Best of The Week: December 22 – 26

best-of-the-week-12-26-081. Class of 2008: A Totally Awesome Year in Fashion
From the tippy-top magazine cover to the campaign that almost made us blow out our Amex, herein lies our most favorite fashion people, places, and things of the past year.
2. From Philly to Paris, the Best Store Openings of 2008 Whether you're a jetsetter or just a wistful dreamer, here are the new and notable shops to hit up in all the best cosmopolitan spots.
3. Rest in Peace: 50 Brands, Shops, People, and Mags That Kicked the Bucket in 2008
Here's the round-up of fashion notables who are no more. We know, it's sad, but try to keep it together.
4. Strike Gold: Amber Waves With an Edge Hit the City Streets
This is the kind of gold-digging worth admiring. Be it punky '80s hardware or disco shiny and tacky-in-an-awesome-way, this bling is the thing.
5. Photo Diary: A Sneak Peek at Loeffler Randall's Holiday Fete Hideous Christmas sweaters, vodka gimlets, and late night karaoke in Chinatown! What do we have to do to be invited to this shindig for next year???
6. For Guys: 5 Pairs of Hiking Boots for Stylish Times Don't worry. You don't actually have to go hiking to wear them, you know.
7. Australian Label TV Goes Big for Winter '09 Check out Australian TV — no, not Neighbours.
8. Rising Star: Natascha Stolle Rallies for Latest It Designer Status Do you wish you had been a little friskier in your youthful days? Check out the wardrobe to match the daring gal you could have been (and could yet become).
9. Latest Shoe Obsession: Coclico Dazzles with a Sustainably Chic Spring Collection Fusing responsible sourcing, artisanal expertise, and modern design, these shoes will make your toes tingle with anticipation of spring.
10. Christmas Jingles: Box Set Stocking Stuffers Even if you already have a thorough Smiths inventory, there is no going overboard with even more Morrisey in the mix.

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