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Fashion Editor's Picks: The Fall/Winter 2019 Buys You Should Be Splurging On

Why, you ask? Because we've just dropped the Fancy Issue on the news stands this month, in the midst of couture fashion week, and starting our shopping list early. Here, our selection of the must-have items to splash some cash on when they drop in stores from next month.
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Cotton, polyester, and vinyl bucket hat, Dior
Maria Grazia Chiuri combines Teddy Boy style with a couture attitude for millinery that’s bound to be papped on street style during Fashion Week. Tulle veil comes included. Hourglass small calfskin top handle bag, $2,225, Balenciaga
Fall/Winter’s appetite for structured classic bag means an elegant top handle is a must-have on your wrist. The newfangled futuristic silhouette of this new bag debut means you’ll stay ahead of the curve when it comes to accessorising. Merino wool sweater, $440, Diane Von Furstenberg
The newspaper print – this one’s dubbed the “Breaking News” print –  makes a great style statement if you’re thinking of dipping your toes into Fall/Winter’s punk trend. Alighieri 24K yellow gold-plated bronze hair tie, $385, www.mytheresa.com
Turn an abstract hair accessory like this gilded hair tie into the most head-turning jewellery next season. Leather pumps, $1,700, Givenchy
The return of the penny loafers is one footwear comeback we’re heralding for its elegant-meets-sensible aesthetic. Clare Waight Keller‘s take with this platform heels number makes it even more desirable. The Handle metal and nappa clutch, $5,460, Bottega Veneta
Sculptural, Brutalist, minimalist – Daniel Lee combines all of our favourite adjectives into the most modern evening bag. Alpaca fleece cardigan, $2,275, Proenza Schouler
Pair it with a long structured skirt. Throw it over jeans. Team it up with a pair of tailored pants. Match it with a cocktail dress. Whatever styling option you choose, this plush cropped cardigan is the most perfect alternative to a blazer for Fall/Winter 2019. Viscose-blend and Chantilly lace dress, $7,190, Prada
Give a darker edge to floral dresses with this cocktail number that comes with wilted floral appliques and funereal lace. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello python skin and patent leather pumps, $1,890, Saint Laurent
The ’80s continue to spread its influence in Fall and these Day-Glo bright pumps are perfect for girls who just want to have fun. Celine by Hedi Slimane Voyage canvas and leather duffel, $2,950, Celine
The perfect weekender size with the perfect logo design – consider your next holiday wardrobe settled. Simone Hermes calfskin handbag, Hermes
Named after Emile Hermes third daughter, this accordion bag is reminiscent of the way school books were attached with a belt and hung over the shoulder. The adjustable strap lets you carry the bag as a shoulder bag or a short wristlet. Such a smarty. Dries Van Noten US$341 (S$463), www.net-a-porter.com
This is the easiest way to add a more dramatic flair to your dressing. A trivia: The rose prints come from the photographs of blossoms that were plucked at the designer’s home last Oct. Metal brooches, Gucci
This pair of surrealist accessory is made for arty types. It’s inspired by a 24K gold ear-shaped art piece that artist Eduardo Costa created for a photograph in the 1968 edition of American Vogue.   Prices unavailable unless stated