17 Investment Pieces All the Cool French Girls Are Buying
As I so often do, I recently turned to some of the most stylish French women I admire from across the Atlantic to find out their current take on fashion. While I’ve asked them about everything from the trends they’re skipping this year to their best gift ideas—and I have even weighed in on my own fashion learnings after living in Paris myself—this time around, I was interested in finding out which investment pieces they would be buying in 2019.
Ahead, I’m sharing my findings. Just as their styles range, so do the pieces that made it onto their personal lists. With everything from Gucci’s Instagram-worthy crystal hair clips and tailored suiting to classic suiting and pieces straight from the Louis Vuitton runway, these are the French girl–approved investment pieces they have handpicked for their closets in 2019. Go on to see why each piece made the cut and shop them for yourself.
Clara Cornet, Creative and Merchandising Director, Galeries Lafayette
Ellie, Influencer, Slip Into Style
Neïla Romeyssa, Influencer
Jimmy Choo Leather Shoulder Bag ($125)
"I recently shopped this red patent leather Jimmy Choo bag. I’ve never had this kind of bag before, but when I found it, I wanted it immediately. Its shape and size fit me perfectly, especially when you want to give a rather vintage look. I find that it works with several types of styles (classic, colorful, casual). Personally, I wear it often with a total black look since I think it deserves to be the strong piece."
Sarah Nait, Influencer
Hermès Medoru Studded Belt ($1719)
"I build my wardrobe around signature pieces and try to stay away from seasonal fashion and invest in long-term fashion instead. I'd rather buy fewer but better. I am always looking for timeless styles. A good statement belt is a must. I like to accessorize a minimal outfit with my Medoru belt from Hermès."
Cartier Tank Française 18-Karat Gold And Stainless Steel Watch ($5950)
"Investing in a watch is never a waste of money as they rarely lose their value. The Cartier tank is my last big splurge."
Claire Most, Influencer
Hera Pradel, Influencer
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