The 10 Best Shopping Moments Of 2013

Our plastic saw a lot of action in 2013. And, we mean a lot. It seems our favorite designers were working overtime this year, churning out must-buy good after must-buy good. Which is great for our closets and sorta bad for our bank accounts.
J.Crew proved that baseball caps are anything but boyish with jewel-encrusted hats, 3.1 Phillip Lim introduced us to the dreamiest sweatshirt we’ve ever seen, and R29 faves like Zara and Topshop — well, let’s just say they made it impossible to leave the stores empty-handed. Yes, we’d warrant that 2013 was the year for retail. Wouldn’t you agree? So, we’re taking you through our fashion yearbook by highlighting the 10 best moments in the world of shopping this year. And, let us know in the comments below if these goodies turned you into a shopaholic, too.
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Photo: Courtesy of J.Crew.
J.Crew
The baseball hat, arguably the coolest thing to come out of 2013. But, this season’s caps were sans sports logo. Instead, J.Crew introduced us to the glam hat, which was encrusted with the most eye-catching jewels ever.
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Photo: Courtesy of Karen Walker.
Karen Walker
Leave it to New Zealand designer Karen Walker to create the most adorable oversize shades (with even more adorable lookbook models) for her second summer eyewear collection. With metallic-blue reflective lenses, these sunnies will be framing our faces far past 2013.
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Photo: Courtesy of Loeffler Randall.
Loeffler Randall
Why would we ever rock a basic, black bootie when these grommet-accented, wintry-white Loeffler Randall stunners were in arm's reach?
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Photo: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Phillip Lim
Fashion sweatshirts popped up in a slew of top designers' collections, but it’s this oversize, neon neoprene beauty at 3.1 Phillip Lim that really made our fashion hearts explode. A 2013 staple for sure.
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Photo: Courtesy of Steven Alan.
Steven Alan
Yes, we've seen lingerie as outerwear in past seasons, but full-on PJs and sweats? Now, that's what we're talking about. Thank you, 2013. These Steven Alan pajama bottoms are super comfy for a cozy night in but totally office-ready when worn with a blouse, sweater, and oxfords.
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Photo: Courtesy of Zara.
Zara
There’s something so effortlessly chic about an oversize, slightly slouchy clutch. And, good news: These babies will hold strong in 2014, too.
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Photo: Courtesy of Tibi.
Tibi
Call it your Gone With the Wind moment or a throwback to the ‘50s, but Tibi’s graphic, full midi-skirts were clustered aplenty outside the tents of Lincoln Center, on the city streets, and even in R29 HQ.
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Photo: Courtesy of Topshop.
Topshop
Pastels of all forms ruled the 2013 runways, but that was especially true when it came to outerwear. Designers from Carven to Stella to Céline sent lusciously lightly hued toppers down the catwalk, but our favorites came from our everyday go-to brand Topshop.
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Photo: Courtesy of Isabel Marant.
Isabel Marant
We were bombarded with every '90s reference in the book this year, and for good reason. That grungy trend we knew and loved came back — and better than ever with It designers like Isabel Marant stocking their collections full of cool-girl flannels. Clearly, this is how you party like it’s 1999 2013.
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Photo: Courtesy of Nasty Gal.
Nasty Gal
Remember those '90s references? Oh, right, they apply here, too. Hello, crop tops. And, we can't wait to see these midriff-baring beauties again in 2014.
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