The Luxury Basics You Should Try to Buy When They're on Sale

Ah, the January sales. While they can often receive a lukewarm reception when our bank accounts feel a tad fried, they're probably better than the summer discounts. Winter fashion is always worth spending more money on; flimsy summer dresses can wear out after a few summers, but a classic, top-quality coat bought at a discount can last you a lifetime. And there's one place in particular that's caught our eye for making these wise investments at this time of the year: has hundreds of designer brands at up to 70% off, and with over 23,000 pieces available (last time we checked), our fashion editors have filtered out the very best bits (trust us—it was so worth it). It's all about those timeless, clever pieces you'll love and look after for the rest of time. From leather bags, wear-forever coats and great-fitting jeans to boots we're confident will never date, we looked to the likes of Acne Studios, Chloé, Prada and Miu Miu to help us create our easy-to-shop edit of approved items.

Scroll down to for the 21 best luxury basics you should buy in the sale before they inevitably sell out. Go, go, go!

Investment Coats

Once you find The One (the perfect coat, that is), you're guaranteed to bring it to the forefront of your wardrobe year after year. Opt for tailored styles and look for more luxurious fabrics like mohair and wool blends for premium outerwear that lasts. 

A belted style is one that'll never date. You'll wear this on repeat.

A statement style can become your signature look. 

 Leather Bags

We see a leather designer bag as investments in their own right. So go for a more classic style you know won't date. Note: Keep it in the dust bag to make sure it stays looking its best.

Classic in its colours but so detailed in its execution.

Classic Knitwear

The winter sales are always the best time to buy knitwear, as you're guaranteed to get the wear out of them immediately. Cashmere is the fail-safe option to make a beeline for in any simplistic style. 

It's one of those "throw on anytime" knits you'll want to show off. 

Timeless Boots

It's a bit of a no-brainer, but when it comes to boots, plain suede or leather versions are always safest to invest in. Neutral shades like black, navy, grey or tan will always serve you well.

The heel detail puts these tan booties a step above the rest.

Have you ever seen a dreamier pair of black ankle boots? We didn't think so. 

A tonal pair of knee-high boots is one of those fashion pieces you'll wear year, after year after.

Great Jeans

The endless struggle of finding the perfect pair gets that little bit easier once you look to more premium styles. The likes of J Brand and Frame will be your denim destinations from here on out. 

You'll wear these with chunky knits for winter and a broderie anglaise blouse come spring. 

Everyone needs a good pair of skinny fits in their wardrobe. There are so many new ways to style them

Trust us—a great pair of straight jeans will change your life.

Forever Jewels

You don't have to spend a fortune on jewellery to find pieces you'll wear on repeat. A good idea to opt for classics like medallion necklaces or fancy gold hoops. We're looking at you, Simone Rocha pearl earnings.

You'll never tire of these beauties. Who could?

Trans-Seasonal Jackets

With spring on the horizon, it's time to think about those pieces that'll see you through both seasons. Blazers along with biker and denim jackets are an easy way to swap out your winter coat once the weather gets warmer. Anyone remember what that feels like? Snap up the berry Acne Studios leather number and you'll never look back.

The cost per wear for this will end up being pennies. 

Add it under your tailored coat for now, and layer over everything come spring. 

Next up, these are the spring/summer 2019 trends we're backing.