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.Store: Girlshop Where: Girlshop.com and New York. Best-selling holiday item: Anna Kula floppy beret. Price: $145 Info: "Stylish teens around town are trying to get the look that stars like Ashley Olsen and Bijou Philips have been spotted sporting — the floppy beret," said Laura Eisman, founder and chief executive officer of Girlshop. "Anna Kula's, available on Girlshop.com, is a great version for less."
Store: Shvitz Where: New York and shvitznyc.com. Best-selling holiday items: Primp thermal sets and Rebel Yell sweatsuits. Price: $80 for the Primp thermal top, $72 for the bottom; $165 for the Rebel Yell hoodie, $145 for the pants. Info: "The Primp prints are fun and feminine, while also versatile,'' owner Leslie Hall said. "The tops can be paired with jeans and sneakers or Uggs for a casual look or with skinny jeans and knee boots for nighttime. The thermal bottoms are great with the long hoodies that are now so popular. Rebel Yell is an edgier line, more rock 'n' roll, washed-out fabrics, and super-comfy. While the colors and patterns are less girly, the fit of the pieces is especially flattering."
Store: Alloy Where: Alloy.com and catalogue. Best-selling holiday item: Grecian dress and holiday bootie. Price: Dress, $38.50-40.50; bootie, $39.50. Info: "Our customer is coming to us for price, trend and wearability,'' said Nicole Fasolino, fashion director. "At $38, they are buying an on-trend dress that can easily be styled into their already existing wardrobe and be worn all year round, dressy to casual. The bootie is super trendy, cheap, and they're wearing it with everything from skinny jeans to leggings to dresses to shorts."
Store: Delia's Where: Delias.com, catalogue and 74 stores. Best-selling holiday items: Panda thermal and music note hoodie. Price: $26.50 for the thermal, $44.50 for the hoodie. Info: Teens love the prints and great texture on the thermal, and the hoodie is quirky and fun, a Delia's spokeswoman said.Store: Karmaloop Where: Boston and karmaloop.com. Best-selling holiday items: Jasper peacoat by Spiewak, Kayden jacket by Soundgirl and Wildberry dress by Soundgirl. Prices: $116 for the pea coat, $67 for the jacket and $70 for the dress. Info: "Obviously, the mild weather is partially dictating the outerwear trend," said Dina Selkoe, creative director. "Both of the jackets are easy transition pieces from cool to cold. Both of these jackets pull a girl's look together simply and easily, while allowing her to look cool, fashionable and good. The dress is a big hit because it pairs two big trends, lumberjack plaid and flannel, with a dramatic color and adorable cut."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty