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Roopal Patel

September is officially here and while many are mourning the last bit of summer, the fashion world has eagerly shifted gears in anticipation for the season’s long-awaited fall fervor. With the shows in full swing, we’ve tapped Saks Fifth Avenue’s SVP, Fashion Director and trend forecasting expert, Roopal Patel, for a few inside tips on navigating Fashion Week like a pro. Keep scrolling for her insider tips to survive the month-long fête.

On an ideal Sunday…

You always start the day with…

A cup of hot water and lemon. Morning meditation for ten minutes. Reading the NY Times at my leisure.

You’re most likely wearing?

Jeans.

Your afternoons consist of…

Brunch with friends. Meditation class at Golden Bridge or late afternoon yoga at Yoga Vida.


Favorite way to relax is?

Surfing.

Cook or takeout?

Cooking at home. It is one of my favorites things to do.

In your spare time…

City or beach?

Beach.

Where can we find you vacationing abroad?

Costa Rica, Capri, Biarritz.

In the United States?

Los Angeles.

Instagram Stories or Snapchat?

Instagram Stories.

The last thing you Googled was?

Saks. We just opened our Saks downtown store, and I am excited to read about all of the buzz.

Your favorite place to go for inspiration is…

I love looking at art, but also just strolling the streets of a beautiful city.

During Fashion Week…

Subway or taxi?

Both. Whatever gets me there faster.

Paris or Milan?

Paris!

The accessory you cannot live without?

My Gucci slip-on’s.

Most important item in your bag is?

My lucky stone.

Words of wisdom you swear by?

Enjoy the moment!

In your career…

Moment you’ll never forget?

When they offered me the SVP, Fashion Director role at Saks.

Best part about doing your job?

I get to see all of this beautiful fashion every day.

Your mentor(s)?

Robert Burke and Linda Fargo during my time at Bergdorf Goodman.

Greatest piece of advice given?

Go with your gut and stay true to your vision.

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