NEW YORK — As vendors gear up for the key third and fourth quarters, several trends are leading the way. Among the top-booking styles for fall and holiday are:

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Denim in new washes, paired with feminine tops.

Men’s wear–inspired looks.

Woven tops with novelty details.

Knitwear, especially items

accented with stripes, tipping,

embroidery and styles in

vibrant colors.

Tie-front peasant tops and

prairie skirts.