Our fashion editors share the designer items that are *actually* worth buying in the Cyber Monday sales

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The Black Friday and Cyber Monday designer sales have all kicked off, and it's SO easy to get carried away when everyone is telling you to buy, buy, buy or regret it later. At Marie Claire, we're fierce advocates for buying better to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle.

This doesn't necessarily mean not buying anything, but considering your purchases thoroughly. I always ask myself, “Does this go with at least three things I own?”, “Will I love it beyond this season?”, “Does it fit my day-to-day life?”.

If I answer yes to those then it's a good sign that purchase is worth making, and so far it's served me well. This year, I definitely have my eye on a couple of designer handbags I've been lusting after for a few months, as well as some pieces that will seamlessly slot into my capsule wardrobe.

My fashion editor colleague Natalie has a similar approach when it comes to shopping.

“Making use of the wish list feature on my favourite luxury retailers definitely helps me take a considered approach to shopping during the Black Friday sales. I tend to buy one or two special pieces I have mulled over all season,” she says.

“I’m definitely not someone who has a capsule wardrobe or a ‘quiet luxury’ aesthetic, although I do appreciate a beautiful cashmere knit or pair of classic gold hoops. I’m a fashion magpie. Consequently, my Black Friday favourites span Molly Goddard tulle, a candyfloss-pink knit and a pair of GANNI cowboy boots that I’ve been eyeing up for a while; though statement-making, these are things I will keep and love forever,” she adds.

With that in mind, here are a few designer items we're adding to our shopping baskets this Cyber Monday...

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.

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