Vivienne Westwood Large Leopard Print Bag
by Ida Hsiang
Sometimes we all need a little retail therapy and a few new trendy pieces at a steal, but a smart way to save some money and help you rack up designer pieces is to invest in timeless basics that will never go out of style!Look for versatile and neutral colors - black, creams and greys - made of high quality materials and construction. Classic shapes and silhouettes will always be flattering and outlast any current trend. You don't need to spend a thousand dollars (although that'd be nice) on an investment piece. Just weigh your options ... three $60 purses that will never see the light of day again by this time next year, or a buttery leather satchel from your favorite designer that you'll be toting around when your kid graduates college and still look stylish?Choosing to invest in key basics may be a splurge now, but will keep money in the bank in the long run! Click on the slideshow to see our ten must-have splurge now, save later items (and they're all under $350)!
by Lisa Topiol
It's always a good idea to invest in a quality purse. They last longer, are made of better materials, and they'll be in heavy rotation for years to come. If you're looking for a new purse to rock all year, then check out the Botkier Fiona Metallic Shoulder Bag. It's size is perfect for the essentials and has a small zippered pocket on the inside to keep loose change and other small items in one place.The color of this bag is a unique but versatile soft metallic tone so it goes with all your outfits! Plus, there's a long strap so you can swing it over your shoulder or strap it across your chest. Take this baby everywhere and heads will turn!Where to Buy - ShopbopPrice - $206.50Who Found It - Ltopiol was the first to add the 'Botkier Fiona Shoulder Bag' to the Hive.