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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.

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YSL Platforms

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.

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Proenza Schouler Camera Bag

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.

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Prada's Flames

The Twitterverse was abuzz when Prada's Spring 2012 collection came down the runway. The clothes and accessories were covered with '50s style cars and flames. Remember the lipstick motif from Spring 2000? Yeah, this is about to be just as popular. Flaming hot, indeed.

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Marni Tote

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.

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Marc Jacobs' Pailettes

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.

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Lanvin Necklace

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.

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Jil Sander Sweater

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.

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Givenchy Necklace

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.

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James Reeve Prints from Dries van Noten

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.

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Dolce & Gabbana Bra Top

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.

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Rachel Comey's Seascape Print

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.

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Chloe Slingback Loafers

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.

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Celine Platforms

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.

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Celine Handbag

Remember what we said about Celine shoes? Same goes for the ladylike bags.

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Christopher Kane Jacket

Seafoam and mint green ruled the runways: Christopher Kane's pearly version is definitely the winner.

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Burberry Accessories

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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