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Accessories worth investing in

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Investment pieces

Forget outrageous price tags, designer labels and what Hollywood says is hot. Some accessories are worth splurging on simply because their quality is unparalleled, and that’s that.
1

Satchel & Page
Pilot’s Bag

Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag

When a bag comes with a lifetime warranty, you know you’ve hit the jackpot — to say the least. Not only is this rugged brown weekender custom made by the tannery, but more importantly, it boasts six to eight ounces of vegetable-tanned leather, which is two to four times thicker than any competitor’s. Both you and your man are bound to get years upon years upon years (literally) of use out of it. He’ll actually be proud to carry it at the airport, too, which is great because it fits TSA requirements. We honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the Pilot's Bag stays in your family for generations to come. Now that’s an investment worth making if we’ve ever heard one.

(Satchel & Page, $470) 

2

THEA by Emilie Duchene personalized ring

THEA by Emilie Duchene Personalized Ring

What makes this ring truly special — not to mention a smart investment — is the fact that no one else in the world will have one exactly like it. It’s crafted by hand using 18K pink, yellow or white gold (your choice) and takes five hours to create (eight for pieces set in diamonds), meaning a lot of love and labor really went into it. This is one of those pieces you’ll definitely want to pass on to your own daughter someday, and she to hers.

(Thea, $787) 

3

Ralph Lauren
tortoise glasses

Ralph Lauren Tortoise Glasses

If your eyes are your window to the world, they should be the very first things you invest in, right? We certainly think so. When it comes to your peepers, there’s no time to play around. That’s why it’s critical to find a pair of quality glasses in a classic style you love ASAP so you’re not just throwing money down the drain every couple of years. Personally, we adore these clean and simple eyeglasses by Ralph Lauren. They’re sophisticated, chic and utterly timeless.

(LensCrafters, $239) 

4

Frye Melissa Harness
Zip boot

Frye Melissa Harness Zip Boot

Any shoe company that’s been around since the 1800s sort of speaks for itself in terms of quality and customer service. Riding boots are of course a staple in every girl’s closet, and Frye has a long history of sourcing only the finest leather from the best tanneries worldwide and not cutting any corners based on cost. In fact, Frye is the oldest continuously operating footwear brand in the United States, believe it or not. To make just one pair of boots, it takes upwards of 190 steps. That’s dedication, folks. So are these bad boys worth the investment? You bet your behind they are.

(The Frye Company, $398) 

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