Fashion trends may come and go, but there are some significant pieces that you want to keep in your closet. They could be items you have purchased yourself, or some are handed down through your mother, grandmother, or a cherished aunt. If you are lucky enough to receive something as timeless as a Hermes Kelly Bag, obviously you are going to hold on to that little treasure for life.
Other items might have sentimental value that make you want to hang on to them. There are also certain classic pieces that you can invest in yourself to hand down to your children, or if you have inherited a vintage piece that has some value, you are going to want to take care of it. Here are some of the best in fashion’s handed down pieces that you’re going to want to keep always.
Anything Louis Vuitton
This iconic brand with its logo “LV” is a classic that can easily be handed down. If you are lucky enough to snag some vintage Louis Vuitton luggage, hang on to that forever. Its chic, stylish look will make you feel like a movie star even on a regular road trip to Niagara Falls.
The Big “Three” Designers (Chanel, Gucci, Dior)
Designer clothing is usually very well made to last practically forever. So gowns, jackets, handbags and even shoes from the big three designers are some items to maintain for a lifetime of use. Chanel, Gucci, and Christian Dior are those three to covet if you can get your hands on them. For example, a Chanel suit with those classic “CC” buttons can be tailored to fit your specific frame. The first Chanel suit was created in 1910, but the pieces from the 50’s are especially sought after. The fabrics are tightly woven with high quality materials that will stand the test of time.
In the same way a Hermes bag is truly a special piece, so are their scarves. The intricate patterns weaved into the soft silk material is something to wear with pride. You can tie it around your neck in many different ways, place it around a hat, head scarf, or even dare to wear it as a halter top. It’s sexy chic with a long maxi skirt when you are on a beach vacation.
Old school sunglasses never go out of style. Plus, if the frames are in good shape you can always have the lenses replaced if they are scratched or damaged. Bold, “Jackie O” inspired glasses in the 60’s were popular with many of our grandmothers and still look amazing when worn today.
This one is up for debate. Many people have very personal feelings about fur. They don’t look kindly on the way it was made obviously. So it’s entirely up to you whether or not you want to keep that vintage mink coat that your Aunt Sally gifted to you that she wore during the Eisenhower era. If not, you can always donate it to someone else who will appreciate its vintage glamour.