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Retail Guide: Fall Trend Forecast

Top buyers reveal the trends, styles and brands that will get the registers ringing this fall.

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“In the early markets, we saw a lot of moccasins, [as well as] clogs and pointy toe pumps with ankle-strap details. Jewels and shine are reappearing, and leopard and lace are important. Giuseppe Zanotti has a great lace platform pump. We’re not steering away from black and brown, but the real newness is in the reds, purples and blues. Miu Miu showed a terrific richness in color.”
— Tracy Margolies, VP & DMM of shoes, Saks Fifth Avenue

“There’s definitely an overarching 1970s vibe to the season. Several ready-to-wear changes will impact footwear, such as longer lengths in skirts and dresses that will make knee-high, chunky-heeled dress boots important. Diane von Furstenberg did a great take on this. There also is a continuation of the pump, and with the ladylike undercurrent we’re seeing, that chunky heel is what’s going to make the pump look new. Penny loafers are out there in a big way, as well as preppy smoking slippers, which we saw from Dolce Vita and Loeffler Randall.”
— Brooke Jaffe, fashion director of women’s accessories, Bloomingdale’s

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