Retail Report: Top Early Sellers for Spring 2012

Floral prints and shopping totes seem to be strong retail performers at some of the city's top boutiques thus far this season.

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Cynthia Rowley/Rag & Bone/Bird
Floral prints and shopping totes seem to be strong retail performers at some of the city's top boutiques thus far this season.
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Rag & Bone
Any doubt that spring was on its way has been pretty much wiped away by this week's balmy 60-degree weather, bringing with it swarms of feverish warm-weather shoppers. We checked in with our favorite boutiques to see what's flying out the door as the temperature continues to rise. "‘The essential item no closet should be without is the Hart Top in 'bluebird,'" says Rag & Bone area manager, Danielle Kern. "This lightweight knit can seamlessly be layered under or over and is the obvious choice for spring and summer." $275 at Rag & Bone.
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Maryam Nassir Zadeh
LES shopping destination, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, keeps their racks stocked with unusual wares and high-fashion finds. "We have been selling the sandals that Maryam and [her husband] Uday designed together in Mexico," says assistant buyer Sonia Stagg. "They come in lots of colors and are available in men's sizing. We already had to re-order and it's not even spring yet!" $130 - $200 at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
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OAK
At OAK, "polka-dotted anything is flying out the door," says brand rep Alicia Hogan. Their top spring pick: a dapper square-dot shirt by Band of Outsiders. $310 at OAK locations.
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Baggu
Albertine owner Kyung Lee can barely keep these easy leather Baggu totes in stock. "It's the perfect thing to bring to the market, and the leather quality is just so insane," she exclaims. "Girls are definately ready for spring!" $120 at Albertine.
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Assembly
Similarly, Greg Armas -- owner and buyer for indie shopping mecca, Assembly -- has noticed their in-house leather satchels are big performers this spring. "The leather utility bags are our most popular year-round solution for him and her." $584 at Assembly.
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ShopBird.com
At Bird, the unseasonably warm weather inspired "a flurry of purchases of light silk or cotton floral prints in the form of tops, bottoms and dresses," says store rep Joanna Drescher. "We've done particularly well with the Etoile print florals in pink, white, and black at all our stores." At Bird locations.
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Cynthia Rowley
At Cynthia Rowley's sunny West Village boutique, shoppers are "loving the Spring floral prints, like those on our floral tuxedo jacket, floral tank dress, and hour glass molded dress," a store manager told us. Floral tank dress, $395 at Cynthai Rowley.
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