Many designer items can be identified within seconds thanks to OTT logos and flashy prints, but there are certain luxury pieces that require a trained eye in order to spot them among the crowds. Unlike a Gucci belt or a Fendi printed scarf, these "stealthy" pieces are treasured for their modesty and simplicity. Simply put: If you know, you know.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have mastered this stealth approach to luxury fashion with their label The Row, which creates quiet pieces in the highest-quality fabrics. There are a number of other designers who shy away from loud branding and focus on the quality and long shelf life of their designs. If you buy a Blazé Milano double-breasted blazer or a Valextra Iside bag, you are making a purchase for life. Many of the if-you-know-you-know items on our list are the same season after season, and years later remain as popular as ever.
Keep scrolling to see—and shop—our edit of the best minimal designer buys.