Buyers’ Guide to Spring: Best Sellers

Being a buyer in the fashion industry is kind of like having access to a crystal ball. You know exactly what your customers will get to shop in a few months and you know which items are going to fly off the racks as soon as they land. The second part of that can and should be credited to their advanced skill at reading said ball. No number of seasonal previews we get on Instagram and live streaming runways can beat the way boutique buyers curate the perfect mix, the coolest pieces. We’re lucky enough to work with a lot of them here at Garmentory, so we had to ask: what will be your best sellers this spring? Of course they knew the answer.

Samantha Pleet bathing suits. This season she has done a bunch of separates to mix and match to best compliment different body types. Her prints are always so much fun. Maison Louis Marie oils are always a best seller for us – we can’t keep #4 in stock.” – Hannah Factor and Zai Rajkotwala, Easy Tiger Goods

“Our best-selling items will probably continue to be the basics from all our designers, girls love premium sweatpants and tees! It’s great having a few options available from Baserange, Norse Projects or Wood Wood. Our favourite items from Wood Wood for SS16 are the Bess Blouse, the Willow Cornstalk sweater, the Desi tote bag, and the classic Manet sweater. We just can’t get enough of Wood Wood this season. Plus, the brilliant (and super practical) rain jackets from Rains will continue to sell out.” – Sophie Rees and Lucie Towndrow, Finch

“Typically our dresses sell the best in spring (somewhat a no-brainer). We went very hard on easy day dresses from brands like Carleen, CF. Goldman, Nomia, Silvae, and more.” – Ivan Gilkes, In Support Of

Issey Miyake Origami Bomber Jacket. The basic shape is getting a lot of play right now, but the treatment is so special while remaining easy to wear. It’s also unisex, and looks so great on guys as well. Simon Miller Denim. There’s a deep knowledge of denim and its history with this line. They concentrate on fit and silhouette rather than a bunch of trendy washes. The Bora is slightly belled, cropped style in a soft black.” – Diana Kim, Stand Up Comedy

Kowtow dresses because they’re so easy to wear and flatter many body types, Mr. Larkin culottes because they’ll be cute with sandals or sneakers, and everything by Black Crane because spring is when they really shine.” – Andi Bakos, West End Select Shop

12 things we loved from our Spring #BOUTIQUELOVE Tour

We’ve been on the road for our #BOUTIQUELOVE tour the past couple of weeks crossing North America to celebrate the launch of Spring 2015 collections. Tonight is the final stop so we wanted to share a few of our favorite things from each of the boutiques we’ve partied with. They each have their own amazing curation of brands and unique style, so obviously we had to shop along the way. Our first stop was In Support Of in New York City, a boutique that focuses on local designers doing it right in the city’s garment district. Like Nikki Chasin, an emerging designer we’re super excited about. She had her first pop-up at the party. Next we ate our way through Houston and celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Saint Cloud. They’re stocked with amazing accessories, home goods and loungewear made for the heat. Then we hopped on a plane to Portland where we partied with West End Select, a boutique renowned for the owner’s cool style, rad selection and Japanese imports. Tonight we’re in Vancouver with One of a Few. With their selection of Rachel Comey, Jesse Kamm, Creatures of Comfort and more, it’s easy to spend a looong time there. The best part about all of these boutiques? The people behind them are cool, kind, hilarious and seriously amazing in every way. Thanks to everyone who was a part of the tour!

If you didn’t get to party with us, make sure to check us out on Soundcloud where you can stream the soundtrack from each city!

Shop our picks below.