5 Status Symbols of the Fashion Elite

When you look at street style photos long enough, trends start to emerge, whether or not you’re even hunting for them. We’ve been spotting a lot of the world’s biggest editors, models, bloggers, and more wearing a small number of pieces over and over—not to their discredit, because these pieces are reserved only for fashion’s most elite.

Each of these pieces is very different from the next, but they all have two things in common: They’re very stylish and very expensive. Fendi’s trendy fur bag bugs, for example, can be seen on everyone from Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo to street style maven Helena Bordon. They also happen to run upwards of $800 a pop—no small fee when you consider it’s not a bag, but an accessory for your bag.

Well, we’ve got a solution to this dilemma, and some advice on how to get your paws on these status symbols without spending a fortune. Keep scrolling to find out how to score the big five modern fashion status symbols without going into debt!