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Fashion's Night Out, Santa Monica Place & Collabs Ruled 2010

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With 2015 just around the corner, we're taking a look back at LA's retail and fashion scene over the last 15 years. While our Year in Racked highlights the best of 2014, Five Years in Fashion focuses on the years 2000, 2005, 2010, and what's to come for 2015. Let's take a jog through memory lane, shall we?


If you've still got a soft spot for the mid-aughts, take comfort in the fact that it was all chronicled in the faux reality TV series The Hills, which was dunzo by the year 2010. Our fashion flashback continues with a look at the year that capped off the 2000s, which marked this here site's third year of documenting LA's retail and fashion scene. As evidenced in our recaps, Fashion's Night Out was in full swing from the SFV to the SGV, taking over celeb-happy haunts like Robertson Boulevard and Melrose Avenue and beyond (we even hosted a stylish soiree of our own at Decadestwo).

On-the-rebound Melrose also enjoyed a slew of new additions, but the biggest opening of the year was hands-down Santa Monica Place, which made a massive (and delayed) splash when it brought Bloomie's, Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom, and, uh, Skechers Shape-Ups—easily contenders for that fug shoes list—to the beachy city. It was also a major year for designer and mass retailer collabs, which included LA's own Brian Lichtenberg for fast fashion giant Forever 21. He remembers it as the year of the bodycon dress and tells us that bestsellers included "our glitter hooded dresses and one shoulders," favored by tabloid faves like Kim Kardashian and LiLo.

See more snapshots of the year's biggest moments and take a look back at some of the best reader-faved street style looks below.

· All Five Years in Fashion Posts [Racked]
· Madison's Founders On How LA Dressed in the Year 2000 [Racked]
· In 2005, LA Was All About Kitson and Robertson Boulevard [Racked]

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