Investment pieces are a complicated thing. The price tags on luxury items can be a tough pill to swallow, but those iconic pieces that have been around for decades (or at least years) have the kind of longevity that amounts to a low cost per wear if you think about it. If it's something like a versatile handbag, you could feasibly wear it practically every day, which can't be said for many fashion items.
We pondered the shoes, outerwear, jewelry, and yes, bags, that we've all been collectively coveting for years and that are still just as coveted and current today. To prove it, we found recent street style examples that show these investment items fit right in with today's trends and It items.
Below, prepare to be hit with plenty of eye candy via Gucci, Chanel, The Row, Prada, Louis Vuitton and more. And in case you've been saving up for a fashion item that will remain in your wardrobe for years and years, you can shop some of the most iconic options below.
Loewe Gate Bag
Based on how often we spot Loewe's timeless saddlebags on the shoulders of stylish women, it's hard to believe that they just made their debut to the world in early 2018. We think the perfect everyday bag will still be around in 2028.
Gucci has had its share of It items in recent years, but there's no arguing with the fact that the one bag that's reached icon status is the Marmont shoulder bag with the brand's signature double-G logo.
Cartier's Love bracelet is one of those jewelry pieces that even people who don't wear jewelry want to wear. It looks amazing on its own or stacked with other bracelets, and it's one of the most special gifts you can give someone.
There's a reason The Row releases new iterations of everyone's favorite kitten heels each season and we never find them on sale—they're the kind of easy, chic heels people reach for multiple times a week, season after season.
Everyone freaked out (in a good way) when Alessandro Michele reinvented the Gucci loafer several years ago. While they may not be the subject of a craze anymore, they're a staple in many women's closets year after year, which is even better.
As with every other Chanel item, you can easily dress its signature cap-toe Slingback Pumps up or down and look like the coolest girl in the room. It's no wonder seemingly every fashion insider owns a pair.