33 Investment Pieces All the Cool Fashion Girls Are Buying


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My personal approach to shopping is centered around the concept of building a wardrobe of items I can wear now but also far into the future. Instead of spending $100 on a fast-fashion piece that I’ll wear just once, I prefer to pool my dollars for bigger items that I can wear on repeat—not just for a season, but for years down the road.

That’s where the idea of investment pieces comes into play. I believe in quality over quantity and prefer to have a tight edit of clothes and accessories. Although the items may have a high price tag, they inevitably have a low cost per wear because they get so much mileage.

Curious to find out the investment pieces all the stylish fashion girls are buying right now, I reached out to find out what’s sitting in their closets and in their shopping carts. And their selects are sure to inspire some of your future purchases. From an iconic take on fall’s biggest boot trend and Phoebe Philo–era Celine to modern takes on heritage brands and the classic bag they’ll be mixing into their outfits for years to come, these are the pieces you’ll be seeing on our favorite fashion girls. Shop their picks ahead, and scroll to the end to see what’s on this editor’s list.


Kerry Pieri, Fashion Director, Harper's Bazaar
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Kendall Sargeant, Public Relations Director, Revolve and Fwrd
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Emily Ferber, Editorial Director, Into the Gloss and Glossier
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Michelle Scanga, Managing Editor, Who What Wear
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Michelle Salem, Brand Manager, Opening Ceremony
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Daniela Dello Joio, Public Relations Manager, Dior
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Dior Slingback (price upon request)

“This purchase carries particularly sentimental value because I bought these heels at the Avenue Montaigne Dior boutique during my first trip to Paris working for the brand. I tend to ‘save’ them for moments I want to feel particularly Parisian.” — Daniela Dello Joio


Victoria Berezhna, Journalist
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Nicole Akhtarzad, Market Editor, Who What Wear
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Taylor Hicks, Assistant Manager of Social Media, Bergdorf Goodman
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Adrienne Faurote, Fashion Editor, Marie Claire
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Courtney Grant, Buyer, Elyse Walker
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Kristen Nichols, Associate Editor, Who What Wear
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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.