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As 2012 draws to a close, we're surveying our friends in the fashion industry about the year's biggest news stories and most exciting developments. Yesterday, we looked at the best trends and favorite personal purchases; now, let's discuss the worst trends. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.
Kirsten Fleming, fashion writer at the New York Post: Please get rid of severe mullet dresses and bubble necklaces. While we're at it, can we get rid of most personal style blogs. If someone was following you around everyday to take photos of you texting or wistfully looking into the distance, that used to be a reason for an order of protection.
Karin Bereson, store owner of No.6: Every celebrity wearing Louboutin-like pumps (very Kardashian).
The Shophound, fashion blogger: The overreaching makeover at Barneys New York. New management has sapped the lovingly cultivated character out of that store in favor of luxurious banality. They haven't killed the store, they are just giving it a lobotomy.
Kay Lee, store owner of Otte: Bold and graphic prints.
Shana Tabor, store owner of In God We Trust: Neon.
Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman of the Retail Group for Douglas Elliman Real Estate: There is nothing I don't love about shopping. There is always a new exciting concept coming to our city.
Lindsey Green, fashion publicist: Wedge sneakers.
Eddy Chai and Paul Birardi, store owners of Odin: We've always loved camouflage (trend or no trend), but the inundation of camo and all its bad variations became too much.
Morgan Yakus, store owner of No.6: Heavy fur-and-leather mixes.
Mizhattan, fashion blogger: I'm over the Wayfarer-inspired Hipster frames.
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