In fashion, new designs and styles are released all year round. But in truth, only a small percentage of high-end designer pieces stand the test of time. These items are loved just as much now as they were back then since they’re considered a definitive representation of their brand. From pumps to bags and sunglasses to trench coats, keep reading to learn about some of the most coveted luxury items of all time.
1. Manolo Blahnik pumps
A true classic, Manolo Blahnik’s embellished pumps have become a coveted pair for women who like to dress up without looking like they’re trying too hard.
That being said, the Manolo Blahnik girl doesn’t fit into one style type, demographic, or box. Instead, the vast array of options for these shoes (all of which are perfect) ensures that fashionable women reach for them time after time.
2. Fendi Baguette bag
Initially, the Fendi baguette bag found fame on the hit TV show “Sex and City,” thanks to the main protagonist Carrie Bradshaw’s love for this accessory.
Because of the show’s popularity, the Fendi Baguette landed on top of all fashionista wish lists and became the “it” bag of the decade. Its short shoulder strap and oblong shape make it instantly recognizable by everyone in the know.
This accessory is perfect for those who carry more than they can fit into a mini-bag but don’t always want to haul a tote.
Recently, Fendi refreshed the bag’s look, ensuring that this coveted luxury piece continues to appeal to new generations of luxury shoppers.
3. Ray-Ban sunglasses
Every season, new styles and shapes of sunglasses come in and out of fashion.
However, Ray-Ban sunglasses have remained a staple in many women’s (and men’s) collections.
Ray-Ban has been excelling in designing and making sunglasses since the 1930s. Still, it was not until 1970 that their designs gained steam among fashionistas and celebrities.
These days, the brand’s most popular styles include some older original designs. These include the Aviator, the Wayfarer, and the Clubmaster.
Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson to Kate Middleton has been spotted wearing Ray-Bans on multiple occasions.
4. Burberry trench coat
The Burberry label was launched in 1856. Since then, its trench coat has been at the core of the brand’s identity and aesthetic.
When you think of Burberry, you think of a plaid trench coat. Now, as then, the brand’s trench coat is timeless and a coveted piece for most women.
Style the coat with a crisp white shirt, tailored trousers, and leather loafers for a polished, sophisticated, and contemporary look.
For a fresh, preppy look, wear the coat with the sleeves rolled up.
5. YSL smoking jacket
When Yves Saint Laurent’s “Le Smoking Tuxedo’” was introduced to the world in 1966, it was a turning point in fashion, since this was the first opportunity women had ever had to wear a smoking jacket to dinner or other similar events.
The YSL smoking jacket permitted women to be both feminine and masculine at the same time, which was then considered revolutionary.
These days, women around the world continue to love (and covet) this iconic piece of clothing and wear it both dressed up and down.
6. Calvin Klein slip dress
In the ‘90s, Kate Moss was the first model to wear the new Calvin Klein minimalist slip dress. In the interim decades, the piece has become a fashion icon in its own right.
One of the reasons it is such a coveted piece is because it can quickly become the hardest-working—and best-performing—piece in your wardrobe.
When you jet off on your island vacation, wear it by itself with colorful accessories.
7. VienneMilano thigh-highs
As the first luxury hosiery brand and online boutique specializing in thigh-high stockings, over-the-knee socks, and knee-high socks, VienneMilano’s offerings are beloved by women all around the world.
Italy is the world’s capital for hosiery, and VienneMilano embodies that because of its commitment to using the best materials and most exquisite craftsmanship.
Their stockings last much longer than ordinary hosiery because they’re made with durable materials, premium yarn, and the most delicate lace.
Try a pair of Isabella Sheer in classic black next time you want to make your OOTD more glamorous and sophisticated.
8. DVF wrap dress
When Vogue describes a piece as a “sartorial symbol of women’s sexual liberation,” you know that it is referring to an important fashion item.
Diane von Fürstenberg launched her classic jersey wrap dress in 1972. Its introduction signified a momentous change in what women wanted to wear.
By the late ‘70s, women wanted versatile, simple, elegant, comfortable, and slimming clothes—and, given the style’s unwavering popularity, women still covet it for their wardrobes.
Today, the style remains a favorite among women around the world because of its universally flattering silhouette.
What pieces would you consider to be some of the most coveted luxury pieces of all time? Are there any items on this list you would love to have in your wardrobe? Or are you looking for something else? Let us know your thoughts on these classic fashion items in the comment section below.
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