30 Investment Pieces Fashion Girls Are Buying in 2019

As it happens, I personally believe in investment shopping. When making new purchases, I consider factors like quality over quantity and cost per wear each time I buy something new, and I tend to skip over super-trendy pieces that won’t have a long shelf life. To find out which shopping picks we’re braced to see more of next year (i.e., what’s gonna stick around), I asked a handful of stylish fashion girls to weigh in about the investment pieces they’re already gunning for in 2019.

I’ve posed the question before, but right now I’m interested to find out which direction the fashion needle will be moving in a couple of months. It turns out that boots and jewelry are top of mind, with accessories from Chanel continuing to be among the most wanted items for the fashion set. So, what are the best new investment pieces worth adding to your shopping cart for the New Year? Ahead, see the items fashion girls will be buying in 2019—and scroll to the end to see which are on my list.


Jessica Minkoff, Fashion Content Editor, Bergdorf Goodman
(Image credit: @jessicaminkoff)


Nicole Eshaghpour, Market Editor, Who What Wear
(Image credit: @trustmebuythis)


Tiffany Hsu, Fashion Buying Director, MyTheresa
(Image credit: @handinfire)


Alyssa Coscarelli, Freelance Writer
(Image credit: @alyssainthecity)


Marisa Witkin, Fashion Designer
(Image credit: Courtesy of Marisa Witkin)


Michelle Salem, Brand Manager, Opening Ceremony
(Image credit: @michellesalem)


TyLynn Nguyen, Lingerie Designer
(Image credit: @tylynnnguyen)


Adrienne Faurote, Fashion Editor, Marie Claire
(Image credit: @adriennefaurote)


Christie Tyler, Blogger, NYC Bambi
(Image credit: @nycbambi)


Lucy Akin, Owner, Shop Super Street
(Image credit: @lucyblairakin)


Kristen Nichols, Associate Editor, Who What Wear
(Image credit: @kristenmarienichols)

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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.