By  on December 19, 2006

NEW YORK — With Christmas days away and Chanukah in full swing, shoppers are scrambling for gifts and also buying designer outfits. Some are looking for pieces to wear at lunches or dinners, including New Year's celebrations, while others are making purchases to complete their vacation wardrobes with fashion from resort collections. Here, a roundup of the top-selling items in designer apparel this season.


  • Dolce & Gabbana's leopard trench, $3,495.

  • Oscar de la Renta's bouclé and crepe shift dresses, from $1,650 to $2,350.

  • Tory Burch's black "Lou Lou" dress, $395.
Bergdorf Goodman
  • Chanel's black tweed jacket, $3,990; denim wide-legged jeans, $1,190, and ecru graffiti dress, $6,190.

  • Valentino's navy viscose sweater, $1,450, and canary double-hem skirt, $1,380.

  • Christian Dior's gold-lacquer linen trenchcoat, $1,740.
Barneys New york 
  • Lutz and Patmos' crème cashmere tunic with a double-wrap belt, $625.

  • Peter Soronen's champagne lace capelet, $595.

  • Bottega Veneta's gold butterfly polo shirt, $295.
Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Yves Saint Laurent's black jersey tie-front dress, $1,295

  • Carolina Herrera's white eyelet and floral appliqué dress, $2,890

  • Royal blue-and-pink or black-and-white cardigan, $2,390.

  • Blue jeans, $1,190.
Donna Karan New York
  • Gossamer stretch pleated chiffon dress with bow-tie shoulder in coral or black, $2,495.

  • Black stretch-crepe wool gauze off-the-shoulder wrap and tie jacket, $1,995.

  • Streamlined, high-waist pant, $695.
Ralph Lauren
  • Healy dress in a silk jacquard floral, $2,898.

  • "Sophie" blouse in cotton shirting, $798.

  • Hooded "Tonya" cable cape, $2,998.
Frances Heffernan, Winnetka, Ill.
  • Akris' mint-green jacket with a satin skirt, $4,000.

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