Every season, a fresh crop of rookies hits the “New Arrivals” section of our go-to shopping destinations, and with so much promising product at play, it’s hard to know what to root for. For our new series The Touch Down, we consult the people in charge of the draft — the buyers and fashion directors at our readers’ favorite shops — to find out their best bets for the season’s MVPs (most valuable products).

When it comes to the traditional store layout, the area that brings us the purest excitement (aside from the sale page!) is that fresh-as-a-daisy “New Arrivals” section — and right now might be the best times of the year to mine this section for fresh talent. As a season of awakening and rebirth, spring has made our favorite shops come alive with optimistic separates in lightweight fabrications and fun-loving accessories, and we’re gearing up for an epic warm-weather shopping scrimmage.

To help us navigate all of the freshly delivered goodness, we turned to the people who are responsible for it: the fashion directors who scout the marketplace all year long for the best of the season — veteran shoppers have spent their careers painstakingly analyzing products’ performance. We knew they’d have expert insight on where to allocate our dollars, so we asked them to help suss out the serious gems from all the shiny things. Click through to see the most exciting picks from what’s just touched down, selected by the professionals who know the rules of play.

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