11 Investment Pieces That You’ll Have Forever

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There’s merit in investing in timeless pieces like quality jewelry and clothing that are built to last (even though purchasing a Cartier watch may not always be plausible). In the long run, it’s more advantageous both economically and for the environment to invest in fewer, more expensive pieces crafted to withstand time, rather than indulging in trend-forward pieces that may not hold up physically or aesthetically after a few wears. Buying quality jewelry is not just about achieving a good cost-per-wear ratio— investment pieces are about longevity too.

A classic piece that feels perfectly aligned with your style tends to age with grace, making it feel even more valuable as time presses on. Maybe the watch or ring you buy now will become a family heirloom, or maybe it’s something you’ll want to wear for decades. A classic trench coat will always be a wardrobe staple in transitional weather. From quality jewelry to clothing, here are the investment pieces that will stand the test of time and may even be history in the making.

The Classic Trench Coat

Burberry the mid-length Chelsea heritage trench coat

$1990.00, BURBERRY

The Hoop Earrings

Mateo 14-karat gold diamond and pearl hoop earrings

$450.00, NET-A-PORTER

The Shirtdress

Alex Mill Wyatt shirt dress

$155.00, ALEX MILL

The Tank Watch

Cartier Tank Américaine 34.8mm small 18-karat rose gold and alligator watch

$11100.00, NET-A-PORTER

The Barely There Heel

The Row Constance heeled leather sandals

$850.00, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

The White Button-Down

Saint Laurent relaxed silk crepe de chine blouse

$950.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

The Everyday Necklace

Pascale Monvoisin Bowie 9-karat rose gold, bakelite and diamond necklace

$830.00, NET-A-PORTER

The Rose-Gold Ring

Selim Mouzannar Beirut 18-karat rose gold, tourmaline, and diamond ring

$1430.00, NET-A-PORTER

The Classic Handbag

Gucci Jackie 1961 small shoulder bag

$2300.00, GUCCI

The Tailored Blazer

Stella McCartney Ingrid wool blazer

$1185.00, NET-A-PORTER

The Convertible Loafers

Gucci Brixton leather horsebit loafers

$830.00, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Originally Appeared on Vogue