According to today’s WWD, even though retailers may be worried about the economy and Wall Street’s woes…the arrival of spring fashions is offering some hope. Accordingly, so far this
season, shoppers are going for printed dresses, classic styles and
Here are some spring front runner favorites:
Store: Elie Tahari
Bestseller: Veronica wrap dress $348
"Big, bold floral prints are popular this season; this dress
demonstrates this trend in a very wearable way," said designer Elie
Bestseller: Short sleeve pique polo $75
"We brought the classic polo back by demand," said Daniela Bocresion,
senior vice president of merchandising and marketing. "The new twist is
the shirt features a slightly larger crocodile and has a longer body
with a sporty shirttail hem. It comes in 20 colors."
Store: Ann Taylor
Bestsellers: Red belted coat $198 and poppy floral print dress $148
"A colored trench, a beautiful floral dress and colored patent
accessories are the must haves for the season, and red is the perfect
update to take our client into spring," said Adrienne Lazarus,
president of AnnTaylor Stores Corp. "They are all fashion right,
feminine and impulsive."
Store: Tommy Hilfiger
Bestseller: Key West trench $198
"Trenches are hot," said a spokeswoman. "This one has classic trench
styling with patent leather contrast trim, oversize buttons and clean
Store: Kenneth Cole
Bestseller: Contrast layered jersey dress $178
Why: "The colorblocking is very fresh on an otherwise simple silhouette," said a spokeswoman. "It is flattering on all body types."
Store: Tory Burch
Bestseller: Melanie dress $325
"Bold prints and bright colors are both great for spring and are
something we have become known for," said Tory Burch. "The Melanie
dress is a perfect example. It is a classic Sixties silhouette that is
timeless and will never go out of style."
Store: Club Monaco
Bestseller: Yellow cotton peacoat $249
"Our customer loves the classic styling and detailing on this piece and
the playfulness that the color adds to her wardrobe," said a
spokeswoman. "It works as a great wear-to-work coat as the weather
transitions and looks equally chic with a T and jeans for the weekend."