My 58-Year-Old Aunt Buys Whatever I Tell Her—30 Items I Want Her to Splurge On


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My aunt and I bond over many things, but somehow, our conversations always come back to shopping. My aunt's wardrobe stood out to me even at a young age, and now that I am almost 30, I am often surprised by how similar our styles have become. Naturally, we're always sending each other our most recent or pending purchases. Tack on the fact that it's basically my job to shop for a living and you can guarantee that, between the both of us, it can feel like we've seen it all. 

Because of this, when I send my stylish aunt something I deem noteworthy, she usually listens. Without exploiting her too much, she also has a higher spending budget than I do, which makes her lifestyle much more fun to shop for than mine. Ahead, I took the time to curate a list of the best luxury shopping finds that I am saying are 100% worth the splurge. From designer handbags to current It items, this list is filled with everything a shopping fiend would love, and I'll be sure to keep you posted on which items she actually buys.

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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.