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.
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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.

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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