6 New York Women On The Piece Of Clothing That Changed Their Lives

Photographed by David Cortes.
Do you remember what you wore on the day of your high school graduation? How about the moment you first fell in love with your significant other? Clothing is often viewed as a mere material possession, but it's so much more than that: It's a key to our past, a holder (and reminder) of some of our most sacred life memories.

Let's face it: Even the most savvy of shoppers and organizers have that one article (or two) they just can't let go of. To get an intimate look at the clothing that has the ability to change your life, we asked six of New York's most stylish women to share the item that has affected theirs. Next time you open your wardrobe, your closet will feel less like an abyss and more like a scrapbook of your favorite (and most defining) experiences.