With many celebrating the holidays from afar this year, e-gift cards have become a popular present of choice. And if you’re anything like us, gift cards will burn a hole in your pocket.
Rivet has rounded up some of the best ways to cash them in, and simultaneously fix that literal hole in your pocket.
Instead of using the cards for a whole new wardrobe of fast-fashion items, invest in designer denim pieces that will stay with you for decades to come and may even yield a pretty penny if you decide to resell them down the road.
Here are the best high-end denim pieces to get with all of those holiday gift cards.
Get a classic pair of Levi’s—but make it high fashion. Vetements deconstructed a pair of faded black jeans and loaded it with details for an elevated finish. The front and back zippers make it an ideal style for showing off your favorite boots.
2. Saint Laurent
If you love shoes as much as you love denim, you’ll appreciate these Saint Laurent ankle boots. They’re simple enough for virtually any outfit or occasion, making them the perfect investment piece.
3. Bottega Veneta
Culottes were trending this year, but you may not have any as elevated as this pair by Bottega Veneta. Impress everyone with your fashion insight and invest in dark-wash culottes that you can wear all year-round, either with sandals in the summer or with knee-high boots in the winter.
Every woman needs a denim skirt in her closet. This Fendi style, however, is one of the most sleek and interesting that we’ve seen, with its quilted inset and zipper detail front and center.
Choose an investment piece from one of the hottest designer streetwear brands, Off-White. The branded belt adds an on-trend utility look to the otherwise classic silhouette.
If fringe is your thing, these Hellessy jeans will be your new favorite pair to wear on nights out. The gray fringe trim is perfectly complemented by a vintage wash, and will move with you every step of the way.
7. Alexander Wang
If you’re going to invest in designer denim, make sure everyone knows. One look at these logo jeans, and everyone will know you’re wearing Alexander Wang.
8. Marc Jacobs
Rivet featured these Marc Jacobs patchwork wide-leg jeans in the Fall/Winter 20-21 fashion story “LA Lady,” and for good reason: they’re a denim masterpiece. You’re sure to cherish these eye-catching jeans for years to come.
Trade in the tees you’ve been wearing all year for something better. This slim-fit, short-sleeve Balmain button-down shirt is an easy bridge into designer staples.
10. Tom Ford
Invest in a high-end pair of jeans you’ll wear forever like this stretch denim style from Tom Ford.
11. Purple Brand
Upgrade your loungewear routine with a pair of elevated joggers. This pair by Purple Brand has a coated finish for a more polished look.
12. Brunello Cucinelli
If you’re a sneakerhead at heart, you’ll love these kicks from Brunello Cucinelli. The leather trim elevates these sneakers with a luxurious touch that’s appropriate for any occasion.
13. Neil Barrett
Stock your closet with the latest wardrobe staple: the shacket. This dark indigo style by Neil Barrett blurs the line between fashion and workwear. We especially like the contrasting suede pocket.
14. Isabel Marant
Up your denim jacket game with a piece from one of the year’s top designers, Isabel Marant. With Western influences and a fleece collar, you’ll stay warm and on-trend for seasons to come.
If there’s such a thing as formal jeans, it’s this pair from Brioni. This luxurious denim features a dark wash and straight leg that’s office-friendly.
Combine all of your gift cards and get a denim shirt fit for a celebrity. Though this button-down by Balenciaga looks simple on the front, it boasts a large logo on the back.