September 28, 2008

Fall Fashion ’08 Buyer’s Guide

On the cover

Beth Bowley cream and metallic tweed coat with a fake-fur collar, $385, Aala Reed; August gold felt cloche, $40, Boston Store; Fossil gold and topaz ball ring, $36, Macy's.

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Top: Babette apple green crinkle silk shift, $184, Salamander; Anac purple long shawl-neck sweater/jacket with chopstick closure, $160, Salamander; Juicy Couture gold charm bracelet, $169, Macy's; Betsey Johnson gold loop and star earrings, $42, Macy's; Donald J. Pliner creamy gold boots with an ankle strap and rhinestone peace sign, $695, Boston Store.

Bottom: Diane von Furstenberg teal wool-alpaca blend double- breasted jacket, $480, Hers; Candies variegated purple knit short- sleeved turtleneck, $48, Kohl's; So Wear It Declare It skinny jeans, $40, Kohl's; Simply Vera Vera Wang headband with two narrow bands of purple patent leather, $10, Kohl's; Victor by Victor Alfaro purple scrunchy suede boot, $149.99, Boston Store.

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Top left: An Ren jacket with red portrait collar, multi-colored patchwork-effect body and upper sleeves, front yoke and elbow ruffle in brown with cream yarn stitching and detachable brown knit lower sleeves, $352, Salamander; Betsey Johnson earrings with a flower on one and dangling heart on the other, $40, Macy's.

Top right: Alvin Valley fake-fur jacket with pinch-pleated neckline and 3/4-length sleeves, $365, Hers; I.N.C. sleeveless purple chiffon blouse with stand-up collar and ruffled front, $59, Macy's; Firejeans, skinny jean, $40, Kohl's; Alfani elastic-waist belt with double buckles in fake crocodile patent leather, $38, Macy's; Cire elbow-length black leather gloves, $125, Mark Berman & Son; Stuart Weitzman fake crocodile patent leather over-the-knee boots, $575, Boston Store.

Bottom left: XOXO black sequined mini bubble dress, $89, Macy's; Erica Lyon purple jewel-cut purple plastic bracelets, $22 each, Boston Store; Nina sequined peep-toe shoe, $69.99, Boston Store; Hue opaque peacock-colored tights, $12, Boston Store.

Bottom right: Nicole Miller Collection black satin dress with tulip sleeves and origami-pleated sides, $440, Aversa; Victor by Victor Alfaro black enamel hinged cuff bracelets with jeweled medallions, $48 each, Boston Store; Cire elbow-length black leather gloves, $125, Mark Berman & Son; Sofft patent leather shoe-bootie, $149, Boston Store; Simply Vera Vera Wang shiny gray ribbed tights, $12, Kohl's.

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Women's top: Curio chunky multi-colored tunic sweater, $122, Salamander; So Wear It Declare It skinny jeans, $40, Kohl's; Lauren wide gold belt, $98, Macy's; Daisy Fuentes gold hammered disc earrings, $18, Kohl's; Victor by Victor Alfaro chunky gold link bracelet, $48, Boston Store.

Women's right: Kensie oatmeal dolman-sleeved sweater with cowl neck, $78, Macy's; 7 for All Mankind super flare jeans with stitched creases, $198, Macy's; AK Anne Klein mother-of-pearl jewelry: pendant, $95, bracelet, $125, clip earrings, $50, Macy's.

Men's left: Coppley brown faux suede blazer, $595, Aala Reed; Monarchy distressed denim jeans, $185, Aala Reed; Donald J. Pliner canvas and brown leather driving moccasins, $270, Boston Store; Burberry plaid cashmere scarves, $295 each, Mark Berman & Son.

Men's right: Oliver 3-piece suit in olive tweed, $895, Mark Berman & Son; Ted Baker green paisley shirt, $225, Aala Reed; Burberry oatmeal cashmere cable knit zipper front sweater, $495, Mark Berman & Son; Donald J. Pliner cognac loafer with buckle, $320, Boston Store.

Men's bottom: Lodenfrey olive overcoat with a brown leather under- collar, $695; Oliver 3-piece suit in olive tweed, $895; Robert Talbott brown striped dress shirt, $235; Burberry classic plaid bow tie, $75; Burberry classic plaid cashmere scarf, $295, all Mark Berman & Son.

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Top: Bizz nude chiffon blouse with pleated front and bell sleeves, $58, Urban Laundry; KLd Signature nude nylon knit chemise, $22, Urban Laundry; Laura Ashley smoke and taupe crystal bead necklaces, $45 and $50, Boston Store; BB Dakota black cotton pencil skirt with gathered stripes in front, $51, Urban Laundry; Charter Club black embossed-leather belt, $38, Macy's; Relativity gold honed disc earrings, $14, Boston Store.

Right: Jenny Han blush blouse with puff sleeves and ruffled collar and front, $185, Stephanie Horne; Identity gray herringbone wide leg pants with a deep cuff, $195, Mark Berman & Son; Steve Madden silver fake snakeskin narrow belt, $32, Macy's; Sonoma silver and black enamel bracelet, $28, Kohl's; Betsey Johnson big dangle pearl with rhinestone earrings, $30, Macy's; Calvin Klein black multi-strapped peep-toe shoe-booties, $140, Macy's.

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Top left: Goorin black wide-brimmed hat, $40, Aala Reed; Majestic gray turtleneck, $99, Aversa; Nicole Miller Collection gray pencil skirt with ruched sides, $245, Aversa; Suzi Roher old gold belt, $231, Aversa; Brown wrap bracelet with pewter studs, $304, Aversa; Gold twist earrings, $145, Aversa; Carla Mancini small pewter crocodile clutch, $216, Aversa; Saldanni gray mohair-blend knit scarf, $78, Aversa; Coach black over-the-knee leather boots, $698, Boston Store.

Top right: Rebecca Taylor leopard print V-necked blouse with ruffled front and a black chemise, $265, Hers; Rebecca Taylor dark gray flannel pencil skirt with geometric seams, $215, Hers; Victor by Victor Alfaro hammered gold bangles, $38 each, Boston Store; Nine West mirror-finished gold earrings, $38, Boston Store; Linea Pelle wide brown belt, $220. Hers; Michael Kors black and cream patent leather platform spectators, $98, Macy's; Simply Vera Vera Wang black cable knit tights, $12, Kohl's.

Bottom Left: Elle black woven geometric print 3/4 sleeve double- breasted jacket, $60, Kohls; So Wear It Declare It white puff sleeved blouse, $30, Kohl's; Mark Aurel black wide-leg pants, $328, Aversa; AK Anne Klein teal wool scarf, $24, Macy's; Napier gold elasticized cage bracelet, $48, Boston Store; Liz Claiborne gold loop earrings edged in rhinestones, $22, Boston Store; Apt. 9 black & gray strap oxfords, $59.99, Kohl's.

Right: Burberry black woven plaid trench coat, $1,295, Mark Berman & Son; Paul & Shark white shirt with ruffled front, $265, Mark Berman & Son; AB Studio black wide-leg pants, $48, Kohl's; AK Anne Klein purple wool scarf, $24, Macy's; Lauren gold mesh hoop earrings, $38, Boston Store; Tahari gray, ash and black spectators, $110, Macy's.

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