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UPDATE: This story was originally published on February 7.
We have a confession to make: We've been dreaming about a spending spree, Cher Horowitz style. Maybe it's the fact that we've been wearing our winter staples for months now, or maybe that little groundhog and his nonexistent shadow got us pining for spring, but either way, a hole is waiting to be burnt into our parka pockets. Unfortunately, logging onto Shopbop and ordering up a whole closetful of new cold-weather threads isn't exactly the most practical move —
especially when we've got, you know, rent to pay.
So, to cure that craving and keep from going broke, we've narrowed down the selection and picked out our absolute favorite pieces that'll work overtime. This handy guide will help you figure out just what you need to bring a second life to your trustiest winter pieces. From a bright beanie to some snazzy sneakers, each of these goodies will feed your fashion fire, without forcing you to cut up your credit cards.
Braving the seasonal elements can be miserable, but there's no denying this weather does make for some remarkable scenery. Whether it's the snow-capped Alps or a bustling Christmas village in Philly, these sights define in their own special ways what a winter wonderland looks like.
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For fashion designers who do one line incredibly well, the thought of expanding into other areas is always accompanied by a fear of falling short of expectations. Few brands become as well known for menswear as they are womenswear, for example, and accomplishing that in an incredibly short timespan is rarer still. Public read