Store: Uniqlo Where: 733 stores worldwide. Best-selling holiday item: Skinny jeans (available in two styles, straight and tapered, and three washes, rinsed, indigo and black). Price: $39.50 Info: "Our design team has gone to great lengths to ensure that our jeans are created using the finest Japanese premium denim and that our fit and quality are the best possible," said Yuki Katsuta, president of Uniqlo Design Studio N.Y.
Store: American Eagle Outfitters Where: Ae.com, 836 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and 72 stores in Canada. Best-selling holiday items: Winter Twist cable sweater and the Fireside hoodie. Price: $39.50 for the sweater, $79.50 for the hoodie. Info: "The AE Winter Twist cable sweater is a good example of a strong fashion basic, and the fur-lined AE fireside hoodie is a great example of a more luxurious trend item that's doing very well for us," a spokeswoman said. "Gift Cards are [also] one of our best-selling items. We put a lot of effort into making them special and exciting for both the giver and receiver. We have eight different designs to choose from throughout the season, as well as envelopes with colorful flocked stripes."
Store: Anchor Blue Where: Anchorblue.com and 160 stores nationwide. Best-selling holiday item: Hoodies. Price: Starting at $24.40. Info: "There is a lot of variety — some embellished, some with sequins, some with screen hits — and they all work back to the denim," said Molly Adams, senior vice president of merchandising for Anchor Blue. "The hoodies have replaced the traditional Christmas sweater."
Store: LF Where: Lfstores.com and locations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston. Best-selling holiday items: Flash Boot by Jeffrey Campbell and short jumper by Emma & Sam. Price: $110 for the boots, $88 for the jumper. Info: Jessica Sutton from the Pussycat Dolls purchased the boots and they sold out so fast, the store ordered a second round. The jumper has been selling in cherry, dark plum, black and gray.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"