Outfit: Acne Jensen Boots (and clothes as an investment)

An outfit featuring Acne Jensen boots, and justifying shoes as a form of investment.

Do you ever walk into a store and fall in love with an item of clothing? That was the case with me strolling into Incu and trying on a pair of Acne Jensen boots. It was love at first sight.

But the price. AUD$760.

I asked my husband if $760 was a lot of money to spend on a pair of boots. He looked at me as if I had asked him if the world was round.

But I was in love, goddamnit.

After weeks of lusting over them, husband finally said that I should get the boots if I loved them so much.

I was very lucky to find a gently worn pair on Gumtree so I didn’t have to pay $760 for them. However, at $500 they were still pretty pricey and take the crown as being the most expensive pair of shoes I’ve ever bought.

I wonder though, can we ever justify clothes, bags and shoes as investments? As in, is it worth spending a lot of money on items that lose 30% of their value as soon as they leave the store?

For certain labels, brands and styles, yes. For example, it’s not unusual to find certain Chanel bags sell for more than what can be found online or in store because of demand. A pair of twice-worn Acne Jensens sold for $550 on eBay a couple of weeks ago (yes, I was eyeing them off) – I think the seller would be pretty happy with that outcome.

As for me, I’m just happy that I have a pair of stylish black ankle boots that I love.

Wearing: T by Alexander Wang dress (bought second hand from eBay) |
Acne Jensen boots (I’m wearing size 38)

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  • You can get some bargains second hand! 🙂 I’ve had a few people ask about my handbags and cost per wear. It’s tricky sometimes. Although I don’t buy and sell as much anymore, I had phases where I’d be buying and selling monthly. In a few cases I’d actually made my money back selling, or made more than I paid, even after having and using the bags a while. I think in those cases handbags can definitely be investments, but you have to know what you’re doing, and sometimes it was just luck!

    • Yep handbags are probably the best investments in terms of getting back what you paid (or more). In the buy/sell group I’m a member of the Chanel bags are always bonkers prices BUT they sell pretty well. If I wasn’t so rough on my bags I’d love to own a luxury one. Although I do notice the Balenciaga city bags hold up pretty well? xx

      • They are designed to fade and sag, so it’s never going to look pristine with use. In terms of longevity, they are definitely up there, but it might not be the same colour it was when it started, ha! 🙂

  • Wow! What a spend. I honestly can’t justify it (But I think i’ve become to much of a cheapskate since I went full-time op shopper :P) If you feel happy and confident about your purchase – you go girl!

    I think it’s worth investing if you know you’re going to get more than 3-5 years of wear out of it. 🙂

    Have a good weekend hun! Sammy | Bargainbaglady.com XX

    • Oh man Sammy, I still have an eye twitch when I think about how much I spent for these boots, second hand too. The positive spin I can put on it is that I am now not in a position to add any more items to my alrady heaving closet! So nice to hear from you, thanks for stopping by hun xx

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