Fall Trend Report 2006


Any fashion mag can rattle off this season’s hot styles. But for this guide, we spoke to Philly’s style insiders to come up with must-have menswear (like this Etro blazer, $1,140 from Neiman Marcus), so-cute kids’ clothes, essentials for your beauty kit, and gadgets worth splurging on. And because we’re smitten by the women’s clothes local stores are stocking this fall, we’ve dedicated pages 108 to 117 to the ladies. (Because, face it: Spoiling a Philly girl never goes out of style.)

For Him, Casual:
This season is all about tailored twists on broken-in pieces in blacks, grays, olives and tweeds.
RUN OUT AND BUY:
1. A MILITARY-INSPIRED JACKET
Ben Sherman jacket, $279 at Sparacino Mens, 115 South 13th Street, 215-922-4211; sparacinomens.com.
ADD:
2. OVERSIZE SHADES
IC! Berlin “Antonov” glasses, $350 at EyeSite, 124 South 19th Street, 215-557-0757; eyesite-phila.com.
3. A TIGHT-KNIT SWEATER WITH A TWIST (Leather elbow-patches!)
DKNY cardigan, $165 at Matthew Izzo, 117 South 13th Street, 215-629-1240; matthewizzo.com.
4. PREMIUM STRAIGHT-LEG (GRAY) DENIM
Nudie Jeans, $235 at Matthew Izzo.
5. BLACK-SOLED SNEAKERS
Converse All Star Low Mono, $42 at Urban Outfitters, multiple locations; urbanoutfitters.com.

For Him, Dressy:
Refined, classic pieces (in rich wool and velvet) are back—invest now, and wear them for seasons to come.
RUN OUT AND BUY:
1. A LUXE OVERCOAT
Etro coat, $1,395 at Boyds, 1818 Chestnut Street, 215-564-9000; boydsphila.com.
ADD:
2. ARTFUL CUFF LINKS
Frank Gehry “Axis” cuff links, $325 at Tiffany & Co., multiple locations; tiffany.com.
3. A TAILORED WHITE DRESS SHIRT
Gucci shirt, $210 at Boyds.
4. FLAT-FRONT TUX PANTS
$225 at J. Crew, multiple locations; jcrew.com.
5. BLACK LACED DRESS SHOES
“Tantra” shoe, $470 at Salvatore Ferragamo at the Pier at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, 609-344-8010; ferragamo.com.

For the Kids:
Check out no-compromise kiddie versions of the leggings, denim and vintage-inspired pieces your closet is bursting with.
RUN OUT AND BUY:
1. A VINTAGE-INSPIRED JACKET
Paul Frank jacket, $70 at Genes, 122 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, 610-902-0208; shopgenes.com.
ADD:
2. UPDATED UGGS
(Here’s one trend you can retire!) $80 at the Children’s Boutique, 1702 Walnut Street, 215-732-2661; thechildrensboutique.com.
3. ONESIES AND TEES WITH ’TUDE
“I crawl the line” onesie, $32 at Born Yesterday, 1901 Walnut Street; 215-568-6556.
4. FUNKY TIGHTS, LEGGINGS AND LEG-WARMERS
Lacy ankle tights, $34, and leg warmers, $14.50, at Born Yesterday.
5. PREMIUM DENIM
7 For All Mankind “Cherry” jeans, $130 at Genes.

For Your Face:
Beauty starts with healthy, protected skin — and glows with nature-inspired color palettes and jet-black mascara.
RUN OUT AND BUY:
1. AUTUMN-HUED COMPACTS
“Cheek Duo,” “Forest Clove,” “Silver Maple” and “Cedar Grove” Stila compacts, $30 each at Sephora, multiple locations; sephora.com.
ADD:
2. A LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER
Skyn Iceland Quenching Daily Lotion, $45 at the Powder Room, 13023 Bustleton Avenue, 215-969-0661; thepowderroomonline.biz.
3. SMUDGE-PROOF MASCARA
Fresh mascara, $25 at Plain Jane, 128 East Gay Street, West Chester, 610-918-0230; plainjaneboutique.com.
4. NATURAL SHAVE OIL
(For him!) Kiehl’s Close Shavers, $18 at Kiehl’s, 1737 Walnut Street, 215-636-9936; kiehls.com.
5. HARDWORKING SUNSCREEN
La Mer SPF 18 Fluid, $65 at Saks, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550; saksfifthavenue.com.

For Your Inner Geek:
The gadgets we love look cooler than ever—and actually (honestly!) make life simpler.
RUN OUT AND BUY:
1. AN UPDATED HANDHELD COMBO
Lightning-fast connections. Tréo, $619 at Verizon stores, multiple locations; verizon.com.
2. A PORTABLE NOTEBOOK
Video-chatting and DVD-burning. MacBook, $1,499 at Springboard Media, 2212 Walnut Street, 215-988-7777; springboardmedia.com.
3. A SLEEK DESIGNER CELL PHONE
Dolce & Gabbana customized ringtones, screensavers and wallpaper. D&G MotoRazr, $599.99 at hellomoto.com.
4. A DECORATIVE FLAT-SCREEN
Behind-the-screen light creates an insta-theater effect (and—ahhh—reduces eyestrain). Philips Ambilight Full Surround FlatTV, $3,999 at Best Buy, multiple locations; bestbuy.com.
5. A TRICKED-OUT GPS DEVICE
Live traffic reports, Bluetooth, and an MP3 player. Magellan RoadMate 6000T, $799.99 at Target, multiple locations; target.com.