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 bright trenches.
Here are some spring front runner favorites:
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Store: Elie Tahari
Bestseller: Veronica wrap dress $348
Why: "Big, bold floral prints are popular this season; this dress demonstrates this trend in a very wearable way," said designer Elie Tahari.
Bestseller: Short sleeve pique polo $75
Why: "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
Why: "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
Why: "Trenches are hot," said a spokeswoman. "This one has classic trench styling with patent leather contrast trim, oversize buttons and clean styling."
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
Why: "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
Why: "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."