What were fashion’s best sellers for 2017?
You’ll be surprised
In a survey of fashions biggest buying heavyweights, American Vogue discovered some interesting trends for the year. Apparently, we've been stockpiling statement earrings, sneakers and logo tees. Read through the cheat sheet of items that were major hits for 2017 and see how many from the list you own.
Lisa Aiken, retail fashion director, Net-a-Porter
-"The Gucci logo tee, for sure...In our top 10 sales for Fall 2017, five of the positions were held by logo tees."
-"We've seen the return of the wrap dress, from Ganni and Rixo London."
-"Blazers: We sold 6,000 of them this season."
-"...Chloe: its Nile bag was our fastest-selling Chloe bag - ever."
-"The Vetements collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, we couldn't keep them in stock!"
Natalie Kingham, buying director, MatchesFashion.com
-"Certainly the Balenciaga sock trainer."
-"Gucci tees really resonated."
-"Generally, statement earrings did really well."
-"Sneakers continued to do well, as did combat boots."
Candice Fragis, buying and merchandising director, Farfetch
-"The Fendi thigh-high boot - it's really specific and bold, but it flew out!"
-"Dolce & Gabbana's mambo prints."
-"To be item-specific: the Fenty x Puma furry slide, the Balenciaga pink mule..."
Brigitte Chartrand, womenswear buying director, Ssense
-"Off-White...we can't get enough of that yellow belt."
-"Those The Matrix-like sunglasses, Balenciaga started the trend, and it continued with the likes of Gentle Monster."
-"Fanny packs or bum bags, we started buying those in Spring '17, and we are seeing it continue into Spring '18. We can't keep the Gucci fanny pack, such as the quilted and logoed one, in stock."
-"Pool slides have been huge for us."
-"The Balenciaga Triple-S sneaker, it's amazing how quickly it sold out; I didn't even see it on the site."
-"The Balenciaga campaign logo tees - and the Staff tees from Vetements - were incredible, incredible."
-"...the Comme des Garcons VaporMax sneaker was another hit that was like, Wow."
Lizzie Leventhal, general merchandising manager, Moda Operandi
-"Monse is a new brand that came on our radar, and its Mongolian fur did really well."
-"The Rosie Assoulin rainbow dress, it really came to fruition."
-"For Spring '18, Givenchy's Western boot and the Victoria Beckham green pump."
-"The Carolina Herrera polka-dot strong-sleeved cocktail dress did well and then some."
-"The statement earring has had a real moment for us."
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