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As much as we rip on collabs here, it may seem like picking the best of the year is like finding the turds that smell the most flowery. But while some designers and big box retailers took the low-priced diffusion idea as an excuse to use the jankiest materials possible (Mulberry for Target, we're looking at you), some of them did a good job of combining strengths for an enhanced product that people actually wanted to buy. Our sisters over at Racked NY chose their top five favorites, from Lanvin for H&M to Liberty of London at Target to Christian Siriano for Payless. We have to agree with our choices, and also throw in our love for the much-hyped and ever-elusive Cynthia Vincent for Target (did anyone ever get their hands on a pair of those wedges?). What were your favorite collabs in 2010? Let us know in the comments.
· Top Five Collaborations of the Year [Racked NY]
· All Racked Recap 2010 content [Racked LA]