Each year, I kick off the new year by taking note of all the special designer pieces that I want to add to my collection. As you can probably guess, my list usually starts out really extensive, but I always narrow it down to just a few essential pieces. When spending a good chunk of money on a luxury item, I think it’s so important to do some research and ask yourself a few questions – like whether it’s a staple or trendy piece and how often you’ll wear it. I’m all about finding the best deal and will only invest in pieces that I know will increase or retain its value over time. Although I rarely re-sell the designer pieces in my wardrobe, it always gives me a peace of mind knowing I’ve made a smart investment. If you’re wondering where to put your dollars this winter, here are the designer pieces that top my wish list!