There’s no denying the excitement that comes when new fashion arrivals hit stores. Like a window into the future, the debut of fresh, covetable accessories and ready-to-wear into the retail fold shapes the season’s trends. And every It-item, like Bottega’s puddle boots, were once online and in-store drops. These particular pieces are like the new kids on the shelf, awaiting their destiny for sartorial greatness. Even iconic fashion totems, like the Hermés Kelly bag, accrued a little time in-store before reaching the heights of fame. But in our fast-paced world, where trends are rising and falling and disappearing faster than ever (except for, lately, comfortwear), the shopping lists we make can be rendered irrelevant in a matter of days or weeks. It can be difficult to suss out the investment-worthy items from those that are fleeting.
The pandemic has also completely disrupted an already shifting fashion calendar and ushered in more seasonless collections. More and more brands are turning towards capsules and one-off drops more frequently throughout the year. Exciting? Yes. Daunting to navigate? Potentially. But not to worry, below, we’ve created a guide for seamlessly navigating this week’s newest arrivals. From Richer Poorer’s weighted tee meant to bring calm to your days, to Danielle Frankel’s bridal shoe collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, this week’s must-have collectables do not disappoint.