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15 Functional Pieces Worth the Splurge

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Anyone who’s ever clicked “submit payment” on a substantial purchase knows the mental gymnastics involved: calculating cost per wear, justifying future joy, predicting whether theoretical grandkids will want it in 2060. Getting it right means investing in things that are as hyperfunctional as they are have-to-have-it cool. Below, the closet picks and productivity-boosting essentials that are worth every penny.

  1. 1

    EAR PARTY

    Stealth statement-makers, Monbouquette’s drop earrings go from minimal to mesmerizing with a gentle tug.

  2. Monbouquette Jewelry GEM HATCH EARRINGS
    Monbouquette EARRINGS Monbouquette, $595
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  1. 2

    DIALED IN

    Foldable glass display (you read that right), white-glove support staff, and a slim profile that tucks into the tiniest of micro bags? Good call.

  2. Samsung galaxy z flip 5g
    Samsung galaxy z flip 5g Samsung, $1,499
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  1. 3

    ABOUT FACE

    If your current moisturizer doesn’t leave your skin feeling supple, glowy, and insanely nourished, try this.

  2. goop Beauty GOOPGENES ALL-IN-ONE NOURISH
    goop Beauty GOOPGENES ALL-IN-ONE
    NOURISHING FACE CREAM
    goop, $95/$86 with subscription
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  1. 4

    GOOD WOOL HUNTING

    Worn open over jumpsuits, cozy sweaterdresses, or trousers and a silk blouse, a camel coat is an always-classic outfit-finisher.

  2. Nanushka Lana coat
    Nanushka coat goop, $935
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  1. 5

    JEAN EXPRESSION

    Subtle tailoring tweaks, like slash pockets and back darts, make a casual-cool staple feel decidedly grown-up.

  2. A.P.C. x goop skye jeans
    A.P.C. x goop skye jeans goop, $275
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  1. 6

    GOOD TIMING

    This watch is equipped with caliber 3135 movement (that’s Rolex-speak for extremely precise timekeeping capability).

  2. Bob's Watches ROLEX MEN'S SUBMARINER TWO-TONE 40MM MODEL 16613 BLUE DIAL
    Bob’s Watches ROLEX WATCH goop, $9,495
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  1. 7

    WRITE ON

    Journaling, ticking off to-do lists, penning letters to state reps…it’s all more satisfying with something heirloom-worthy in hand.

  2. Cartier DIABOLO DE CARTIER PEN
    Cartier CARTIER PEN Cartier, $440
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  1. 8

    BOTTLE SERVICE

    This self-cleaning bottle has a UV-C LED light that purifies the water inside every two hours—a neat feature, especially these days.

  2. Larq THE LARQ SELF-CLEANING BOTTL
    Larq SELF-CLEANING BOTTLE goop, $95
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  1. 9

    TOTES CHIC

    Practically weightless, it’s sized for a laptop and charger, a meal-prepped lunch, and a change of clothes for post-work yoga.

  2. MÉTIER LONDON Perriand City Smooth Calfskin Mu
    MÉTIER LONDON BAG MÉTIER, £2,150
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  1. 10

    TAKE NOTES

    Our meetings may be virtual but staying organized is as relevant as always. And that croc-texture leather? Boss.

  2. Smythson Mara A4 Zip Writing Folder
    Smythson Writing Folder Smythson, $695
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  1. 11

    LEARN MORE

    So far, we’ve baked flaky croissants with Dominique Ansel and practiced pliés with Misty Copeland.

  2. Masterclass Online classes
    Masterclass Online classes Masterclass, $15 a month
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  1. 12

    GET ORGANIZED

    If you need to call in the pros: KonMari has over 350 certified tidying experts (yes, that’s a thing) located across the country. They’re lifesavers.

  2. KonMari Consultants Certified Consultants
    KonMari Consultants Certified Consultants KonMari, price varies
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  1. 13

    WALK IT OFF

    Hermès anything hardly warrants an explanation, let alone three (timeless silhouette, buttery leather, buckles).

  2. Hermès Neo ankle boot
    Hermès ankle boot Hermès, $1,500
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  1. 14

    TAKING SHOTS

    Whether you’re a latte lover or prefer to knock your espresso back straight, Anza—with its clean, contemporary design—pulls shots that rival your favorite barista’s.

  2. Anza ANZA WHITE ESPRESSO MACHINE
    Anza ESPRESSO MACHINE goop, $1,275
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  1. 15

    HOT COMMODITY

    It’s an excellent way to get a seriously good sweat on. Wear some cotton sweats, socks, and a long-sleeve shirt, then wrap yourself up and…just lie there.

  2. HigherDOSE INFRARED SAUNA BLANKET V3
    HigherDOSE INFRARED SAUNA BLANKET V3 goop, $500
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