I'm a Fashion CEO—These Fall Items Are Trending the Most Right Now

I'm a Fashion CEO—These Fall Items Are Trending the Most Right Now


Christian Vierig/Getty Images; Pictured: Miu Miu Ballet Flats ($630)

The fall collections continue to trickle onto the sites of our favorite retailers, and we've been covering the latest in fall fashion over the last few weeks to help you navigate all of the newnesses. Well, if you're still looking for further shopping inspiration, there's more for you below. Specifically, Diego Abba, the CEO of Italist, provided expert intel on what's trending most right now from his perspective at the helm of the luxury retailer.

Italist offers designer pieces at the local Italian price. So essentially, you can score current-season collections at up to 50% off (the sale right now is amazing) and past-season collections at up to 75% off, plus free, fast shipping. So if you're interested in investing in a designer item this fall, the popular fall items below could be particularly noteworthy.

Keep scrolling to check out what to buy for fall, based on what Abba and customers are already loving this season.

Ballet Flats

"Ballet flats are back, spotted outside fashion-week events from Copenhagen to New York, on TikTok under the tag #balletcore, and trending right now on Italist. Sales for Miu Miu shoes are up 200% from the beginning of this year."

"Old Money" Items

"Speaking of TikTok trends, we've also seen an uptick in brands that correspond to #oldmoneystyle—which has even more views than #balletcore—names like Max Mara, Missoni, and Brunello Cucinelli. In other words, [they're] brands you can invest in, and rest assured, they will be wearable several years down the line.

"Max Mara's coats sell very well on Italist every year around this time for two reasons: because the iconic outerwear styles from the Italian label are timeless, in the best neutral colors and broadly flattering cuts … and because we have the best pricing! Even before markdowns, Max Mara outerwear is, on average, 53% cheaper on Italist." 

Knit Logomania

"Everyone will be wearing their favorite labels on their chest this fall—that is, integrated into the pattern on their coziest second layer. Go big or go home!"

Cowboy Boots

"Live your ultimate frontier fantasy in fall's best Western-style boots, which have a low heel, so they're comfortable to wear day or night. Isabel Marant and Paris Texas are the trending labels du jour, with endless options for color, material, and overall height."

Sculptural Bags

"Since your statement logo may have moved to another part of your outfit, why shouldn't your arm candy be a piece of wearable art? Enter: Jacquemus. The label's Le Chiquito bags have been popular for a few years now, with no signs of slowing momentum. They're just too fun to look at and carry.

"We also like Boyy's simple but exaggerated bags—the oversize square buckle is a brand signature—and the draped, glittering evening bags from Benedetta Bruzziches, which go well with your new disco heels and a fun dress."

Disco Footwear

"Barely-there strappy sandals, especially with sparkling details like Swarovski rhinestones, are a must-have for evenings this fall. René Caovilla's serpentine ankle-wrapped sandals are anything but subtle.

"Sky-high platform sandals have a similar wow factor. This season, the tallest ones are from Versace and Stuart Weitzman. Just be sure your ankles can walk in such towering shoes!"