Chanel, Prada, Fendi, Gucci – the list of designer clothes brands is endless. Although it can be difficult to make our minds up when it comes to investing in a designer item, their durable design, flattering cuts and beautiful patterns make for an undoubtable prominence over regular high-street brands. The dream of course is to appear, like the catwalk models who flaunt them, fabulously flawless, so stick to some good ground rules. If we are first-time buyers, we like to keep it simple: opt for understated and versatile pieces that can be worn with just about anything such as the perfect pair of designer jeans or sneakers. If money is no object, get creative with designer clothes and the abundance of prints, patterns and glorious pomp that is on offer.