Heirloom Pieces You’ll Keep in the Family Forever
There’s nothing more special than an heirloom piece that’s been passed down from generation to generation… but not all families are rolling in the heirlooms. On my wedding day, my mother lamented that she had no family jewelry to pass down to me for my “something old,” which got me thinking: would I have anything to pass on to my own children someday?
A quick look through my closet and jewelry box confirmed that, besides my engagement and wedding rings, I hadn’t yet acquired any true “heirlooms” (while a quick look through my bank account confirmed that I wouldn’t be acquiring any anytime soon). But I quickly realized that just because I didn’t have any heirloom pieces passed down to me didn’t mean I couldn’t start a collection for my future children and grandchildren on my own—and you shouldn’t let that stop you, either.
Recommerce offers a unique opportunity to invest in classic pieces—pieces that have already been proven to stand the test of time and hold their investment value—at a discounted price. Ahead, create the foundation of your future heirloom collection with Fashionphile.
Chanel 2.55 Bag
The original Chanel 2.55 was released in February of 1955 (hence the name) and became an instant classic. Nearly 75 years later, the bag is still carried by everyone from Hamptons-dwelling grandmothers to New York City street stylers—a true sign of an era-defying style, if there ever was one. Add a 2.55 to your collection today, and you can rest assured that it’s signature quilted sophistication will feel current for years to come.
Cartier Love Bracelet
Even though it was created in 1969, the Cartier Love Bracelet was the most-Googled piece of jewelry last year. Its understated design surely plays a part in its long lifespan; but we think the screwdriver clasp is what makes this piece so special. Every Love Bracelet from Cartier comes complete with a delicate screwdriver to secure the piece to the wearer’s wrist—a tradition that never gets old.
Rolex Oyster Watch
A watch is the ultimate heirloom piece, and Rolex’s Oyster series is classic enough to never fall out of fashion. Bonus: Every style in this collection is waterproof; meaning it’s more likely to be fully functional by the time it’s tucked away in your granddaughter’s jewelry box.
Hermes Birkin Bag
Hermes’ iconic Birkin Bag, introduced in 1983, is more than just a beautiful handbag—it’s also an intelligent investment. Analysts have suggested that the Birkin is one of the best investment opportunities in the market, beating out gold and the S&P 500 with an average annual return of 14.2% over the past few decades. In other words, when you pass this purse down to future generations, you pass down more than just style. And though Birkin bags, depending on size and material, can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, you can make one yours for as little as $6250 on Fashionphile.