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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