Know Everything About Slow and Solid Fashion Investments
Added: June 16, 2009
money wisely this season: invest in quality statement pieces for your
wardrobe that you will wear and wear, pieces that define your look
but are also classic enough in style to last you for years:-
beautiful handbag in exotic leather
* A top
quality winter coat
Quality shoes that will complement your look
When fears of
recession are in the air it seems obvious that people would cut back
on luxury fashion purchases, but according to many up-market fashion
outlets in the UK and US that is not happening at present. What they
have noticed is that women are instead focussing on luxury products
that they feel are good investments.
buzz words in the fashion world are 'slow fashion' and 'investment
dressing'. An excess of consumerism and short-lived fashion fads is
giving way to a focus on quality and classics. People are buying
fewer items but making sure they are good quality and that they will
last, returning to old style values that the truly chic have never
abandoned, those of building up a wardrobe of stylish classics that
you can combine and re-combine to give yourself a uniquely elegant look.
rather than splashing out on a frivolous dress that will only get one
wearing, many women now prefer to spend a considerable amount buying
an excellent quality winter coat, which they will wear day after day
and which represents very good value when you consider its cost-per-wear
ratio. The trend is moving away from short term 'disposable fashion'
with fads that change from season to season, towards up-dated classic
styles, like the belted trench coat or the pea coat, that will last
for a long time and see you through several winters. Boutiques in
London report that they are selling out of the most popular styles of
winter coats already, such is the demand.
noticed the same tendencies in the handbag world too. Quality is the
benchmark and women are choosing classic styles in top quality
leathers as investments, knowing that this is the bag they will be
wearing everywhere they go and that it is one of the most important statement-making
fashion items they will buy this year. Frivolous novelty handbags
are staying on the shelves, while classic Birkin and Kelly style
handbags, structured totes and frame bags in crocodile, python and
ostrich are in demand.