This is the last selection of top picks for the year. For the most part, 2022 showcased fabulous retail collections in the US. Stocks were varied and sufficient. Most retailers are sourcing more sustainably and ethically, which is reassuring. My own shopping, most of it done online, was successful. I found the items I wanted at good prices, along with some wild cards and extra items. So far, I’m happy with the quality of the items I purchased. My clients are mostly satisfied with their wardrobe additions too.

1. Boden Winners

Here are some Boden items that have been winners for clients and friends. Some earned a place in my own wardrobe. Some items go on flash sale, so watch out for that.

The Drawn Wool Coat has a more architectural and oversized vibe to it in person and looks like a COS coat. It can also work sized down. The antique shade of pink is GORGEOUS, and so is the sea blue (softer than cobalt). The Crombie coat is offered in a chic and classic black and oatmeal herringbone.

The dresses and skirts feel substantial, with plenty of length. The velvet tops are festive and adequately covered for warmth. The high-necked sweaters are deliberately oversized, and more so in person than on the model. They worked best on Team Tall. Personally, I’ve done extremely well with Boden’s puffy sleeve knitwear.

2. Nordstrom Sale

These Nordstrom items are worth another look now that they’ve been discounted. Be sure to browse all the colour options.

You can see the pictures alongside the items on the collection page.