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Back in the year 1999, H&M was gearing up for its arrival on US shores, Topshop was a British chain you explored (if you were lucky) on your junior year abroad, and Alexander Wang was 14 years old. It's been a long decade in retail, and as it sputters to a close, we're trying to get a handle on its biggest trends and most influential players. To do so, we're taking a page from our sibling site Curbed and polling some of our favorite players in the industry about their opinions. But we also want to know what you think.
Was H&M the most influential store of the decade, or was it Apple? Was fast fashion the most significant trend, or could you argue that the early 2000's obsession with logos ultimately defines the decade more? In twenty years, when your children try to dress up as people from the Aughties for Halloween, are they going to wear hipster costumes, or will they just look like Carrie Bradshaw? In the comments, let us know your thoughts on the biggest brands and the biggest trends of the decade. We'll toss your answers in with Simon Doonan's and Cintra Wilson's and use the whole batch to come up with our own Top of the Aughts lists next week.
· All Top of the Aughts content [Curbed]