18 Designer Items Our Editors Think Are Worth the Splurge

As editors, we're always eager to give a good shopping recommendation, and this time is no different. In this episode of the things Who What Wear editors are loving, the topic is designer investments. With fashion's spring collections finally hitting stores, it can feel a bit overwhelming with so many new styles competing for the spotlight. It's easy to get caught up in the allure of an It-piece making the rounds on social media, but at the end of the day is it really worth the splurge

Today, we're highlighting the seasonal luxury items our editors would actually shell out big bucks for. The decision to buy something pricey isn't one we take lightly either–there's always a level of practicality that goes into whether we think a designer piece is truly worth it or not. And considering that we're all privy to the latest designer drops and are practically professional shoppers, you can't find a better endorsement. Ahead, you'll find the 18 investment items that truly matter this season. 

Anna LaPlaca, associate editor


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Allyson Payer, senior editor


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Bobby Schuessler, senior market editor


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Kristen Nichols, senior editor



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Kat Collings, editor in chief


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Erin Fitzpatrick, senior news editor


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Jasmine Fox-Suliaman, audience engagement editor


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Judith Jones, senior market editor


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Indya Brown, market editor


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Next up, I'm a Fashion Editor and These Are the 8 Spring Outfits I Dream About Daily.

This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated. 

Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.