With fall fashion in full force at all my favorite shopping destinations, it seems that my shopping list is looming larger than ever. There is an endless amount of items I want to own right now, but if we're being honest here, I'm really only down to spend my money on a select few investment pieces that I can be sure will long outlive the current season. To know for sure whether an item is worth my hard-earned cash, I prefer to see it in person, feel it with my own two hands, and try it on to make sure it fits with my style.
To do so, I made a recent trip to The RealReal's Los Angeles outpost, where I tried on the most luxurious designer bags, shoes, coats, and accessories that the store had to offer. The goal? To find a few timeless investment pieces that would fulfill my shopping itch and also hold their value. Of the plethora of pieces I tested out IRL, I reasoned with myself that there were only seven I'd invest my money in today. Curious to know which were the best designer investment pieces that made my edit? From a classic Chanel crossbody to the Manolo Blahnik heels Carrie Bradshaw would be all over, scroll down to discover and shop each item along with similar styles.
1. Chanel Zip-Around Wallet
With its classic chain strap and gold hardware, this Chanel bag immediately struck me as a must-have. It's exactly the type of bag I'd want to elevate any outfit, day or night.
Timeless details like the quilted pattern and minimal logo ensure that this is a forever piece.
Shop the wallet:
Chanel 2018 Double Zip Wallet on Chain ($1995)
2. Burberry Leather Trench Coat
Leather separates are trending hard for fall, so I had to try on this luxurious trench coat from Burberry. From the buttery-soft leather to the chic belted silhouette, I fell madly in love with this topper.
Shop a similar coat:
Burberry Leather Double-Breasted Trench Coat ($562)
3. Manolo Blahnik Embossed Slides
These slides check off a lot of boxes in terms of current shoe trends. They have kitten heels, come in a neutral beige tone, and are finished with a very of-the-moment animal embossing.
In my humble opinion, Carrie Bradshaw would be all over these Manolos.
Shop the shoes:
Manolo Blahnik Alligator Slide Sandals ($295)
4. Gucci Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
Sunglasses trends may come and go, but tortoiseshell will always look chic and elevated. I'd invest in these oval-shaped shades ASAP if I were you.
It's all about the Gucci logo here.
Shop the sunglasses:
Gucci Narrow Round Sunglasses ($295)
5. Saint Laurent Embossed Envelope Bag
Of all the designer handbags I tried on at The RealReal store, Saint Laurent's Envelope Bag is one I'd invest in. With a structured shape and glossy embossed finish, this bag looks ultra luxe.
The shape is large enough to fit all the essentials, making it the perfect everyday bag.
Shop the bag:
Saint Laurent Embossed Monogram Envelope Bag ($1695)
6. Chanel Chain Belt
Chain belts are such a fun way to elevate even the simplest of outfits, and this vintage Chanel one nails the look.
One more shot because this belt is just too good.
Shop a similar belt:
Chanel Vintage Chain Belt ($595)
7. Vintage Pearl and Tourmaline Earrings
Pearl jewelry is a trend that feels as timeless as it does current. These may be a splurge-worthy option, but the colorful gemstones make them feel so special.
Like most vintage earrings, these ones are clip-ons.
Shop the earrings:
Vintage Pearl, Tourmaline & Sapphire Clip-On Earrings ($1795)
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