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Trends move at lightning speed, can

Until the temperature drops below freezing, this shoe style is

change on a dime, and favorite styles sell-out fast. Luckily, the

fresh in leggy lace-up styles and baring laser-cut perforations.

experts at Neiman Marcus are available to provide direction

Wondering how Neiman Marcus determines exactly which

on the latest looks in shoes, handbags, and jewelry.

“Our

clutch & bootie styles will appear in-store each season? Carnes

fashion director Ken Downing and our buying teams in Dallas

reveals: “We focus on the trends that are seen on the runway

are continually in market - be it fashion week presentations or

and edit based on our extensive knowledge of our customer.”

category in fashion.

meeting with designers and our vendors,” said Carnes. STATEMENT NECKLACES: THE BOLDER, THE BETTER THE CLUTCH: GRAB THE SEASON’S HOTTEST HANDBAG

Available in everything from iridescent crystals, pearls,

The clutch purse (especially the envelope clutch) reigns

natural stones, and metallic finishes, this is a fashion variable

supreme, appearing this season in snakeskin print, croc-

perhaps best left for a professional stylist to define. “Neiman

embossed, and quilted leather treatments.

Marcus offers clients an array of services including personal shoppers, stylists, and product specialists who develop strong

THE YEAR-ROUND BOOTIE:

FOOTWEAR FOR ALL

relationships with their customers,” said Carnes.

SEASONS

LINDSEY J. WIESE FOUNDER & EDITOR OF THE BLOG JOIE DE VIVRE WWW.BLOGJOIEDEVIVRE.WORDPRESS.COM

Lindsey J. Wiese is a lifestyle content creator at blogjoiedevivre. com, writing about travel, home decor, lifestyle-appropriate fashion trends, and the fun experiences that abound in Austin, Texas.

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September / October 2014 InFluential Magazine  
September / October 2014 InFluential Magazine