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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Best Trends Of The Decade (PHOTOS, POLL)

As the aughts draw to a close, it's time to reflect on the best sartorial trends of the past ten years. International retailers such as H&M and Topshop hit the US retail scene, and we also saw the birth of designer diffusion lines and collaborations at Target so successful that it redefined the definition of mass market appeal and affordable fashion. For the first time, Target was able to weld its approachable price points with clothing that was actually on-trend, making itself a prime shopping destination for even the most stylish of industry insiders. Additionally, J. Crew reinvented itself, status handbags and shoes were so in demand that hefty waiting lists became the only way to get your hands on that Valentino bag or those Isabel Marant studded booties, and skinny jeans became the must-have denim silhouette. Influences from recent decades past emerged with a vengeance- we couldn't escape the flowy, bohemian, 70's inspired wares that were all the rage in the mid '00's thanks to über-stylist Rachel Zoe. More recently, the 80's acid washed thing has made a comeback, as well as combat boots, plaid shirts aplently, and anything else one might have found in Kurt Cobain's closet in the early 90's. See below for the best of the decade.

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