This post is sponsored by SSENSE and ShopStyle.
I love shopping for deals much as anyone else, but I’ll always have a soft spot for designer pieces. Mid-August happens to be one of the best times to start thinking about your next big purchase since new fall collections are dropping and retailers start marking down old inventory. Whether you’re scoping out an end-of-season deal or honing in on that new splurge, you definitely want to be shopping at SSENSE. It’s one of the best online boutiques that make luxury shopping a breeze. I’ve always had great experiences with their customer service team and returns are super easy, which makes it more enticing to shop online. SSENSE is currently having an up-to-70% off mark down event on their site. This not only equates to huge savings on your favorite high-end brands – but it’s a great opportunity to discover independent designers! I know that investments pieces are tricky territory, so I wanted to share my favorite designer pieces that are perfect for those who are making their first big purchase or are adding to their growing collection.
When investing in your wardrobe, I always advocate for the classics, like a timeless blazer, coat made from wool or cashmere, and quality knits that won’t fall apart after one season. Some of my must-haves are by Max Mara and Balmain. SSENSE has the best selection of Balmain blazers – you can find this classic cut in tweed, leather, wool and more. I love that they also balance out those higher-end brands with more affordable ones, like Anine Bing, Levi’s and GRLFRND denim.
SSENSE also carries so many of the trendiest handbag brands from Givenchy to Saint Laurent to Bottega Veneta and beyond. If there’s a style that you’ve been coveting, you’ll most likely find it here. Most retailers no longer stock the exact Givenchy Antigona Bag I have, which features a slick, shiny leather. However, SSENSE almost always has it in stock.
When it comes to shoes, SSENSE is easily known for their abundant selection of Golden Goose and New Balance sneakers. They even carry exclusive styles you won’t find anywhere else. That said, you can find dressier boots and heels too. So many of you have asked me about the Tom Ford sandals I’m wearing – and they can be found here. They’re definitely one of the prettiest shoes I own.
Considering how often we wear active and loungewear as daywear, it’s a category to consider splurging on. So many amazing designer brands, including Tom Ford and Versace, are matching up performance to style and serving up cool pieces that can be worn from a quick gym session straight to lunch. This Tom Ford set (here and here) is the chicest one I own. I love how it’s minimal enough to be dressed up or down but still feels luxe with the logo band.
Accessories always adds a special touch to a look, so I never hesitate to splurge in this category. Whether it’s a silk scarf you drape over the shoulders, a small wallet to hold your credit cards, or sunglasses, they can add a luxe factor that clothes simply can’t.