Arnotts really surpass their previous season’s high standards for Autumn Winter 2012. Carrying on with some existing collections which proved popular in Spring Summer 2012 such as diffusion lines from Moschino and Badgely Mishka, new additions to the womenswear floor like M Missoni and Eryn Brynie, Winter promises to be elegant but edgy. The stories are feminine, Lady of the Manor and decadence being my favourite, emphasising the female form in dresses, short jackets and shorter hemlines. One very strong point for the Dublin department store, is its accessories and shoes. Coach and Longchamp bags will have a great season, experimenting with texture and new shapes. While over in the shoe department, the stud effect is the hot trend with collections from Sam Edelman and Jeffry Campbell. Every shoe lovers heaven! Metallics and embellishment are mega trends (no surprises there) from Twenty8Twelve and Gestuz and of course, faux fur is still your friend to add to any outfit for that extra bit of wow.