By Yulia Omelich with Anna Bennett
Do you want to beat the S&P 500 index, ladies, and yet radiate elegance? We have an answer for you: Become your own fashion portfolio manager and utilize the Wall Street philosophy of investing in what appreciates.
Retail can be viewed differently by many people. It is the foundation of the US economy. It is also known for its therapeutic allure. But most importantly, it can also be an investment: an investment in your future, an investment in your look, an investment in your confidence, and guess what? Retail can be a successful investment that you can profit from with time.
And here are the top five holdings, that according to COUTUREDossier’s Yulia Omelich, “will make you feel like a million bucks, and bring you a million bucks.”
1) Chanel 2.55 Double Flap
This bag is in a league of it’s own. It offers a timeless quilted design that will instantly upgrade any outfit–even if it’s a potato sack. She is functional, yet refined and hard working. This treasure appreciates in value, with a year over year price growth ranging from 17 to 25 percent. More liquid than gold, this bag will always resell and earn a double-digit return that is hard to beat. Go Chanel–a true champion over the S&P 500 index.
2) Anne Fontaine Little Black Dress
Known for her elegant lines, flirtatious ruffles, and exquisite structure, Anne Fontaine understands women like nobody else. Her dresses are perfect for any occasion; whether it is parading down a runway, dining with your best friends, or having a special evening with your significant other.
3) Christian Louboutin Black Patent Leather Pumps
One pair of Louboutins is a MUST in each lady’s fashion portfolio. Yes, they are expensive. Yes, they are hard to find. Have no occasion in mind? Wear them to bed, and the occasion will present itself later. Believe us.
4) Chanel Boucle [also known as Tweedy] Classic Jacket
This number is one of our top five holdings because of its options. It is so versatile that it will work for you the whole year round. You can layer it in the colder seasons, or keep it open in the warmer seasons. If you have a date, pair it with skinny jeans and Louboutins, our holding number three.
5) Burberry Trench Coat
We picked this holding for its extraordinary powers: 1) the power that makes you leave the house on a rainy day; 2) the convenience to add or remove the signature Burberry nova check wool lining, making this coat wearable for all weather; 3) the power that brings the mischievous yet chic Bond girl out of you.
We hope that our philosophy left a lasting impression on you, and you will invest in what appreciates if you haven’t started already. Just do your research, think outside the box, and become your own fashion portfolio manager. Good luck!
Yulia Omelich is the owner of COUTUREDossier in Chappaqua. Anna Bennett, an incoming Junior at the University of Massachusetts and intern at shopakira.com, is also a sales associate there. They collaborated to produce these tips and collage. All these items can be found at COUTUREDossier.