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.)
"I’m not very good at investing in handbags—I usually mull over the decision for months and talk myself out of it. But if I were to buy one simply based on how happy it makes me feel when I look at it, I’d go with this one."
"I’ll be mourning the Phoebe Philo-era of Celine for the unforeseeable future, and will be setting Celine alarms on all the resale sites I like. In the meantime, I’ve always wanted a classic pair of black sunnies from Celine and it might be time to pull the trigger."
I've been on the hunt for a Chanel tweed jacket for years and was very close to buying this one in Paris last winter. I know it would be an investment piece I would wear for years and years. I would style mine with a T-shirt, jeans, and a metal belt—just like this perfect outfit.