Holiday Shopping. Overwhelmed? Boutiques Dish on the Hottest Selling Trends. Second City Style Fashion Blog

December 14, 2006 • Fashion

In today’s WWD, some of the hottest contemporary boutiques spread holiday cheer and dished on the newest trends. With everything from jewelry to
lingerie, stores are eager to please all last-minute requests.


: Olive and Bette’s
Where: New York
Best-selling holiday items: Lindsey Berns lingerie set with hand-stitched Ultrasuede flowers and Amy Tangerine’s T-shirts.
Price: $125 for the lingerie and $95 for the T-shirts
Info: "Mothers are buying for daughters because they’re cute, homespun and girly," said owner Stacey Pecor.


Store: Ron Herman
Where: Los Angeles
Best-selling holiday item: Vita bracelets.
Price: $45 to $58
"There are no problems with sizing, and [they] are at a great price,"
said John Eshaya, vice president of Ron Herman. "The bracelets can be
worn with a tank and jeans or a cocktail dress for evening. It is by
far one of the most versatile pieces of jewelry that we have had. These
bracelets look superluxe but won’t break the bank. Wear a single piece
or stack them high for an ultrachic look."


Where: The Web
Best-selling holiday item: Mara Hoffman’s corset-top bubble dress.
Price: $392
"People are buying it because it’s on the cover of our catalogue and
because it’s silk, it’s short with a bubble hem and is on trend for the
season," explained head buyer Erin Crandall. "We are also selling color
very well for evening dresses, and we offer it in silver, emerald and
red. It can be worn to holiday parties and New Year’s Eve. It is a
gorgeous dress, a great piece to have in your wardrobe."

Store: Scoop
Where: New York
Best-selling holiday items: Diane von Furstenberg’s black lace Elisabetta dress and Scoop’s quilted leather ballet flats.
Price: $320 for the dress, $165 for the flats
"The dress is the perfect little black dress for holiday," said Scoop
co-owner Stefani Greenfield. "In a season of supershort silhouettes and
covered legs, ballet flats are a chic and modern alternative to a heel."

Store: Lounge
Where: New York
Best-selling holiday item: Madison Marcus (exclusively for Lounge) black sequined baby-doll tunic.
Price: $226
"Every woman loves the perfect little black dress," said owner Jack
Menashe. "During the holiday, women want to add a little sparkle to
their look. It’s taking a classic idea and dressing it up for a special
occasion. This is a great dress because it is multifunctional. Wear it
with boots for day at the office, or throw on some heels and you are
ready for your New Year’s Eve party."

 Store: Searle
Where: New York
Best-selling holiday item: Dresses from the Searle private label line.
Price: $238 to $498
"The collection is so on target. We have cashmere knit tunic dresses,
silk jersey dresses [that] can be worn from day into evening and
Lurex-infused knit dresses that are great for evening and holiday
parties," said Rick Weinstein, director of sales and marketing at
Searle. "There’s a dress for literally any occasion, lifestyle and body

Where: The Web
Best-selling holiday item: Cashmere throws.
Price: $149
Info: Camel and red are the best-performing colors.

Source: WWD

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