We Asked Buyers to Predict Fall/Winter’s Bestseller Fashion—Here’s What Made the Cut


Wondering what items will top this season’s bestseller fashion list? We’ve linked up with fashion experts from our favorite retailers around the globe to discover their predictions for 2022. It’s literally their job to ensure their stores are stocked with the most coveted items. So who better to guide our shopping journey than those who do it for a living, right?

Whether you’re looking for something special to gift your best friend or simply yearning to treat yourself (as you should), one of the hero items popping up at several major retailers is the mega platform high heel. Think styles like Valentino’s bright sating pink dream to Gucci’s chunky, cool sandal. In the handbag arena, Bottega Veneta continues to reign supreme with The Pouch, The Jodie, and—the newest cult-favorite handbag—The Sardine. But it also looks like Loewe’s puffer Goya handbag might single-handedly take the number one spot soon, with three retailers giving it a stamp of approval as a must-have. I don’t want to spoil all of the fashion superlatives here. Read on to discover the items on the bestseller fashion list this fall/winter season, according to retail experts.

“I love the puffer update on Loewe’s Goya bag. It is definitely one of the best bags of the season. An update on a classic, the exaggerated elongated collar on this The Row shirt adds just the right amount of drama and is a cool new way to wear a staple. The LBD remains a mainstay every season, and Valentino’s square neckline and super mini silhouette on this style make it a new reason to invest. A strong stiletto boot that can be dressed up or down will always be a fall staple. We recently launched Italian brand, Paris Texas, whose signature styles do just that.”—Libby Page, market director

The Bestseller Predictions:

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Loewe Puffer Goya padded leather shoulder bag

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The Row Armelle cotton-poplin shirt

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Valentino Off-the-shoulder wool and silk-blend mini dress

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Paris Texas Croc-effect leather knee boots

Platforms were a hot item off the runway the past few seasons and add a bold, playful statement to any look. Valentino’s pink patent platform pumps are everywhere, and we know our customers will be buying them in multiple styles and colorways through the winter. Tailoring is making a comeback, and a structured jacket or blazer is the perfect piece to add to your everyday wardrobe. Paired with jeans or a knit top, this Nili Lotan single-breasted plaid blazer is an instant staple. Crystal embellishments are a major trend right now and add an unexpected element of glamour to both everyday and occasion dressing. Our customers love sparkle and shine, and this Khaite crystal soft hobo bag is a standout this season. With the holidays right around the corner, our customers are excited to get dressed up again to celebrate with friends and family. Gold is the metallic of the season, and a tinsel fringe gold dress by Jason Wu Collection is perfect for holiday parties or entertaining.”—Tracy Margolies, chief merchandising officer