Investment Shopping


I am planning on living a long and fashionable life and am thinking somewhere around 90 years of age would be a good innings. My grandmother Gwen (on my birth mother’s side) celebrated her 96th birthday this year so there is a good chance that I should make it to 90 as long as I don’t pick up too many bad habits between now and then.

So the investment shopping I have done to date is looking to have a long and lustrous life ahead of itself.

I thought I would do a quick analysis on a few of my investment pieces and have undertaken a cost per wear exercise, which I recommend all discerning shoppers do. This will help reaffirm it is ok to pay for quality as it will last a life-time.

Black Dress bought from Zambesi in  2005 for $795 – worn once every 2 years until turn 60 = $39.75 per wear.  After that time, I may not be able to fit it anymore!!!

Black GST Shopping Tote from Chanel  bought 2010 for $3000 – use every summer for 90 days each year until turn 65 = $2.36 per outing and then have to donate to my friend Lian.

Patent Black Travel Wallet from Chanel bought 2012 for $1345 – use every time I go travelling overseas until turn 65 (approximately 30 days per year) = $2.24 per day.

Fushia Pink High-Heels from Manolo Blahnik  bought 2008 for $675 – worn 4 times until turn 50 then 10 times each year until age 70 = $28.12

Platinum Ring with Diamonds from Tiffany bought 2006 for $1250 – worn 365 days a year for last 7 years and will wear every day until turn age 55 = 0.244 cents per day

I have a number of investment pieces, which I am pleased to say will be sharing my life with me for many years to come.  I am already dreaming about my next investment piece – a Chanel Jacket.  I reckon if I start saving now, I can buy one when I turn 60 and will wear every other day until I turn 90.  By then I will wishfully be remembering the days when I could still fit into a size 10 black dress and prance around in a 5 inch (10 cm or so) high heel.

I will be stylish and elegant in my old age.


About stylebyyellowtulip (244 Articles)
I fell into the art of style quite by accident. There was no defining moment when I decided that I knew what I wanted to do. I want people to feel good about themselves. Many don’t know where to shop and/or how to wear fashion. It has never been solely about cost, but of finding quality at a reasonable price and being able to wear - to suit your own figure, style and fashion. Join me as we explore – What is Style? Yellow Tulip

3 Comments on Investment Shopping

  1. Chanel is a definite investment piece. Love your cost breakdown idea!
    Style and elegance never ages 😉

  2. Love the Zambesi dress can see that working for numerous events. Excellent purchase Yellow Tulip.

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