These Timeless and Trendy Fall Arrivals Have Editors in a Shopping Frenzy

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(Image credit: Original Illustration by Ally Quirk)

With all this talk about fall fashion, my patience is seriously being tested. I'll jump at any chance to wear new-season knits outside of my air-conditioned apartment, and with this week's forecast, it looks like we're almost there. To fully prepare, I've tapped our in-house experts, Bobby Schuessler, Eliza Huber, Anneliese Dominguez, and Ana Escalante, to share just five things they're looking to shop this season from Bloomingdale's. This iconic retailer has been an editor destination for decades, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its signature Big Brown Bag, I'm taking a peek at what's inside my colleagues'. To nobody's surprise, everyone seems to be on the same page about what's important for the season ahead. Simple and cozy is the name of the game this year, with neutral color palettes, warm layers, and pops of fun trends in the mix. (Check out the red Coach shoulder bag below.) Curious to see what our editors are prioritizing? Keep scrolling to shop what's in their Big Brown Bags for fall.


(Image credit: @bobbyschuessler; Original Illustration by Ally Quirk)

"Simplicity is the name of my style game. I prefer items that are easy yet chic and can be mixed and matched with a variety of items in my wardrobe. Basically, versatility is key. It's the elevated basics and updated classics like longline coats and relaxed knits that I'm leaning toward this fall. Luckily, Bloomingdale's consistently stocks a range of these polished pieces that have the power to become true closet staples." — Bobby Schuessler, market director


(Image credit: @elizagracehuber; Original Illustration by Ally Quirk)

"I have pretty classic style, but I always like to add in an interesting element to every outfit to make it feel special (e.g. a simple pointed-toe black mule with a gold sculptural heel). I've been dangerously into all brown suede pieces from bags to outerwear, so I'm giddy to start incorporating those into my wardrobe for fall, starting with a gorgeous Theory trench in a super-rich mocha shade. I found all of the above along with the perfect watch to wear every day, a retro-style Tory Burch pocketbook, and more fall basics at Bloomingdale's." — Eliza Huber, fashion editor


(Image credit: @annadzhenderson; Original Illustration by Ally Quirk)

"When it comes to my fall style, I'm sticking to 'less is more.' I don't want to keep adding pieces to my wardrobe that I know I'll never wear again. Instead, I'm sticking to high-quality, versatile pieces that I can keep for many seasons and wear with multiple items. Bloomingdale's is a gold mine of these staples. The retailer carries all of the best fashion person–approved brands that stand the test of time. I'm all about neutrals because they're so easy to wear, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a few pops of red floating around in there. It is the color of the season!" — Anneliese Dominguez, senior editor


(Image credit: @balencianas; Original Illustration by Ally Quirk)

"Although my style often changes from season to season, my fall fashion has a common thread weaving throughout: functionality. I usually gravitate toward cozy, oversize silhouettes and classically tailored items I know I'll look good in and want to wear time and time again. To me, there's nothing easier or chicer than a simple sweater-and-jeans combination with autumn-themed accessories such as suede handbags and sherpa-lined jackets. Browsing through Bloomingdale's vast selection of fall-appropriate must-haves feels like running around a candy store of sartorial goodness, and I can't wait to devour it when the chilly air kicks in." — Ana Escalante, associate editor

Natalie Gray Herder
Editor, Branded Content

Natalie Gray Herder is an Editor on the branded content team at Who What Wear. Originally from Los Angeles, Natalie decided to make the move to NYC after graduating from Loyola Marymount University in 2019. She is an avid researcher, reader, and explorer in and out of the office. She is inspired by the street style of her fellow New Yorkers and her laid-back roots in California.