When the Olsens launched their foray into the fashion world with Elizabeth and James and The Row, I was skeptical. I figured the two were done with film for a while and had moved on to a new hobby of "designing" in the non-hands-on way of Jessica Simpson, etc and would produce a whole bunch of junk.
They proved me wrong.
I am not the type of gal to spend $250 on a t-shirt (even if I won the lottery, there would be a huge guilt-factor) but I often see a great basic piece (blazer, pants,etc) in a fashion magazine or on a celebrity, I look for the credits and often see that it is The Row. Those pint-size chicas know their stuff. I like the idea of having excellent basics that you can turn to without thinking that will be timeless and classic, showcase your trendy pieces without style conflicts and be high-quality so that you won't have to replace them every month.
Basics from The Row at Barney's and a look from the Spring 2011 RTW show from style.com
What do you look for when you think of "timeless classics"? And would you ever spend $250 on a t-shirt?