There are certain items in fashion history with just that right mix of excitement, versatility, quality, and accessibility, that they vault into our day-to-day product lore. The Eames chairs and Ikea Malms of our
space, these items have reached "classic" status
— a hard feat for an industry known to switch things up every six months.
So, your fashion-illiterate ex-boyfriend could pick a Birkin bag and a Louboutin pump out of a lineup, but for those with more discerning taste (and we're not talking about expensive
taste, here — Converse is just as classic as Cartier), there's a group of gems that comprise our personal Criterion Collection of Style
. Here, the 50 fashion classics that send shivers down our spines.Want even more R29? Get the latest news, tips, and can't-resist stories delivered straight to your newsfeed, in real time. Like us on Facebook — we'll see you there!
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