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Olympic-Themed Stuff You'll Actually Want to Buy

I can't leave a sports game without a a giant foam finger bigger than most of my closet and a124-ounce souvenir soda cup that would give Mayor Bloomberg hives.

But since I won't actually be going to the Olympics and can't get into the athletic spirit through that sort of paraphanelia, I'll have to find some other alternatives. But run-of-the mill white t-shirts stamped with a blocky "USA" font or classic Olympic rings aren't my thing. They're not cheap, and I won't wear them more than once every four years (if ever).

Instead, I'll pick up a special edition item from one of my favorite brands or designers (Ralph Lauren, Charlotte Olympia, Proenza Schouler, Adidas) who probably feel the same way about Olympics-themed pieces as I do. Whether designed for athletes or for spectators, each of their items in the slideshow hit their marks perfectly.

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The ultimate Olympic throwback.

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I've been looking for a good pair of white brogues FOREVER. If they keep making these the official Olympic uniform shoe, I might consider picking up a sport.

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Indulge your inner Spice Girl.

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I'd bet a lot of the girls who visit Opening Ceremony's London pop-up will leave with this easy summer dress.

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A fresh take on patriotic sunglasses, compared to the star-spangled, red, white & blue frames we see every Fourth of July.

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More gold accessories need to be this exact color: deep and regal, instead of that ubiquitous yellow-y faded version.

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Tell everyone it's a thrift store find from that semester spent living abroad.

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With a sliver of white and small red label, it's the most subtle Olympic-themed thing we've seen.

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Originally designed for winners of the 1972 Olympics, these reissued sneakers now have Union Jack lining, too.

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Ditch the beret and wear the blazer with printed loafers as a preppy fall staple.

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Only Stella could pull off cartoon underwear that's pretty and sweet and not at all creepy.

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Wear it as a sophistocated statement necklace that doesn't feel too neon, charm-y and Pretty Little Liars-like.

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