23 Investment Pieces All of Our Editors Are Buying Right Now


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Collectively, Who What Wear’s editors see pretty much everything that’s out there in the fashion world at any given moment. Between attending runway shows, going to press appointments, scrolling through outfits on Instagram, and combing the internet for the coolest pieces of the moment, we’re seeing thousands of products each week—but which are the ones worth investing in? To find out, I asked our editors to share which investment pieces are topping their lists and ending up in their shopping carts.

There’s a wide range, but most of us are shoes, bags, and outerwear. Whether it’s a bag with a big waiting list, the most wanted shoes of the season, or Phoebe Philo–era Celine, these wardrobe staples are all worth the splurge. Ahead, see all of the investment pieces our editors are buying, and scroll to the end to see which made it on my list. (hint: It involves Chanel.)










If you're also interested in some affordable buys, shop 11 under-$100 pieces straight from my closet.

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.