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The Essential Autumn Pieces to Invest In

Discover the sustainable and preloved items on our wishlist this season and for many more to come

Morgane Nyfeler

From the constant TikTok churn of micro trends to the ‘just in’ marketing alerts from shopping platforms constantly popping up on our screens, the pressure to shop the new season items everyone else appears to be co-opting into can feel hard to resist. At Calendar, we’re all about encouraging a different approach – doubling down on our own personal style, patiently chasing down vintage designer items and choosing pieces that promise to be with us for the long haul.


Luckily for us, contemporary labels valuing long-lasting, quality staples and with a sustainable ethos are on the rise, while pre-loved fashion platforms are emerging everywhere to help us find unique second-hand items to treasure for years to come. So when it comes to investing in seasonal pieces with a timeless appeal that will slot seamlessly into our forever wardrobes, we know exactly where to turn to. If you only had to buy one (or five) items this autumn, make it any of our conscious picks below.

L: Bottega Veneta, Pre-owned Crossbody Flap Bag, £890, available from reluxefashion.com R: La Fetiche, Nova Sweater, £310, available from lafetiche.com

Bottega Veneta’s woven leather pieces are so iconic they don’t even need an introduction. The rich burgundy hue on this preloved practical crossbody bag takes timeless dressing to the next level.


Blending Parisian chic with British eccentricity, La Fetiche’s fair isle sweater is thoughtfully made in Scotland from super-soft Shetland wool – a cosy piece you’ll pull out every time the temperature drops.

L: GANNI, Suiting Maxi Skirt, £345, available from ganni.com R: Stella McCartney, Biker Boots, £615, available from stellamccartney.com

This maxi skirt is a true representation of Ganni’s Scandi-cool aesthetic with the high slits adding edge to a classic design. For work, off-duty or evening, this organic cotton number can transition effortlessly to any occasion.


Stella McCartney never fails to deliver innovative, sustainable AND stylish pieces. These lace-up biker boots responsibly made from vegan Alter Mat tick all the boxes.

L: Saint Laurent, Shearling Gabardine Jacket, £650, available from hardlyeverwornit.com R: Citizens of Humanity, Paloma Baggy Corduroy, £310, available from citizensofhumanity.com

If you don’t know where to start with luxury resale, head straight to HEWI’s curated offering. We spotted this pre-owned Saint Laurent gabardine jacket selling for a fraction of the price, and trust us, it won’t be around for long.


Corduroy trousers make a come-back every autumn and are a staple everyone can put their stamp on. From the deep chocolate brown shade to the baggy silhouette, this classic piece by responsible label Citizens of Humanity is nothing short of perfection.

L: Colorful Standard, Merino Wool Beanie, £32, available from colorfulstandard.com R: Ports 1961, Ribbed Knit Dress, £126, available from mywardrobehq.com