Best Accessories of 2011

Best of 2011: Most Talked-About Pieces of the Year

With December officially here, the New Year isn't far behind. So, as we prepare to welcome 2012, we're bidding 2011 goodbye with a look back at the most buzzed-about fashion news, favorite trends, and best celebrity style moments with the Best of 2011. To kick it off, we're turning our attention to the most talked-about items of the year — the fashion items that elicited the biggest reactions (be it good or bad). Jaws dropped when The Row's $39,000 backpack debuted, and stylistas all around the world swooned over Miu Miu's sparkly booties — all of our favorite celebs were spotted wearing them. We gasped at the arrival of Prada's creepers — and with them the term "flatform" forever became a part of our style vernacular — and, of course, lusted after Celine's structured tote all year long. Each piece gave way to endless gossip, praise, criticism, and obsession — now we're asking you to choose the one that had the biggest impact. Which was the most talked-about item of 2011?

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