What the Buyers Are Buying from the Spring 2022 Runways

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Fashion retailers are betting on bold going-out clothes and 2000s trends.

Spring 2022 fashion month marked something of a return to "normalcy" — and that doesn't only reference the return of travel and in-person runway shows, but also to the clothes themselves. After a few seasons of designers trying to transition into loungewear, unsure of what the coming months would bring, they dove headfirst into clothes meant for dressing up and going out. And buyers are very much on board.

As we do every season, we asked buyers and fashion directors from top retailers to tell us what they're most excited to stock for the upcoming season, and many of them mentioned a return to bold going-out clothes with bright colors, sparkly sequins or dramatic trains. The other dominating trend won't surprise anyone who's been paying attention to the latest designer collections: the late '90s and early 2000s, i.e. low waists, miniskirts and logomania.

Read on to see what designer looks buyers from Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, T.A. and McMullen are buying for spring.

Lisa Aiken, SVP, Fashion and Lifestyle Director at Neiman Marcus

<p><strong>Saint Laurent:</strong> "We love to see the return to tailoring and that strong-shouldered blazer after so many months of being at home and casual. And the high-waisted flare jean: This perfectly tailored pair is lengthening and very flattering. Just add platforms. Full stop."</p><p>Photo: Imaxtree</p>

Saint Laurent: "We love to see the return to tailoring and that strong-shouldered blazer after so many months of being at home and casual. And the high-waisted flare jean: This perfectly tailored pair is lengthening and very flattering. Just add platforms. Full stop."

Photo: Imaxtree

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Telsha Anderson, Owner and Buyer at T.A.

<p><strong>Peter Do:</strong> "Who doesn't love Peter Do? As a sartorial lover, I will 100% be adding this to my personal closet when the time comes."</p>

Peter Do: "Who doesn't love Peter Do? As a sartorial lover, I will 100% be adding this to my personal closet when the time comes."

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Jared Morrison, Buyer, Designer Ready-to-Wear and Kids at Nordstrom

<p><strong>Balmain:</strong> "The blazer makes a comeback both for work and play. Balmain's blazer bodysuit is cut to perfection to show off powerful feminine curves."</p><p>Photo: Imaxtree</p>

Balmain: "The blazer makes a comeback both for work and play. Balmain's blazer bodysuit is cut to perfection to show off powerful feminine curves."

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Sherri McMullen, Owner and Buyer, McMullen

<p><strong>Peter Do:</strong> "His runway show was highly anticipated, and it did not disappoint. The return to suits... This is such a powerful three-piece suit. An overcoat with matching jacket and trousers with boots to match is the perfect monochromatic look for the days when you want a sleek look for the office that can go into the evening."</p><p>Photo: Imaxtree</p>

Peter Do: "His runway show was highly anticipated, and it did not disappoint. The return to suits... This is such a powerful three-piece suit. An overcoat with matching jacket and trousers with boots to match is the perfect monochromatic look for the days when you want a sleek look for the office that can go into the evening."

Photo: Imaxtree

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