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Buckle up , trench coats lead six fall styles

Every spring, New York's Fashion Week lays out the trends we'll be seeing come fall. Some of those trends are slow to take effect. But others are so versatile or so original that we see them in stores as soon as the fall merchandise rolls out. We found six big trends in stores now. Here's a look at them, at three different price points.

TRENCH COATS

Runway look: Dress it up or dress it down, the classic-fit trench coat made a bold statement in the Oscar de la Renta collection.

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Belted dark beige — ($59.90) at H&M (hm.com for locations)

Belted black — ($225) at Banana Republic (bananarepublic.com)

Belted Fashionista animal print — ($374) at Just Chic, St. Louis (314-993-8875)

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EXOTIC HANDBAGS

Runway look: Baby Phat featured a lovely pink exotic handbag during Fashion Week.

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Botkier gray croc print handbag — ($39.99) at Target (target.com)

Snake print handbag — ($110) at Talbots (talbots.com)

Giraffe-print tote — ($198) at Banana Republic

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PEEP-TOE SHOE BOOT

Runway look: The peep-toe shoe boot featured a classic and chic style at the Jee Hyoung Jang show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Mossimo black patent — ($29.99) at Target

Rust suede — ($99.95) at Bakers (bakersshoes.com)

BCBG Max Azria black luna patent with gold buckles — ($250) at Saks Fifth Avenue (saks.com)

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TWEED

Runway look: Michael Kors offered an elegant and sophisticated look during his New York show featuring tweed and fur.

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Black, gray and silver metallic jacket — by Isabel ($89.99) at Stein Mart (steinmart.com)

Rust jacket — ($159) at J. Jill (jjill.com)

Badgley Mischka brown and cream jacket — ($568) at Mark Shale (markshale.com)

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RUFFLES

Runway look: Oscar de la Renta presented a stylish blouse adorned with ruffles.

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Red INC International Concepts blouse — ($39) at Macy's (macys.com)

Green blouse — ($54.50) at The Limited (thelimited.com for locations)

White blouse — ($68) at White House Black Market (whitehouseblackmarket.com)

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BELL SLEEVES

Runway look: Tuleh displayed a cardigan ensemble with bell sleeves.

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Tan shawl blanket — ($79) at Bebe (bebe.com)

Beige woven turtleneck — ($128) at Anthropologie (anthropologie.com)

Green cashmere blend sweater — ($150) at Mister Guy for Women, St. Louis (314-991-5262)

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