10 Stylish Investment Pieces And Why They're Worth the Splurge

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If you're looking for the absolute most reliable place to sink those wardrobe dollars, a classic carryall's your best bet. Whether you opt for a classic flap-front 2.55 shoulder bag, a quilted tote or even a tiny crossbody carryall, there's just no going wrong with anything double-C-adorned. Proenza Schouler's cult-forming PS1, meanwhile, has made the tricky transition from trend to cool classic with ease. And of course, few can resist the heritage-steeped house of Hermès. While Birkins and Kellys may yield the longest waitlists, we're currently smitten with the smaller Constance crossbody.

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In every woman's wardrobe, there are places one should splurge and places one should save. Knee-high boot/sandal hybrids (bandals?) might have been all over recent runways, for instance, but unless you're really into channeling Marcus Aurelius on the regular, you probably shouldn't snap up those thousand-plus-dollar designer originals. Likewise, while cutouts may be super-cool this season, there's no reason to choose a skin-baring dress that sends you into debt—c'mon, will you still be wearing it three years from now?

Unlike these fleeting trends, closet classics—things you'll love for years to come, regardless of ever-changing fashion fads—are the obvious best place to sink your shopping dollars. To wit, I've rounded up 10 splurge-worthy staples in the slideshow above that can (and should!) take a bigger chunk out of your budget. After all, chances are they'll be sticking around for awhile.

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