Boutique Owners: Shop These Fall Trends

Summer days are just kicking off – but for boutique owners and buyers, it’s time to think about Fall, Winter, and Holiday buying.

How will runway looks show up in stores and customer closets? What will shoppers be looking for as they build their Autumn/Winter wardrobes?  Look no further than The New England Apparel Show to add the hottest new looks to your store so you can help your loyal customers tap into the trends and look their best.

Join us for our next show, Monday, August 29 through Wednesday, August 31, and shop fashion-forward apparel, accessories, and footwear. Boutique buyers will find looks that are on-trend and in-demand by shoppers across New England.

New Knits

Modern cardigans, wider ribs, and splashes of color in contrast stitches and seams are elevating the look of knits this coming season.  Look for deep v-necks, wrap styles, and elevated knit accessories like scarves, gloves and bags that match sweater dresses.

A town of knit sweaters - boutique owners should watch these trends
New knits – boutique owners should look for new knit looks this Autumn/Winter

Speaking of sweater dresses, the new take on this closet staple includes body-conscious construction, tucked waists, and flared sleeves.  We’ll also see knit trousers, updated roll-neck sweaters, and cool sleeves on the newest sweaters.

Shop with your NEAC reps for the latest knits. From cotton to cashmere, you’ll find modern silhouettes and classic styles for knit apparel and accessories.

Classic White Tank

white tank top on a hanger - boutique owners should follow this trendTanks for Fall and Winter? Absolutely! The runways featured lots of white tank tops – with jeans, with skirts, with leather pants or super-tailored trousers. Tanks are a classic and the modern version features wide straps, cool knit fabrics, a deeper crew neck.

They pair beautifully with modern cardigans, and our next trend: leather jackets.

NEAC’s shows feature classic and updated takes on wardrobe staples like tanks.  Shop our August show to see the look and learn how to style this basic for maximum impact in your boutique.

Jackets are the Bomb

Top Gun is back, and so are bomber jackets. (And motorcycle jackets, too!) A great leather (or vegan leather) jackets says the wearer is strong, cool, and chic. Modern leather jackets have an edgy sensibility, capitalizing on runway looks featuring punk influences, biker aesthetics, 80s vibes, and early aughts silhouettes.

Woman wearing black motorcycle jacket

You’ll see many takes on the leather trend at the next New England Apparel Show. Contact your reps today to see how they can help your store to capitalize on this trend.

Over-the-Knee Boots

The thigh-high boot is back. The runways featured a range of over-the-knee boots – in classic black leather, in bright colors, and with both flat and high heels.  The look this coming season is just over the knee and clean – more of a complement rather than the main point.  What a great accessory to add to your store displays to help bring your customers’ looks together!

A pair of over-the-knee style black booths on a white background

Our footwear reps will be showing the new over-the-knee silhouette, along with the wedges and platforms that make longer hemlines accessible to all. Shop footwear at the next NEAC Show so you can add the latest shoe looks to your accessory offerings.

Long Lines

The new silhouettes are long and lean.  Extra-long tailored trousers, long skirts, and maxi dresses that are cut close to – but not too close – to the body result in a nice long line. The Fall/Winter 22/23 runways featured floor-sweeping looks that will translate into longer dresses, pants, and skirts in stores.

Woman in long green dress on a white background

Shop over 500 different lines at the August New England Apparel Show and find the fashion-forward pieces that will be in-demand next season.

Plan Your Show

NEAC’s membership represents more than 750 clothing, accessory, footwear and gift brands. The New England Apparel Show brings them all together over 30,000 square to provide a one-stop-shop for boutique owners. View our August 2022 show details here and pre-register as a buyer. We can’t wait to see you August 29-31 (this is a Monday – Wednesday show.)