Luxury Guide: Getting the measure of Investment Dressing

Acquiring pieces from significant designers and eras is key in fashion investment

19th June, 2016
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Dior haute couture coat, 1963, 3,671, William Vintage; Paul Poiret haute couture red dress, circa 1925, 13,021, William Vintage; Paul Poiret black beaded haute couture coat from the 1920s, 19,071, William Vintage and Balmain haute couture black gown, circa 1969, 10,385, William Vintage

The term “investment dressing” is frequently bandied about and, yes, in terms of fashion’s cost-per-wear maxim, there are contemporary brands worth “investing in”. But fashion as an investment vehicle involves far greater attention than how well the item fits or whether you can get matching shoes.

While you may purchase something because you love it, it is also essential to know the market, to know what you are buying...

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