What do you think of when someone talks about investment pieces? Probably a classic trench coat, Chanel flats, a Hermes Kelly or Birkin.
News flash: These are not investments.
An investment is something that MAKES MONEY FOR YOU. These pieces are only investments if you have a consignment or eBay shop and can find them at good prices, wait until they are worth more, and sell them, and even this could be called speculation.
If you actually plan on wearing or using your items, they are going to get messed up over time. Once they are messed up, they get closer and closer to being worth nothing. If you bought them new, they are worth significantly less as soon as you buy them (unless you are buying items you think will sell out and be worth more later, which, like I said, speculation.)
Think about putting cash into a 401k, Roth IRA or Vangaurd index funds before thinking about putting it Louboutins, because no matter how much it is repeated, they are NOT an investment. They are a depreciating consumer item.
Do not let blogs and listicles convince you that you need a certain amount of “investment items” or that you are taking care of your future or investment portfolio by purchasing them.