While retailers have been busy holding their fall fashion parties, store executives are also tracking the fall best sellers, if any.
Plaids are selling (surprise!), executives said. Long jackets, with fingertip-length hems, are also doing well, according to some executives, as are solid colors (you need them to offset all the plaids).
Other fast-moving items and looks:
* Slim pants, or stirrup pants, to go under the longer jackets.
* Dressed-up denim, like the beaded jeans jackets and skirts from Lizwear by Liz Claiborne.
* Anything with zippers, a continuing trend.
* Flippy short skirts, often pleated, in all fabrics, colors and price ranges.