We’ve reached that particular point in the season where we’re no longer shopping for summer since most of it’s already behind us, but it still feels too early to dive totally into fall. The fall/winter 2022 collections are just barely starting to trickle into the new-arrivals sections at all the big retailers, so the assortment is largely filled with pre-fall and marked-down summer items, making a casual shopping experience feel like diving into a black hole.
Considering it my journalistic duty, I shut my laptop and went on an in-person mission to find the coolest new arrivals of the moment. I took the train up to 50th street and spent an afternoon at Saks Fifth Avenue, a storied NYC shopping institution. As an avid online browser, I delighted in spotting my favorite designer labels among the racks, but of course, trying things on for myself was the real treat. With a stack of garments that could have made my arm fall off, I beelined to the dressing room to test out everything that caught my eye.
From the Khaite jacket of my dreams to the sequin miniskirt I never knew I needed, I’m sharing the results of my Saks Fifth Avenue try-on haul. Ahead, see the 17 pieces I’d drop money on right this second and, of course, the mirror selfies to prove it, along with a few more things further down that didn’t quite wow me.