In the world of luxury fashion, there are certain items that will forever be considered the epitome of elegant style. Who What Wear's fashion editors recently had a serious brainstorm session in an effort to compile a list of the ultimate luxury "investment pieces" we'd buy if money were no object. Chanel slingbacks, an Hermès bag, Roger Vivier pumps… Many of these buys were just as sought after 60 years ago as they are now, so they'd definitely be worth it. We had to include the classics, like a Max Mara camel coat and Tiffany jewellery; however, we also added some relatively new names to the mix, like Scandinavian designer Cecilie Bahnsen and The Row by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen.
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Copenhagen-based designer Cecilie Bahnsen creates beautiful handmade dresses in silk tulle.
Balenciaga's Hourglass jacket is an iconic "New Look" silhouette, which has been reimagined by creative director Demna Gvasalia.
The Constance bag, which has the signature Hermès H logo, was created in 1959 and made popular by Jackie Kennedy.
Cartier's Panthère watch was originally created in 1983 and relaunched in 2017. It's named after a panther, as the movement of the links in the bracelet is said to mirror the movement of the animal.
Roger Vivier's shoes are timeless and have been worn by many princesses.
When it comes to timeless leather handbags, Loewe's lightly grained tan bags are a dream purchase.
A Max Mara camel belted coat is a wear-forever purchase.
Carrie Bradshaw's stiletto of choice. Manolo Blahniks are, for many, the ultimate It shoes. The more crystal adornments, the better.
The Burberry trench was first designed in 1912 for officers in World War I. A century later, this is a wardrobe classic with an A-list fan club.
Tiffany's T jewellery is clean and minimal yet distinctive.
When it comes to midi dresses, everyone on the Who What Wear UK team dreams of owning one from Lemaire.
Sonia Rykiel always creates amazing statement chunky knits.
There are plenty of Chanel items we could have included on this list, but the two-tone slingbacks are a firm favourite with the fashion crowd.
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