It doesn’t take much to get me out shopping, especially when all the new season’s fashions are in stores and sparkling up windows.

I was in New York for a few days this week and yesterday got my first fashion-fix with a couple of hours to saunter in and out of my always-favorite spots, plus a new one called Joe Fresh (think H&M mixed with J.Crew at Forever 21 prices.)

So many beautiful options this season!  Here are the trends I’m SPOTTING (one of the trends is spots & polka-dots):

  • Lace — black and creams, the creams are often peasant-style
  • Leather — in leggings, dresses, bomber-style jackets
  • Red (kind of an intense red-orange, plus also what Harper’s Bazaar calls Bordeaux)
  • Shades of greens including teal, mint green, military green, and kelly green
  • Deep royal blues
  • Shades of pink including intense hot pink (not neon) and a blush almost neutral beige shade
  • The peplum
  • Jewels and embellishments
  • Both rounded toe and pointy toe shoes, platforms bigger than ever but also stiletto heels and the newer block heels (evidently, about anything goes)

An extra-happy moment occurred in a favorite upper east side consignment shop when my eyes beheld a brand-new never worn pair of Chanel shoes, my size and gorgeous! Chanel being my absolute favorite brand AND given the fact any Chanel item becomes a collector’s piece (this according to a Chanel buyer who once told me they’re “investment pieces” something I frequently remind my husband) I said YES.  One third of the price later, small-but-prized collection grows.

How do you like them??

When I saw this sign at their check-out counter, all was confirmed.

Other about-town photo-worthy moments….

Louis Vuitton knows how to decorate a 5th Avenue building, highlighting this season’s trend.

Whimsical and stare-worthy

Wax figure of Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama who is collaborating with LV on clothing and accessories. I overheard many onlookers saying, “Is she real or a mannequin?” I wondered myself.

I’m a red-sole fan, but seriously pondering who could/would wear this, much less walk in it??

Barney’s new designer shoe floor is beautiful, and the deeply veined statuary marble against the brass gold shelves/accents is stunning.

This little number (black lacquer tray) is at my friend Kristen McLaughlin’s gem-of-a-store Alex and Lorenzo Home (75th and Lexington) every ottoman needs a tray like this don’t ya think?

This has nothing to do with fashion, but saw it on the walk home and it did hint of fall, what an ingenious way to decorate a fence, weaving it with grapevines.

Fall fashion trends part two coming tomorrow!

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