September 22, 2023

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As Vogue editors, we often wax poetic on the latest runway must-haves, but not every item we gush about on this website ultimately ends up in our closets and homes. Our discoveries are nice to behold—they’re lovely to look at and inspire fun conversation—however, of all the tempting things to buy, what did we actually end up purchasing? Each month we’ll highlight those special finds our editors welcomed into their lives—all the things that made us buyers rejoice.

Eliseé Browchuk, experiences production and marketing manager

I’ve been eyeing this knit Courrèges top all summer. With New York Fashion Week on the horizon, now felt like a good time to press purchase. I will also be sporting these crystal-embellished mesh ballet flats by Khaite, which add a whole new level of sparkle to comfort dressing.


Marcy crystal-embellished mesh ballet flats


logo-embroidered high-neck jumper

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Lilah Ramzi, commerce editor

We covered the very chic collaboration between Reformation and Laura Vassar (formerly of Brock Collection) earlier this summer but I only just now got my hands on the Derby Dress—buyer’s rejoice indeed! It’s made of a thick linen blend with ample volume and zero flimsiness. Plus, the fuller skirt gives the dress a polished, hourglass silhouette, yet the whole look is relaxed and unfussy. It’s a hard balance! Leave it to Vassar to achieve it.

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Julie Tong, commerce director

One of my favorite times of year is when the U.S. Open comes around in New York. During this year’s opening night matches, not only was I treated to a win by Coco Gauff and a surprise guest appearance by Michelle Obama, but I picked up a few ace-worthy mementos too.

Ralph Lauren

US Open striped ringer tee

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appliqué linen hemp cotton baseball cap

Willow Lindley, fashion market and collaborations director

I’ve already bought this Cos lightweight knit top in 4 colors and I plan to collect them all. It’s the perfect layering piece and has just a hint of sheerness when worn alone for an elevated T-shirt look.


crew-neck merino wool top

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long-sleeve fitted crewneck top

Sasha Pinto, experiences manager

As the summer began to set on August, I turned to SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker to keep the season alive with a pair of the Tartt mary-janes favored by Sarah Jessica herself. Selecting the Tartt Pierce style—a modern fairy tale of a pump in glossy white patent leather—its chunky heel effortlessly elevated my style while keeping my feet gloriously grounded. I also fell in love with Tory Burch’s jacquard-print dress with its kicky pleats and stylized polo top that ended up pairing perfectly with the cut-out pattern in my SJPs. Together, this fabulous duo became my love letter to August that promises to carry me through the golden days autumn and beyond.   

Tory Burch

Belted pleated jacquard-knit dress

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Carolina Herrera

belted polka dot shirt dress

Clarissa Schmidt, commerce producer

It feels like I’ve been on the go, go, go all summer, so I’m welcoming fall with open arms—I am eager to slow things down a bit. Ahead of September, I’m looking for cozy, everyday wear I can feel grounded in and no brand does it better than MoPQ, honestly. I love the rich chocolate hue on this crewneck, and its on-the-nose logo provides a little respite during the hustle and bustle of the city.

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wool and cashmere crewneck

Alexis Bennett, senior commerce writer

I’m excited to uplift my dark fall outfits with a bright pop of red. And these shoes instantly melted my slingback-loving heart when I first saw them. Imagine how magical they’ll make simple jeans and T-shirt-moment look or styling them with an oversized white shirtdress. I can’t wait!


leather heeled slingback shoe

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Venice leather slingback flats

Manolo Blahnik

Carolyne kitten-heel halter pumps

Kiana Murden, commerce writer

I’ve been on the hunt for a sleek everyday watch, and Fossil’s Raquel model ticks all my boxes. Petite, rectangle face, and gold links that feel comfortable on the wrist. It feels like a timeless addition to my bracelet stack. A great option for someone, like me, looking for an affordable timepiece to start their collection. Next, I’m absolutely obsessed with fancy flats—the metallic and embellished ones currently have my attention. Shopping the Mango rhinestone ballerinas before they inevitably sell out was a no-brainer.


Raquel stainless steel watch

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Kylee McGuigan, associate commerce producer

I can’t believe it took nearly all summer to find the perfect pair of strappy sandals. (But I’m so glad I finally did!) I’ve been using every excuse to wear this pair from Dolce Vita to work or out with friends—they’re comfortable, chic, and give me a little pep in my step.

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Taylor Lashley, social media manager

I’m always looking for ways to elevate my go-to outfit formulas and when it comes to going-out tops, this Tae Park piece did just that. It’s a highly versatile top that works perfectly with jeans if you’re going for a more casual look, but can also be worn with a skirt and heel of choice for formal occasions. My favorite part about this top is that it can be tied in a few different ways, making the styling possibilities endless.

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Veronica Beard

Arienne ruched stretch-cotton poplin halterneck top

Ciarra Lorren-Zatorski, associate fashion editor

As amazing as the experience is, globetrotting through Italy over the course of eight days is not for the faint of heart. From flights to trains and everything in between, myself, and my trusty sidekick, Calpak’s Amber luggage, were lucky enough to see the best of Milan, Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast this month. Having luggage that is lightweight, chic, and spacious (though dangerous for an over-packer like myself) with a hard outer shell made the hustle and bustle of traveling a breeze!

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Jill Weiskopf, vice president of communications

It’s taken me a while to find TRULY comfortable Mary Janes, but these are them—so soft and light, great with jeans, and I think I could go for a run in them (if I ever went for runs).


The Square Mary Jane flat

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Irene Kim, editorial and production coordinator, Vogue Runway

I broke my no-shopping challenge to buy this Damson Madder dress that I’ve had my eye on for a while. I’ve been obsessed with bows like every other Gen-Z’er and I’m so excited to style this dress this upcoming fall with some cute kitten heels! These DMY by DMY sunglasses have also been another favorite of mine this month. The shape is so flattering for all face shapes and all the cool fashion girls like Gigi and Kendall are wearing them!

Dmy By Dmy

Bibi black oval sunglasses

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Celine Eyewear

Triomphe oval acetate sunglasses

Lucy Dolan-Zalaznick, senior associate of creative development

I am a bonafide hot yoga fanatic which means that I need barely-there, breathable outfits to withstand the 100-degree heat that I subject myself to each week. So when I was given a gift card to Tracksmith I knew this matching set was perfect for a fall yoga wardrobe refresh. Not a matching-set person? Not to worry—these come in a multitude of colors. And try hot yoga sometimes if you’re not already obsessed! I’m a Core Power girl myself.

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Zenvy gentle support high-waist bike shorts

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Lilah Ramzi, commerce editor

For no reason, I never got on the Nap dress train but I recently scooped up a Nap skirt and I’m a convert. There’s a thick band of smocking at the waist, which allows for maximum comfort and the ability to make the skirt high or low-waist (it molds to your figure!). Plus, it’s made from a very crisp cotton and it’s lined for added polish. I own lots of black midiskirts but this is one I haven’t wanted to stop wearing this summer—to the beach, to the office, it’s very versatile, depending on what you couple it with. My colleague Madeline Fass has one in white that carried her through a recent European holiday. So consider this two Vogue editors with buyer’s rejoice!

Hill House Home The Delphine Nap skirt

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Anine Bing Bar silk skirt

Clarissa Schmidt, commerce producer

I was all about “high summer, high fashion” in July. Im obsessed with this beautifully embroidered dress by Farm Rio—The shade is the ultimate summer neutral that pairs with just about anything. I also saw this perfectly minimalist bag on The RealReal and couldn’t pass it up. I’ve been in dire need of a new work tote that comfortably fits my laptop and day-to-day essentials, and the shape is just right. You’ll find me carrying this to and from the office and beyond all throughout fall!

Aesther Ekme Sac leather shoulder bag

Farm Rio Sand Richelieu sleeveless midi dress

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Hannah Artwear Ari Aurora-print dress

Dôen Wendelin floral-print midi dress

Mai Morsch, editor

I recently bought this Staud shirtdress and have been using every excuse to wear it! It is the perfect balance of polished and effortless.

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Tory Burch poplin wrap shirtdress

Alexis Bennett, commerce writer

I finally got my hands on a coveted pair of mesh ballet flats by Alaïa, and I’ve never felt more like a shopping superhero. Of course, they’re now sold out, but there are so many equally as gorgeous fancy flats from the brand and other designers to shop.

Alaïa crinkled patent-leather ballet flats

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Reformation Bethany ballet flats

Cos leather Mary Jane flats

Julie Tong, commerce director

I bought this white denim skirt from Raey and it has been my ultimate summer wardrobe staple ever since. Style it with a tank, bodysuit, suit vest—you name it. Admittedly, I’ve worn this multiple times over the last few weeks to the office, to dinner, out to a birthday celebration, and more. It’s cool, comfortable, and under $300; it’s worth every cent.

Raey split-back organic cotton midi denim skirt

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Khaite Caroline panelled denim midiskirt

Arden Fanning, beauty editor at large

I accidentally left my Szade Sharp shades at the office for a single weekend and missed them so much that I’m buying another pair now, and I don’t feel guilty about having a backup because the frames are made from recycled materials and I wear them every single day. I’m channeling my years working at a nightclub (Sway Sundays forever!) for summer style and layering mesh pieces from my favorite Ukrainian brand, Zhilyova, with paper-thin rocker babe tees (this Zadig & Voltaire one is shockingly flattering) and, of course, sunglasses 24/7.

Zhilyova Icon gathered-tulle halterneck bra

Zadig & Voltaire Woop ZV Strass T-shirt

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Leset Margo cotton-jersey T-shirt

Skims soft smoothing T-shirt

Eliseé Browchuk, experiences production and marketing manager

The bad news is summer is halfway over. So, it’s time to wear out your nautical prints, bold colors, and raffia accessories. The good news is there are loads of summer sales to shop, and I found a few fabulous pieces like this hot-pink Loewe belt, Chloé bucket hat, and an A.P.C. striped cashmere sweater that will refresh my warm-weather wardrobe before autumn arrives. Sigh.

A.P.C. Phoebe cotton and cashmere sweater

Loewe Anagram leather belt

Chloé raffia-woven bucket hat

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Samantha Sussman, director of social media creative development and programming

If you’re still reading you need to stop now. Just click this link and don’t look back. I had been thinking about this dress for ages, and made the purchase when it went on sale. I tried it on and have not taken it off since. Most flattering dress ever!

Another Tomorrow seamed bodice dress

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Matteau square-neckline knitted-bodice dress

Aje Grace tiered maxi dress

Sasha Pinto, Vogue100 experiences manager

As summer reaches its zenith, I find myself drawn to pieces that blend style with comfort—plus, who can resist a little playful elegance? Enter Zankov’s joyful Aimé green dress: Crafted from a breezy cotton blend, it’s pure happiness to wear. And when paired with a sparkly Stella McCartney bag that I nabbed on sale in sunshiney yellow, it’s a look that transitions from halcyon afternoons to breezy dinners, offering the full sweep of summer in a single, striking look.

Zankov Aimé ribbed intarsia-knit cotton-blend midi dress

Stella McCartney Falabella mini embellished tote bag

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Prada Moon padded nappa-leather bag

Jacquemus Bambino Long Ficiu shoulder bag

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Chioma Nnadi, global network lead & U.S. editor,

I tend to wear a button-up shirt as a coverup when I go to the beach, so the idea of pinstripe shorts made from shirting appeals to me, like these by WNU x Collagerie. They go nicely with my Hunza G bikini. I’m a sucker for layering necklaces in the summer and these yellow-tinged pearls by Panconesi pair well with all my gold jewelry.

Hunza G Jean seersucker bandeau bikini

WNU x Collageri pinstripe short

Panconesi pearl Vacanza necklace

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Faithfull The Brand Marzia and Andrea bikini

Hunza G Coco seersucker triangle halterneck bikini

Irene Kim, production and editorial coordinator, Vogue Runway

My heels broke on my way from Brooklyn to my friend’s Manhattan apartment, and I had to quickly borrow a pair of shoes from her. I had never tried non-clothing pieces from Reformation before, but the shoes lived up to the same trusted quality you can get from their dresses and tops. So I decided to buy them for myself!

Reformation Mercy slingback heel

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Petra stretch-faille slingback pumps

Tory Burch slingback pointed-toe pumps

Mai Morsch, editor

I recently purchased two colors of the By Malene Birger “Derris” shirt because it’s just that good. I love the versatility of a button-up shirt, especially in the summer, and this one stays crisp all day. 

By Malene Birger Derris shirt

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The Row Petah stretch-silk shirt

The Frankie Shop Lui organic cotton-poplin shirt

Eliseé Browchuk, experiences production and marketing manager

It’s official, I’ve joined the ballet flats cult, and my feet couldn’t be happier. I’ve been traveling throughout Europe for the past few weeks, and this pair of Jimmy Choos continues to be my most comfortable and chic option. From Barcelona’s cobblestone streets to the sandy sidewalks in Mykonos, we’ve conquered it all. Two additional staples to my June wardrobe include a timeless Gucci sun hat and the most flattering long-sleeve tee by Cham Los Angeles for those chilly summer nights. 

Jimmy Choo Elisa embellished patent-trimmed leather Mary Jane flats

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Eugenia Kim Cassidy voile-trimmed straw hat

Clarissa Schmidt, commerce producer

I’m heading to Miami later this month, so I stocked up on a couple of summer-ready pieces that I can take from the beach to the city. The first to go in my suitcase will be these covetable Loewe sunnies and Diarrablu’s silk pants. Nothing says MIA like bold prints and statement-making shades!

Loewe Eyewear cat-eye tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses

Diarrablu Leer Suto print palazzo pants

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Loewe + Paula’s Ibiza Square-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses

Lexxola Jordy square-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

Joy Montgomery, senior commerce writer

I’ve been wanting to invest in a Courrèges piece for months now—specifically one of the brand’s rib-knit tops—however, they just continue to sell out on every platform. Thankfully, last month, my size came back in stock for a chic, dark red knitted tank, and I managed to snap it up. I’ve already worn it with everything from wide-leg jeans to floor-length skirts—it’s true love.

Courrèges appliquéd ribbed-knit tank

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Kylee McGuigan, associate commerce producer

I may be a bit late to the linen-pant trend, but I couldn’t resist (finally) getting myself a pair this month. They can be dressed up and down, worn to the office, or thrown on to run some errands around the city. I’ll definitely be buying them in other colors to make them a staple in my summer wardrobe rotation. 

H&M linen-blended pull-on pants

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Toteme linen-blend wide-leg pants

Faithfull The Brand Relais belted linen straight-leg pants

Jill Weiskopf, vice president of communications

Ahead of upcoming summer travel, I was on the hunt for a lightweight, over-the-shoulder carry-on, and finally found it in this dream Baggu bag. It is basically weightless and yet can fit a ton—perfect for an upcoming Vegas trip to see Usher in concert, for which I’ll also be wearing this Cos dress during the (very hot) days.

Cos contrast-panel mini dress

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Métier Private Eye slim tote

Concetta Ciarlo, associate manager of events

Two trends I’m obsessed with are cowboy boots and all things metallic. Admittedly, both style staples have always been favorites of mine, but luckily, now it’s a popular opinion! While hunting for a unique pair that could carry me through daily wear and outdoor music festival season, these cowboy boots from AllSaints caught my eye instantly.

Allsaints Kacey metallic leather cowboy boots

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Ganni two-tone leather boots

Jeffrey Campbell Dagget boots

Molly Barstein, associate manager, audience development

Walking home the other day, I noticed that With Jéan opened a pop-up store on my block. I had to go in (more than once, might I add) and purchase some new summer pieces. This top caught my eye as soon as I entered. The cut is so flattering, and the material is so soft. It also really served its purpose on the Fourth of July. 

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Miaou Cleo pleated wool corset top

Pleats Please Issey Miyake 3 pleated top