a designer fashion fix. Not only is the selection is fantastic but the care they take with the packaging keeps me coming back. It’s like a gift each time I receive a parcel.

 

luisaviaroma

This site makes shopping for international designers so easy. It stocks a lot of my faves plus it’s no cost shipping which makes it even better – and cheaper!

 

matches

I used to have to wait till a trip to London for a Matches shopping trip but this store lets me browse and buy without ever having to leave home. The selection is amazing so I almost always find something I love.

 

ASOS

While I love getting aboard current trends but there are some items I know I’ll only really have a season or two so ASOS is the perfect place to get on-trend items at an affordable price. Their range is constantly getting updated too so you’re always pretty much guaranteed to find whatever it is you’re looking for.

iconic

The Iconic stocks a lot of my fave Aussie brands plus they’re great for basics and wardrobe staples. Oh and if I’m feeling really impatient or just need something in a hurry I love the fact that they’ll do same day deliveries.

Nerida-Winter

I can’t survive any race day events without a Nerida Winter headpiece so I am loving the fact that if I don’t have time to visit her store, I can easily just order something from her website.

 

purebaby

I’ll often hit online stores for outfits for Sophia too. I really like the range at Purebaby plus everything is organic and beautifully made.

saplinh

I am always guaranteed to find something for Sophia at Sapling. The range is adorable, plus all the pieces are organic too.

What are your favourite online stores?