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What the Buyers Are Buying From the Spring 2020 Runways

Cool, minimal houses like The Row, (new) Bottega Veneta and (new) Celine will be on a lot of racks next season.
Valentino, Celine, Bottega Veneta, The Row, Versace. Photos: Imaxtree

Valentino, Celine, Bottega Veneta, The Row, Versace. Photos: Imaxtree

While we've already wrapped up our favorite collections, accessories and top trends from the Spring 2020 runways, we're not technically the ones who decide what you'll actually be wearing next season. That power is in the hands of the buyers, whose picks from the Spring 2020 collections serve as an indication of both what the "look" of next season will be, and what shoppers are likely to gravitate towards.

As we do each season, we reached out to womenswear buyers at top luxury retailers, like Moda Operandi's Lisa Aiken and Saks Fifth Avenue's Roopal Patel, to share what they're buying from the Spring 2020 runways. Label-wise, Bottega Veneta was the most popular pick, confirming that shoppers are loving what new creative director Daniel Lee is selling — not exactly a surprise when you consider how many showgoers were wearing his accessories in street style snaps.

The Row and Celine also appear to be in high demand, both of which serve customers looking for streamlined, elevated wardrobe staples. For those looking for a pop of colorful glamour, Pierpaolo Piccioli's designs for Valentino proved quite popular. And in terms of trends, the '90s are still going very strong.

Read on to see what buyers from Ssense, Moda Operandi, Saks Fifth Avenue, Capitol and Net-a-Porter are buying from the Spring 2020 runways, and why, in their own words.

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Brigitte Chartrand, Senior Director of Womenswear Buying at Ssense

Lisa Aiken, Fashion Director at Moda Operandi

Roopal Patel, Fashion Director at Saks

Laura Vinroot Poole, Owner of Capitol

Elizabeth von der Goltz, Global Buying Director at Net-a-Porter

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