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Eight things to invest in during the summer sales

by Freya Drohan
14th Jun 2019

Image via Instagram/The Frankie Shop

Don’t fall prey to bargain racks, here’s what to keep your eyes peeled for when the red signs go up.

There are few among us who can resist the temptation of a markdown. Even those who proclaim they’re “not into fashion” can go weak at the knees when they see a work-appropriate staple or an occasion wear piece slashed to 70% off.

From now until August, there’s ample opportunity to score a steal, as both high street and high-end stores clear out spring collections to get ready for the influx of autumn coats, boots, etc.

Sticking to our mantra of aiming to buy less, particularly pieces that are ultimately disposable, here’s a strategic, fashion-editor approved guide to solid, classic investments that will become your wardrobe mainstays.

A hero blouse:

Ruffled Georgette Blouse by See by Chloé, was €238 now €119 from

A gold piece that won’t tarnish:

Gold-Plated Ring by Jennifer Fisher, €142 was €202 from

A shoe that goes with everything:

Riley Sandals by Kurt Geiger, €35 was €70 from

A great pair of trousers:

Tailored Wide Leg Trousers, €20.74 was €52.74 from

A neutral blazer:

Twill Belt Jacket, €46 was €89 from

A classic handbag:

Vicky Quilted Shoulder Bag by Saint Laurent, €1,032 was €1290 from

A wedding guest-ready dress:

Ruffle Printed Midi Dress by Zimmermann, €298 was €595 from


Leather-Trimmed Weekend Bag by Paravel, €254 was €507 from


  • 10 investment pieces to rummage for in thrift and vintage shops…here
  • 5 places to buy jewellery that won’t turn your skin green…here
  • How Jean Cronin created a vintage treasure trove loved by Ireland’s most stylish women…here

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