By  on February 23, 1994

NEW YORK -- Trends come and go, but this is where they stand today. Shoppers on both coasts, with a taste for fast fashion, are looking for short kilts, tiny T-shirts, baby-doll dresses and long athletic-inspired dresses. Here is a roundup of what New York and Los Angeles area stores said they can't keep on the racks, with the number of units ordered and retail prices.

FRED SEGAL, Santa Monica:

  • La Perla chiffon or velvet bodysuits -- 24 units from $250 to $400.
  • Ghost rayon crepe long dresses with embroidered eyelets -- 24 units from $250 to $395.
  • Lianne Barnes lightweight, soft, short cardigans -- 36 units from $95 to $350.
  • Five-pocket, stonewashed Diesel jeans -- 80 units from $95 to $110.
NANA, Santa Monica:
  • NaNa short kilts in plaids and dark solids -- 200 units from $45 to $55.
  • Living Doll short-sleeved polyester and Lycra spandex V-neck shirts with racing stripes -- 30 units at $52.
  • Free People cotton baby T-shirts for adults with tiny floral print -- 100 units at $15.
PATRICIA FIELD, New York:
  • G-Rated youth size T-shirts with ladybugs, bumble bees, butterflies and other prints -- 200 units at $20 to $25.
  • Three-stripe athletic wear dresses in black, red, burgundy, navy and powder blue with white stripes by Living Doll and Patricia Field -- 250 units from $65 to $96.
  • Short solid or standard plaid kilts from numerous vendors -- 150 units from $45 to $65.
  • Fitted leather vests with Lycra blend back by Mombo and Free Art -- 100 units from $80 to $250.
  • Patricia Field, Betsey Johnson and other baby-doll dresses in black, florals and pastels -- 100 units from $65 to $150.
109, New York:
  • White Girl short, flirty velvet dresses -- 150 units at $120.
  • A-line jersey skirts from 109 in suede, velvet, wool gabardine and boucle -- 100 units from $45 to $85.
  • Isabel Ardee very short solid and printed skirts in rayon, gabardine and denim -- 25 units at $90.
UNION, New York:
  • Hysteric Glamour, Jimmy Jumble and a variety of other tight T-shirts with crazy prints -- 150 units from $24 to $72.
  • No Such Soul and P/X deconstructed A-line skirts -- 12 units from $80 to $190.
ROMP, New York:
  • Living Doll long-sleeved, long dress in black, burgundy, navy and light blue with white athletic stripes -- 200 units at $70.
  • Speedway Clothing tricolor mesh football jerseys lined with tricot -- 200 pieces at $50.
  • Earth Angel and Living Doll long-sleeved, short-sleeved and sleeveless tiny T-shirts with ironed-on decals -- 100 units from $15 to $24.
  • Gypsy & Thieves tight knit dresses with round neck -- 20 units at $64.
  • Romp Collection deconstructed dresses and turtlenecks with marrowed edges in black, burgundy and navy -- 200 units from $48 to $70.

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