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It's not often that a shoe makes our hit list for well over 20 years, but that's the power of a bona fide classic. From our way-back-in-the-day black patent Mary Janes (worn with white ruffly ankle socks, of course) to the lug-soled stompers we wore in high school, Mary Janes have always held a special place in our hearts.
So, we rounded up the 10 chicest Mary Janes out there. From Betsey Johnson's triple-strap, oxblood flats to Zara's dangerously pointed, vampy version, the steppers ahead prove that this strappy style isn't just a nostalgia trip.
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You don't need to have passed high-school French class, or even know how to pronounce Être Cécile, to recognize that this witty T-shirt label is going places — fast. Since the 2013 launch, its slogan tees and sweats have become instant favorites among bloggers, editors, and celebrities. And, this season's collaboration read