Summer may still be going full swing, but not in the world of fashion. Stores are getting a taste of the future as the cool-weather, long-ago-ordered merchandise for fall begins to arrive. Sundresses, shorts and bathing suits are relegated to the sale rack, while sweaters, suede and sumptuous silks occupy the coveted front-of-store position. Shoppers are itching to know what they’ll be wearing at the first sign of a cool day. Here’s a look at some of the gorgeous pieces our local stores are carrying. New merchandise is flowing in daily, so shop early, and shop often!


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