Generations Elegance: Heirloom Pieces Worth Inheriting
Some styles never fade — like a fine wine, they actually get better with age. For the pieces listed below, they’ve provided it over the course of a century.
So if you’re the type who likes a touch of rationale to her luxury (I can respect that), rest assured that these pieces are true heirloom items — you’ll use them for a lifetime, and pass them on to your daughter. You know, if she plays her cards right.
Whether you prefer a creamy yellow Mini Square Flap in lambskin, or fancy yourself more of a classic tweed type, the Chanel flap offers a textile, size, and color for every style and sensibility. Each color is distinct to the year it came out, so it’s pedigree remains interminably— for the educated eye, anyway. Last note: Chanel bags only go up in value, and there’s good reason to believe they always will.
While the infamous Cartier Love bracelet symbolizes a forever union with the lover who gifts it (more on that here), the Cartier Juste un Clou strikes us as both nearly opposite and equally complimentary — a bold symbol of independence that stands on its own, and that I’d proudly give my (as-of-now-theoretical) granddaughter.
Iconic, classic, and literally beautiful with everything — a Chanel brooch does exactly what you want it to do. It adds a fragrance of Chanel to any outfit and anyone who wears it. It’s the perfect little “stow-away” gift you’d find in your grandmother’s jewelry box and a piece that will no doubt.
If you have Hermes-level taste, but perhaps not a Hermes-level pocketbook (at the moment, anyway) a Hermes scarf is a decadent yet worthy investment that will always have a place in your closet (and any closet in your family lineage, for that matter.) I particularly enjoy how unique each one is, and the quintessential elegance they exude.
Of course, these are just the highlights — I encourage you to start curating your own heirloom collection.