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What the Buyers Are Buying from the Spring 2017 Runways

Here's what Sarah Rutson, Roopal Patel, Olivia Kim and more are stocking next spring.
Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

This past fashion month was an interesting one for retail with several big-name brands, from Tommy Hilfiger to Tom Ford to Burberry, opting to show "see now, buy now" collections. Still, the vast majority of designers — and nearly all of those that took place in Europe — presented spring 2017 collections. So as we do nearly every season, we asked some of the top buyers what they had their eye on from the latest women's designer ready-to-wear collections.

A few trends definitely emerged — we'll likely be seeing a lot of trench coats, one-shoulder tops and flat shoes next spring — and a few brands were especially popular, such as Simone Rocha, Monse and, of course, Gucci.

Click through the below galleries to see what buyers from Saks, Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, accessories site Editorialist and more are buying.

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Roopal Patel, SVP Fashion Director at Saks Fifth Avenue

Olivia Kim, VP of Creative Projects and buyer for SPACE at Nordstrom

Sarah Rutson, VP of global buying at Net-a-Porter

Ken Downing, SVP/Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus

Kate Davidson Hudson and Stefania Allen, Co-founders of Editorialist

All photos: Imaxtree

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