Speaking of Swedish Hasbeens…I decided to take these out for a wear today; it’s been a while. Did anyone snag a pair on sale yet? With the endless code? There’s still a size 6 & 7 in red on sale at Endless + 20% off 🙂
And I know I talk about this all the time, but I hope you can see that I also practice what I preach, at least in terms of trying to focus on buying pieces that will last forever. Sometimes I don’t, I’ll admit – I buy something I love, or think I love, but after a while, I don’t love it anymore (that mostly happens when I get sucked in by the color, or “amazing” price).
The only brand that NEVER happens with is James Perse. I DO NOT GET RID OF JAMES PERSE, unless it just absolutely doesn’t fit me anymore. I don’t ever HAVE to get rid of James Perse pieces, because they last for years. And years. And I usually love them for years, and years.
Take this skirt, for example. It’s at least 4 years old, maybe more, so is the top. And they’re both as good as new. They’ve been through the wash countless times, worn many more times, and still don’t show their wear. Two out of the 10 JP t-shirts I own have developed very small holes in them, which I’m not happy about, but they’re not new either.
I feel the same way about Inhabit NY and Jas M.B. handbags; these are my “holy grail” brands. Even if I did have to pay full price for these designers (but I don’t. You don’t either), it would be 100% worth it. My cost-per-wear for a lot of my pieces from James Perse, Inhabit & Jas M.B. is fast approaching $1.00 or less. Ideally, I’d like for EVERYTHING in my closet to get to a cost-per-wear of as close to $0.01 as possible. That means, I need to have less, and wear what I do have more often. Which is easy with those brands, because none of the pieces ever look dated; they’re always timeless.
What brands are your “holy grail” brands? What are some of your favorite, most-loved pieces? Do tell!
Oh, and if you haven’t seen yet, check out the new Refinery29 Reserve deal for Tee-Zone, it’s spend $50, get $100 credit or spend $100 and get $200 credit. Tee-Zone has JAMES PERSE!!!! But even since yesterday, I’ve noticed some of the colors/sizes are selling out. And yes, I did get this deal. More on that in another post.