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Rad Or Bad: Are Deer-Spot Prints The New Leopard?

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    At this point, leopard prints should feel as commonplace as a Breton stripe, but now there's another animal spot competing for rack space. Named the "deer print," "fawn print," or, in some cases, the "Bambi print," this new trend has been popping up primarily on coats for fall '13.

    Aesthetically, there's not much difference between a leopard spot and a deer spot, but putting on those slightly faded, white-on-ocher dots makes us experience a sense of total loss and despair — and you can blame Disney for conditioning us to feel this way. Leopard, zebra, giraffe, and other popular animal prints aren't really the kinds of wildlife we deal with in our backyards. Deer, on the other hand? An item with the woodland creature's print has got a roadkill vibe that we can't shake. But, are we just squeamish? Maybe Bambi's mom said it best: "Don't look back — keep running, keep running!"

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