It's hotter than hot on the streets of New York today. I was almost glad to be freezing inside the Javtis Center. Most of the vendors were showing their holiday and resort collections, which would be perfect to have in the stores right now! But you won't be seeing this until January 2012.
French Connection was lovely. They really expanded their stripe collection - which we all love. Color trend - mustard, melon, rust, burgundy, navy.
This was part of the holiday collection at Free People. I saw a lot of cropped sweaters, loose knits, and fitted dresses here. We've been layering the boxy sweaters over the fitted dresses and slips all summer. Looks like it will continue into the fall. They also had some great flocked velvet bras and knit wraps/capes.