Trust me, you'll never regret buying these designer sandals

Totally worth the investment

designer sandals
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One of the questions I most often get asked as a fashion editor is "what designer pieces are actually worth the investment?"

It never comes as a surprise to them when I say they'll never regret investing in the designer handbags that will always hold their value. Your Chanel flap bags or your Dior Ladys for example.

But what they never expect me to advocate for are designer sandals. However, I'm a firm believer that, like a well made leather handbag, a beautifully crafted pair of designer sandals will last you a lifetime - and failing that you can have them restored at specialist stores like The Restory.

And similarly to the aforementioned handbags, some cult designer classics will never go out of style, and will retain that value.

I'm referring to styles such as the Hermes Oran sandals, the Row Ginza thongs, Chanel's logo-heel slingbacks or Celine's Tippi slides.

The beauty of these sandals is that they are all unique in their own ways, yet entirely versatile. Trust me when I tell you they will seamlessly slot into your existing wardrobe, you will honestly never look back.

I speak from experience. I bought The Row's Ginza sandals in two colourways a few summers ago and I still wear nothing else come sandal season.

Please consider this your ultimate designer sandal shopping list.

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, 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.