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A forecast of the hot trends, gizmos and DVDs of early 2005

Predicting the future is risky business--especially when folks can easily judge for themselves how your crystal-ball gazing turned out. But our intrepid team of reporters was up to the challenge. So, read on for our top choices, best hopes and educated guesses about what consumers will want to wear, eat, drink and play in the days, weeks and months ahead.

FASHION

Even as temperatures drop, the fashion forecast is already heating up as flashy items for spring hit store shelves. The most eagerly anticipated accessory is a pair of Pharrell Williams-- designed LOUIS VUITTON SUNGLASSES. Inspired by Brian de Palma's Scarface,...

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