Santa Clarita Living Magazine asked Bridgette & Gabe DeGomez at Runway Fashion Exchange what’s trending in back-to-school and fall shopping…
On Back-to-School Shoppers: Students didn’t vary much from wanting the basic clothing items, like shirts, jeans and tank tops. High waist shorts, flowy, sheer fabric tops, bandeau tanks and name brand jeans – Hollister, Abercrombie, Miss Me – were popular items purchased during back to school shopping. Skull and cross tanks have been pretty popular, as well as other clothing items with skull or cross embellishments
On Accessories: Jewelry that moves through the store is name brand, such as Juicy Couture bracelets. More simple items and items with crosses are becoming more popular. Large shoulder or tote bags are more popular than smaller handbags right now. Crossbody purses are also a popular trend with teens.
On Latest Looks: We have a wide variety of customers, so it is difficult to pinpoint a specific look. A lot of teen/young adult customers have a hipster
look – high waist shorts, flowy shirts, loose tank tops. Mint and coral are still popular colors, as well as neutral colors, like gray, tan, black and white. Sheer fabrics and loose fitting tees are also popular. Straight leg, boot cut and skinny jeans are the style of pants people are looking for. Flared pant legs seem to be out of the current trend.
On the Guys: Popular items for guys are T-shirts, jeans and shorts. Diamond is the most popular brand among guys, which we don’t get in too often, but when we do the item is purchased within a couple days.
On What They’re Buying: What we are looking for are items that are seasonal. So, right now we are wanting trendy, casual, summer/fall items that are in ready-to-wear condition. We are now taking in light fall items, which include long-sleeved shirts, jeans and light jackets.
Runway Fashion Exchange is a clothing store where customers can bring in trendy, vintage clothing that is in good condition. The staff buys pieces for their racks so shoppers can have the latest trends with re-sale prices. “We have a wide variety of clothing/shoe items – people are able to come in and pick out things that fit their own style,” says Bridgette. “We take in items that cater more towards a teen/young adult look, but have women and men between the ages of 13 and 50 that shop in the store.”
Runway Fashion Exchange is located at 24135 Magic Mountain Pkwy in Valencia. Find them on Facebook or call (661) 254-7999.