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New York Fashion Week is just around the corner, which means people who work in the industry are all mentally preparing for the chaos, stocking up on Emergen-C, and planning their schedules (and by "schedules" we mean "outfits"). This time is especially crazy for retailers, the ones who will be attending the shows for a purpose—stocking up their stores with the latest designs from American talent. We asked a few of them to recommend one item from their stores that they'll be wearing religiously throughout NYFW.
Store: Kirna Zabete
Item: Céline Black Cat's Eye Sunglasses
Why: Says store owner and co-foundr Beth Buccini, "I'm currently obsessed with my Céline black cat's eye sunglasses. I think they might be the best pair of sunglasses I've ever owned. I'll wear them to every show—but only outside."
Item: threeASFOUR Spiral Dress
Why: OK, it might not look particularly appropriate for February in New York City. But with black tights and a jacket, it's a perfect dress for a show, especially when you take off the top layer to reveal the black net detail at the back.
Item: Brass Screw Cuff Bracelet
Why: Says Bird owner Jennifer Mankins, "I'm going to be wearing the brass screw cuff bracelet from Miansai everyday during Fashion Week. It's a rocker take on the Cartier love bracelet and comes sized small or large for a perfect tight fit. I'll wear it to all my favorite shows like Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Zero +Maria Cornejo and Rachel Comey. In fact, I like it so much I might even wear one on each wrist!"
Store: Comme des Garçons
Item: Paco Rabanne le69 Bag (Stingray Style)
Why: Because nothing says "I know my fashion history" like carrying a reissued iconic purse.