Is An Investment Piece Worth It Or Should You Just Buy 732 Chipotle Burritos?

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Sometimes when people ask me why I impulsively buy items online, I simply respond by saying, "It's an investment piece." Does it matter that what I bought was more than likely just a trendy, marked-down item from ASOS. No? No one questions the "investment piece" line, so I just go with it. But what exactly is an investment piece? Is having a high-end designer label enough? Or does it need to be something more? And does the word "investment" really accurately apply?

Tyler McCall of Fashionista addressed the real investment value of these designer pieces that we all casually call investment pieces, because, let's face it – that sounds better than saying "I just spent $2,000 on a pair of shoes that may or may not go out of style in two years."

Are you really ever going to re-sell those Louboutins and make any money at all? Well, according to McCall's article, it seems like the answer is maybe, if you go about it in the right way, anyway. And if not? Well, having a closet full of designer goods for the rest of your life will at least look good on Instagram, even if your bank account suffers.

Here are 11 items that are usually universally regarded as investment pieces in the fashion world....and 11 options of things you could buy with all that money instead.

1. Chanel Boy Bag

Chanel Le Boy Leather Shoulder Bag, $4,580, tradesy.com

Or...

Roughly 732 Chipotle Burritos

That's like two years of burritos guys. Two years of happiness. Tough decisions.

2. Classic Louboutins

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps 100 Patent-Leather Pumps, $625, net-a-porter.com

Or...

416 Diet Cokes

Think about how much calorie-free carbonated fun you would be missing out on if you chose the shoes.

3. Celine Trapeze Bag

Celine Grey Calf Hair And Black Leather Trapeze Bag, $2,800, bluefly.com

Or....

758 containers of Trader Joe's Cookie Butter

Think long and hard about this one, guys.

4. Burberry Trench Coat

Burberry London Cotton-Twill Trench Coat, $1,495, net-a-porter.com

Or...

One teacup pig.

5. A Watch

Ballon Bleu de Cartier Watch, 28 MM, $23,500, cartier.com

Or...

8 Celine Trapeze Bags.

A TWIST.

6. A Pair of Manolos

Manolo Blahnik Suede BB Pumps, $595, barneys.com

Or...

143 Grande Caramel Macchiatos

Mmmm. Caffeine.

7. Little Black Dress

Hervé Léger Bandage Dress, $1,490, net-a-porter.com

Or...

7 Pairs of Madewell Booties

8. Hermes Wallet

Bearne Wallet, $2,525, hermes.com

Or...

22 bouquets of peonies

That's a lot of pretty flowers.

9. Balenciaga Moto Jacket

Balenciaga Classic Moto Jacket, $2,745, barneys.com

Or...

About 9 Dannijo Statement Necklaces

10. Classic Louis Vuitton Anything

Neverfull MM, $1,050, us.louisvuitton.com

Or...

19 NARS Brushes

11. Saint Laurent Clutch

Saint Laurent Monogrammed Leather Clutch, $1,390, net-a-porter.com

Or...

398 Steak N' Shake Peanut Butter and Banana Milkshakes

The choice is clear. Milkshakes always win. I think.

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