Investment Pieces: Worth It?

When my friends buy rare and expensive fashions, they rationalize with one familiar statement: "Well, it's an investment". In theory, they're right. I
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When my friends buy rare and expensive fashions, they rationalize with one familiar statement: "Well, it's an investment". In theory, they're right. I
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When my friends buy rare and expensive fashions, they rationalize with one familiar statement: "Well, it's an investment". In theory, they're right. It's certainly true that limited edition pieces can increase in value just like paintings would. At auction houses, Warhol soup cans sell for exponentially than they did in the '60s. And in consignment shops, rare Pucci shifts fetch hundreds of dollars more now than they did in the '70s. Even more affordable styles - if they're scarce - can be investments. Not Plastic bags and Proenza for Target dresses start ebay bidding wars - chances are, you've tried to battle yourself. Today's WWD explores this phenomena. The most fascinating point: According to the article, some people who buy rare bags, shoes, and dresses never have the intention of actually wearing them. Instead, they see their beautiful Chanel gladiator sandals as a mere opportunity to turn a profit. But what's the real investment: Making a few hundred bucks off your limited edition Fendi, or being able to wear it the rest of your life? --NATALIE MATTHEWS