As you probably know, the fashion cycle has a rhythm all its own. New style trends emerge each season, and retailers have to predict months in advance what they think will sell in their own stores. As buyers, we do our best to guess which items are going to be big winners for the season. Which looks and outfits will our customers desire the most?
Right about now, mid-October, retailers are finally seeing what trends customers are responding to with the most enthusiasm. It’s interesting — bestsellers at Tres Mariposas invariably reflect the bestsellers emerging with other retailers across the country. Our tastes on the Border are in line with national trends.
Here are a few early winners for this fall:
Jacquard Pattern Jeans
Why it works? Texture!
Fashion is all about texture – and everyone needs jeans in her wardrobe. These are basically textured jeans! The term jacquard refers to fabric with a pattern woven into it. Your interesting fact of the day: French inventor Joseph Marie Jacquard invented the first loom for these intricate patterns in 1801.
Fit and Flare Dresses and Skirts
Not all of us look fantastic in straight pencil skirts. The fit and flare style is fitted at the waist and then flares out into flirty fullness at the hem. It’s been a classic since the 1950s. Every skirt and dress in this style that we’ve received at Tres Mariposas seems to fly out the door. Women must be hungry for something feminine and flattering.
Why it works? Instantly ups your cool factor.
Every girl needs a bit of racy biker machismo now and then. The motorcycle jacket in black leather and other fabrications has been cool since James Dean. Wear it over everything in your wardrobe. Add boots and you are set for the season.
Why it works? Makes the outfit.
New design techniques and technology have morphed furs into garments almost as lightweight as sweaters. These are not your grandmother’s mink coats. Friendly to El Paso’s climate, fur vests are great for casual lifestyles.
We may very well see other bestsellers emerge as the season goes on, but these four trends have already taken El Paso by storm. The customer has spoken!