The piece goes on to recommend buying deluxe brands like Chanel, Hermes, Jil Sander, Martin Margiela, Bottega Veneta . . .
[If, like so many Telegraph readers, you have a wardrobe budget topping five thou per season.]
A humble alternative: look for classic vintage labels of equally high design quality: collection Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Branell, Larry Aldrich, Cathy Hardwick, and others. On eBay and at online vintage sellers, they are priced within the budgets of Ladies who Lunch At their Desk.