Most Wanted: Spring 2012's Must-Have Items
Hunted down furiously once they hit stores, every season has its must-have pieces that quickly sell out. For Fall 2011, it was the panther-festooned sweatshirts and skirts from Givenchy and glitter booties from Miu Miu (heard on Twitter re: the latter: "Did you find them in Tokyo?!"). We've rounded up Spring 2012's inevitable hits so that you can map out your attack plan before it's too late.
Shoes and bags are always at the top of our list because their price-per-wear makes them almost reasonable. These platforms from YSL have just enough luxe detailing (gold and wood grain? yes, please) to have us drooling.
Proenza Schouler's latest addition to the PS empire is fashioned after an old-school camera bag—a nod to the popularity of street-style photographers, perhaps? Updated with bright colors and a plastic link chain, this will be a classic.
Marni accessories always make for a strong showing. The jewelry, often bright and cartoonish, is the first thing to sell out on flash sale sites. Their bags and shoes are just as popular and this woven leather number is going to go fast.
Pailettes are the new sequins. Larger, flashier and a little more sophisticated, one piece will make your look pop. Grab a piece from Marc Jacobs' spring collection.
Lanvin jewelry has been a must-have since Alber Elbaz took the reins of the storied house in 2001. For spring, he added sparkly serpents to some of his looks. Gorgeous.
Ski sweaters that look like you pulled them out of your "stuff from the '80s" box made their mark for fall and are going to continue into spring. Raf Simons' artsy version at Jil Sander will be a hit.
We hope these shark-tooth necklaces at Givenchy are hollow. If not, the chiropractor will be getting a lot of business this spring. No matter: we're putting ourselves on the wait-list.
Dries van Noten is the prince of pattern-play; he loves to put as many as possible on one garment. Spring was no different and the landscapes from his work with photographer James Reeve are nothing short of amazing.
Whether we're compfortable with it or not, bra tops are in for Spring 2012. If you're ready to try the trend, nothing caps Dolce & Gabbana's version.
Rachel Comey has a cult-like following amongst fashion editors. Her spring collection was full of pieces that had us dreaming of the beach. We'll take anything adorned with these lovely seascapes.
This fall, Alexander Wang's silver high-heeled oxfords were catnip for street-style photographers. These loafers from Clare Waight Keller's debut collection at Chloe will be just as pursued.
Reports from Paris Fashion Week noted that the Celine boutique was wiped out, locust-style. Phoebe Philo has been at the helm since 2008, and her minimalist aesthetic is like the Midas Touch in terms of sales. Get your hands on her chunky platforms, stat.
Remember what we said about Celine shoes? Same goes for the ladylike bags.
Seafoam and mint green ruled the runways: Christopher Kane's pearly version is definitely the winner.
Burberry's platform creepers were all over the fashion elite at NYFW. The shoes and bags that came down the runway in London will be just as popular.
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