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Shop the Show: The Carrie Diaries Premiere

Curiosity about Carrie Bradshaw's family—only vaguely referenced in HBO's Sex and the City—didn't make me watch the premiere of The Carrie Diaries, the CW's much-anticipated SATC prequel, last night. Neither did any interest in her pre-Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte crew, or non-Mr. Big boyfriends. Still, I made the effort to close my MacBook, stash my iPhone and pay close attention for one extremely important reason: the fashion. Nay, the fashion as interpreted by Eric Daman, the show's costume designer.

As you might already know, Daman masterminded each outfit on the recently-wrapped Gossip Girl, right down to every last cleavage-popping dress in Serena's closet. But before that, he assisted Patricia Field, Sex and the City's legendary stylist, thus giving him a hand in what some consider (including me and, like, everyone in my office) two of the best-dressed shows ever. The verdict is still on out on whether The Carrie Diaries will be number three, but the first episode definitely included some solid looks I wouldn't mind owning myself.

In the slideshow below, I've include five of my favorites, along with comments from Eric himself on each. Click through to shop them all now—and for more style updates from The Carrie Diaries, follow @EricDaman_Style on Twitter and visit Ericdamanstyle.wordpress.com.

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"Our young Carrie Bradshaw's style is idiosyncratic, but quieter then the Carrie we already know. She is at an age where she is experimenting, learning and creating her individual unique style. You'll see her have a true fashion evolution the more and more she has contact with New York City."

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"To prepare for the show, I refreshed my '80s fashion sense by rewatching all of the John Hughes classics as well as a mix of quiet Connecticut-inspired hometown films like Ordinary People, and—of course—getting out my high school yearbooks. Having been a fashion-curious teen in the '80s was also an added bonus!"

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"A style success story! Teen Carrie pairs function and fashion on her first day at the job."
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"OMG! Bradshaw is back! Keeping her look aspirational and authentic with an original '80s Scaasi dress and minimalist black Theory crinoline."

Giovanni Rufino/The CW

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"Finding a nuanced balance between the iconic Carrie's style we know and love and that of a teen Carrie in '80s suburbia was a challenge. So was trying to create an 'aspirational authentic' '80s look—something that had contemporary appeal, but still has roots and feels true to the '80s. Here, mixing dots and stripes and pleats, Carrie is Connecticut cool. Her soft chambray patch pocket skirt by Current/Elliott is suffragette-chic."

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