One of the best things about shopping is uncovering a hidden gem. Nothing beats the thrill of stumbling upon a one-of-a-kind vintage piece or finally unboxing something you’ve been coveting for months. The beauty of shopping, both IRL and on the internet, is that you never know what you’ll find. And while there’s no arguing that great pieces can come from anywhere (we all love an affordable find), I can’t lie and say I’m not biased towards designer pieces. As someone that does regular trend forecasting and has learned about the history of fashion houses, there’s something to be said about investing in designer items.
On a practical level, investing in a luxury piece is a smart move in the long term, as these items are typically made for longevity and gain value over time. But beyond value, it allows one to change their relationship with shopping to be more intentional. You’re not spending egregious amounts on fast-fashion hauls; instead, you’re forced to slow down and invest in wardrobe pieces that lend themselves to being worn beyond one season.
It’s all these reasons and more that buying designer pieces is the move, in my opinion. Of course, it would be ignorant not to admit that buying luxury items isn’t always financially feasible. Luckily though, there is an incredibly chic array of on-sale designer pieces that give us a chance to scoop up a great deal before Black Friday sales are even here. So in that vein, I’ve scoured places like Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, and Nordstrom to find the best designer sale deals that aren’t sold out (yet). Keep scrolling to unearth a few designer gems that will retain their sparkle for years to come.