6 Investment Pieces To Buy During Sale Season

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The eagerly anticipated sale season is upon us, bringing both the promise of great deals and an overwhelming array of possibilities. Before you start rationalizing the purchase of a neon bandage bikini ‘It’s 80% off!’ read this cheat sheet. Armed with these guidelines—and a firm resolve to preserve your beautifully organized closet—we have faith you will emerge from sale season victorious.

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

Seer Pentacle Lace Dress

$2,600

Zimmermann

You've been coveting it since it graced the runway, have tried it on at every department store in a 30 mile radius of your house and have multiple events on your summer calendar for which it would be perfect. Now is the time to snatch it up.

Khan Double-Strap Sandals

$765

Manolo Blahnik

We're all for whimsy but when you can buy a beautifully made—not to mention incredibly versatile—shoe at a more affordable price, you should. Always.

Ingrid Jacket

$1,295

Stella McCartney

A good blazer can take you through years of job interviews, dates, PTA meetings and more. Find a classic style from a label known for great tailoring and add it to your arsenal, pronto.

Finn Ribbed Cashmere and Silk Blend Sweater

$1,750

The Row

The difference between a high quality knit and a high-street knit is apparent by the way it ages. Well-made knits hold their shape, don't pill and reliably elevate every off-duty ensemble you own. Making them worth their weight in gold.

Fedora Small Crossbody Bag

$1,951

Chloé

We know this season's It bag is tempting, especially when the price has been slashed. Rather than buying a piece that'll look dated in mere months, opt for a style in a classic shape and timeless color palette. Choose a version in tan, black, navy or cream with minimal hardware.

Stretch Cotton-Blend Poplin Shirt

$560

Jil Sander

A beautiful poplin shirt will stand the test of time and look great with everything from distressed denim to a leather pencil skirt. For something you'll return to season after season, there is no better choice than a good button-up shirt.