Lucky's September Issue

SMART SHOPPING SOURCEBOOK Beginning on page 121, find all of Lucky's best tips and tricks to staying stylish and on budget. Plus, 22 expert strategies on how to get more for your money when you're shopping in stores or online.

FALL's MOST VERSATILE PIECES On page 266, Lucky boils down the latest trends into four gorgeous, multitasking items to add to your wardrobe this season. With just a few styling tricks, these pieces can take you effortlessly from work to the weekend to a night out:

  • Military jacket
  • Pleated pants
  • Leopard-print blouse
  • Classic kilt

ON OUR COVER Mandy Moore is a total pro when it comes to Lucky covers: "It's my fourth time doing this and I've learned to expect two things: It'll be easy and really, really fun," said the 25-year-old singer/songwriter/actress, who arrived at our L.A. shoot in a low-key outfit of Current/Elliott jeans, a gray tee, and Loeffler Randall flats. True to her laid-back aesthetic, the newly married Moore (her spouse is alt-country rocker Ryan Adams) gravitated towards quietly chic pieces as she dug into our clothing racks and trays of jewelry. "I'm really into simple things I can grab and wear every day," she said. "I get bored with anything too statement-y." To see all of her closet essentials, check out page 196.

SHOE GUIDE Immerse yourself in 11 pages and more than 80 pairs of the most of-the-moment footwear in our biannual shoe guide, starting on page 235. All of the key must-have styles are here:

  • Platform pumps
  • Foldover boots
  • Lace-up ankle boots
  • Jeweled flats
  • Knee-high boots
  • T-strap sandals

Then, get shopping for your favorites right away at or with our iPhone™ app—you'll be entered to win one of three shopping sprees worth $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000!

BEST NEW DESIGNERS Lucky is giving you a first look at the five up-and-comers everyone will be talking about this season. On page 174, get an inside peek at their collections—influenced by everything from traditional menswear to 80's rock.

LOVE YOUR HAIR Are you after sleekness and shine, volume (without flyaways or stickiness), the look of just-colored hair, or waves—with no frizz? Whatever your hair wish, Lucky's beauty editors show you precisely how to get it, including a product-by-product guide on page 224.

TOP 100 BOUTIQUES IN NYC From a Brooklyn boutique stocked with finds under $100 to a Manhattan store full of brilliant Parisian fashion picks, we narrow down the dizzying array of NYC stores to 100 can't-miss spots starting on page 289. Plus, head to for the top budget-friendly outlets, perfect one-day shopping itineraries, and the greatest shopping blocks in the city.