Forget denim, corduroy, and lace—this fall, the fabric you need is velvet. Designers like Miu Miu and Erdem have come down with a serious velvet crush, and we can totally see why. We, too, have fallen—hard—for this soft, supple material that's perfect for showing off your style stripes and helping you transition summer staples into a fall-ready wardrobe. We’re certainly not talking ill-fitting Renaissance Faire capes and schmatas—oh no, this season it’s all about sophisticated silhouettes and sharp tailoring so your velvet pieces will really elevate your fall look. From blazers to sexy shoes to the ultimate velvet sheath-dress to take you from work to weekend play, the best velvet essentials are right here. So, get ready to fall in love.
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Alexander Wang Brushed Velvet Jacket, $695, available at Net-A-Porter.com
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Juicy Couture Rosa Velvet Heels, $225, available at Juicy Couture, 456 North Rodeo Drive (at Santa Monica Boulevard); 310-550-0736.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Sphinx Dress, $528, available at Nordstroms, 220 Broadway Street (at Third Street Promenade); 310-752-2701.
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Neiman Marcus Velvet Burnout Jacket, $225, available at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Roxbury Drive); 310-550-5900.
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Steven Alan Cynthia Velvet Dress, $385, available at Net-A-Porter.com and Steven Alan, 1601 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (at Milwood Avenue); 310-452-3413.
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Theory Weiba Coat, $675, available at Theory, 8428 Melrose Avenue (at North Croft Avenue); 323-782-0163.
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Vena Cava Phair Dress, $595, available at Bloomingdale’s, 395 Santa Monica Boulevard (at 4th Street); 310-394-1049.
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Tory Burch Carsonie Sandal, $495, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (at Peck Drive); 310) 275-4211.
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Alice + Olivia Autumn Velvet Print Dress, $396, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (at Peck Drive); 310) 275-4211.
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Charlotte Olympia Velvet Cat Flats, $660, available at Nordstroms, 189 The Grove Drive (at West 3rd Street); 323-930-2230.