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Okay, confession: Over the holidays, we got a little spooky. We shuffled the tarot, threw some runes, and even took a gander at a crystal ball or two. (Or we revisited the notes and stickies we had laying around the office labeled F.Y.I. or To Research. Same idea, different process.) Basically, the editors here got to predictin' — honing in on emerging trends we've spotted or using our spidey senses to guess The Next Big Thing.
So, whether we're picking up on some cosmic energy or have finally achieved oneness — or just have our eyes peeled — this is what we think our world will look like in 2013. Don't worry, when these come true, we won't gloat...too much.
The word "shopping" may literally be in our job titles, but that doesn't mean we're any more on top of our holiday purchasing than everyone else. We talk the talk in our gift guides, but we're procrastinators at heart. Even if we've had our gift lists strategically mapped out since July, we have a bad habit of waiting read
The weather forecast is about as predictable as, well, the weather. Are more polar vortex conditions to come or will we get a reprieve this season? No matter: People are flocking to L.L.Bean, in stores and online, this season with a renewed vigor that doesn't seem to be exclusively a reaction to recent years' storm read