The 29 Most-Wanted Designer Buys of Spring 2024, Period (2024)

By Anna LaPlaca

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Rejoice: Thespring 2024 collectionsare beginning to land in stores, and there's so much to discuss. Now that the spring looksare making their way into our carts and even onto the street, it's time toreport onwhat is actually resonating in the wild because, let's face it, not everything we loved on the runway will translate into apractical item worthy of our (already-maxed-out) closets.

We may have dissected the runways months ago, but nowwe'reactually observing which items are becoming popular and buzzy IRL, and we're pleased to say that there are a number ofpieces that have managed to break through as *the* ones to know. Whether it'sthe pretty satin mules from Prada's spring runway, the High Sport kick-flare pants thatare the talk of every fashion Substack,or the new Bottega Veneta bag that celebrities are already carrying, themost-buzzed-about luxury itemsareset to define spring, if not 2024 as a whole.

Here,we've put together our master list of the29 pieces that are making their mark on style right now. These are unquestionably the items that have everyone talking.

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Prada

Satin Mules

New season, new must-have Prada shoes. The satin mules that were featured on theS/S24 runway havejust now hit stores, and they're already the talk of the town with their square toe and beautiful satin finish. While they come in black and brown, it's Prada's signature lime green that makes the most impact.

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Bottega Veneta

Hop Large Intrecciato-Suede Shoulder Bag

Bottega Veneta's newest bag, the Hop, is already on the arms of the A-list. Kylie Jennerbrought hersto Paris for Couture Week, and Margot Robbie is also a fan. The large hobo-style shoulder bagis marked by dramatic pointed edges that give it a unique shape. Bottega has mastered the artcreating handbags that are both beautiful andpractical, and the Hop isthe latest example of such skill.

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High Sport

Long Kick Stretch-Cotton Flared Pants

There's a singular item that's serving as the subject of every fashion Substack, Slack message, and personal recommendation in media right now, and it's the kick-flare trousers from High Sport. With an endless array of black trousers on the market, what makesthese special, according to those who own a pair, is their sculpting fitthat appearstailored but feels as comfortable as leggings.

Adidas x Wales Bonner

Pony Samba Sneaker

The impact that Adidas and Wales Bonner have had can't be understated. The duo have been behind the buzziest sneakers all year, and their latest launch, a pair of Sambas in a leopard-print pony-hair finish, has everyone scrolling on StockX and GOAT to score a pair.

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By Malene Birger

Paneled Eco-Fur Coat

I spotted Who What Wear's associate director, Kristen, wearing this gorgeous coat in the office just last week and assumed it was a rare vintage find. The caramel hue and dainty ties make it feel so special in a sea of mob wife–informed outerwear.

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Saint Laurent

Patent Leather Belt in Black

I've already waxed poetic about this belt too many times to count, but its minimal-logo hardware and glossy finish continue to resonate with the fashion set.

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Alaïa

Le Teckel Small Leather Shoulder Bag

We're already calling 2024 the era of elegance, and Alaïa'slatest bag is the epitome of this new chapter in style. CalledLe Teckel, which means "dachshund" in French,it features an elongated shape and double tophandles for a silhouette that's reminiscent of 1950s style.

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Liberowe

+ Net Sustain duch*esse Silk-Satin Peplum Jacket

Heavy satin is already shaping up to be a major 2024 trend. We've been reporting onsatin skirtsandsatin shoes, but satinjackets are arguablywhere the prettymaterial hits its peak. The sumptuous fabric is perfect in this peplum-hem jacket from rising UK-based label Liberowe.

Tory Burch

Cut-Out Kitten-Heel Pump

While the Tory Burch pierced heels are the subject of much chatter, it'sthese just-launched kitten heels that I'm predicting will be the next It buy from the brand. They feature an offbeatcutout at the toe that would be so fun to style with colored socks or tights.

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The Row

Eglitta Straight-Leg Corduroy Pants

If you're beginning to tire of your blue jeans,there's never been a better time to swap them for some cords—brandshave started releasingcorduroy versions of their most popular jean silhouettes, most notably The Row andits viral Eglitta Jeans. This particular pair is littering my social feeds right now.

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Phoebe PhiloLeather Trench Coat(price on request)

Phoebe Philois designing some of the most coveted items right now, like this leather trench with a matching scarf that can (and frankly, should) be styled as a cape. Kendall Jenner wore a similar but now-sold-out jacket from the brand, and that alone essentially means that capes are so back.

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Bottega Veneta

Aviator-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

Acetate aviators are set to the be the It sunglasses of the year if Bottega Veneta has anything to say about it.Its curved-frame pair in classic tortoiseshell feelslike a nod to vintage styles from the '70s.

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The Row

Idaho Leather Bag

On the heels of the Margaux bag's rise to stardom comes an even newer handbag from The Row that I'm starting to hear chatter about among fashion people.Meet the Idaho, an east-west shopper with an artfultrapezoid silhouettethat, like many items from the brand, is very "if you know, you know."

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Agolde

+ Net Sustain 90's Pinch Waist Long High-Rise Straight-Leg Organic Jeans

This just in: Agolde's best-selling '90s Pinch Waist jeans now come in a long version with an extended hemline that's ideal for taller figures or anyone who's seeking a puddle-ankle effect.

Tory Burch has done it again. This top, worn in black by Emily Ratajkowski on theF/W23 runway,beautifully rebuildstraditional lingerie motifswithan undone attitude.

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Christopher Esber

Minette Crystal Flats

Love them or hate them, Christopher Esber's glove-likemesh flats are the subject of a lot of internet chatter these days. They're weird, but I love them.

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Khaite

Lucca Suede Belt

It's not hard to see that belts have taken a prized spot in the wardrobes of fashion people this season, as designers have elevated the once-boring item to new levels of cool. One such example is Khaite's Lucca belt, which features an exaggerated buckle that makes such a cool statement.

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Ferragamo

Bri Patent-Leather Knee Boots

Everything Ferragamo is doing right now is so good. While I have plenty of its new-season shoes and bags on my wish list, it's these boots coated inglossy patentleather fromthe S/S 24collection that I can't stop drooling over.

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Christopher Esber

Vivenda Draped Cut-Out Dress

Christopher Esber has always had a way of making dresses that are sexybut appearas though not even a sliver of effort was made.If you follow fashion sourcer Gab Waller, you know that theVivenda dress is near impossible to track down at this point—that's how beloved it has become.

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Ferragamo

Hug Large Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag

Namedthe Hug because of theembracing effect of itsshape, the bag isa modern-day homage toa classic satchel bag and is the first handbag Creative Director Maximilian Davis designed for Ferragamo, so it's both a nod to the past and a marker of the future.

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Fforme

+ Net Sustain Bensi Wool Coat

Paul Helbers,formerly at TheRow,isthe creative director behind emerging luxury label Fforme, anditsminimalsilhouettes and serene color palettesare simply irresistible, like this collarless coatthat's effortless yet elegant.

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Tibi

Long Leather Gloves

With all things elegant and refined coming into focus this season, it should come as no surprise that long leather gloves are again back on the menu.If I were you, I'd usethem toscrunch up the sleeves of a wool coat. Just saying.

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Proenza Schouler

Tauba Fringed MacRam Maxi Dress

This macramé fringe dress debuted on Proenza Schouler's S/S 24 runway, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. The style’s swishy fringes are designed to emphasize movement, and a knitted jersey slipoffersa range of creative ways to wear it.

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Breitling x Victoria Beckham

Chronomat Automatic 36

When we learned that storied watchmaker Breitlingwas teaming up with Victoria Beckham to launch a limited-edition watch, we were all ears. The Chronomat Automatic 36 is a harmonious blend of feminine influences from the fashion designer and the masculine influences ofBreitling's timepieces.

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Maison Margiela

Midi Skirt

I'm suddenly on the hunt for a sheer skirt to re-create the vibe of the spring runways, andthis semi-sheer Margiela styleis at the top of the list.

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Ducie

Rochelle Shearling Coat

Social media is overflowing with shearling and fur outerwear right now, but no piece ishaving quite the impactas the coats from London-based Ducie. Withits shaggy retro-feeling texture and high neck,theRochelle coat hasmade its way to the top of our editors' wish lists.

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Le Monde Beryl

Luna Leather-Trimmed Mesh Ballet Flats

Mesh flats aren't going anywhere this season. While the designer pairs continue to shine, insiders are turning their attention to French brand Le Monde Beryl, whose mesh ballerinas and Mary Janesare handcraftedfor the same premium qualityyou'd get by spending double. This burgundy pair with a pointed toeis especially forward.

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&Daughter

+ Net Sustain Glenn Wool Turtleneck Sweater

I keep hearing the best things about the knits from &Daughter.I'm shocked this scarlet-red turtleneck hasn't already sold out given the huge popularity ofred knits right now.

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Ben-Amun

Cornlian Donut Leather Necklace

Everywhere I look, fashion people are swapping their gold chain necklaces for corded styles that feel a tad quirky but still quite elevated, like this Cornlian pendant from NY fave Ben-Amun.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.

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