December 29, 2003 12:00 PM

LOUIS VUITTON MURAKAMI BAG

Jessica Simpson carried hers while camping; Madonna took hers antiquing. It’s no wonder sales of at least $345 million are expected.

CHANDELIER EARRINGS

Not to say studs are duds, but…despite being tough on the lobes, foot-long earrings were the way to go for stars like Beyoncé, who made a very dramatic entrance at September’s Fighting Temptations premiere.

Yo-Yo Balls

Banned in Canada, Britain and France for being a possible choking hazard, the cheapie tethered rubber toys made a big bounce in the U.S., where more than 11 million were sold. Caution: Could cause serious decrease in work flow for ages 18 and up.

MONOGRAMS

Whether on Bolsa jackets (see Sharon, above), Jam totes (carried by Hilary and Tori), or Priorities cashmere tees, the look was letter perfect.

Trucker Hats

After Ashton Kutcher popularized this downtown look, hipsters had enough, but it’s still a mall fave.

CAMERA PHONES

New cell-phone technology has helped connect pals, announce births, catch criminals, stalk celebrities, ruin relationships….

CARGO PANTS

From Gucci to the Gap, these basics (here on Constance Marie) had mass appeal. Those in the know leave the pockets empty.

Ugg Boots

Short for “ugly”? Maybe, but that hasn’t shortened the wait list for these snuggly sheepskins. Try finding a pair.

STATEMENT TEES

“Beer. It’s What’s for Dinner”…”Employee of the Month”…”Just What Is So Cool About a Cucumber?”…”Everyone Loves an Italian Boy”…”I’m a Super Duper Programmer”…”Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe”…”T-shirts Are Over”…Need we say more?

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