Rihanna posted an Instagram of herself in this $710 Dior t-shirt the day after the Women's March.
The Wing raised a total investment of $42 million this year and opened another location in Soho. (Shop.the-wing.com, $40.)
This vintage-style T-shirt became an instant street style hit after it debuted on the Resort 2017 runway. (Gucci.com, $590.)
Welcome to America, Raf Simons. (Farfetch.com, $265.)
This collaboration marked a major turning point for the cult streetwear brand, which sold a stake in its company for a reported $1 billion dollars this year.
Kanye West's "Calabasas casual" redefined athleisure this year. (Yeezysupply.com, sold out.)
Migos did it for the culture in 2017. They even had a single called "T-Shirt." (Yungrichnation.com, $32.)
Lil Uzi Vert unexpectedly released LUV Is Rage 2 on Soundcloud this year, and it quickly became the most-streamed album on the platform. His single, "XO Tour Llif3," (from which this lyric is pulled) was also the most streamed single this year. (Store.liluziofficial.com, $30.)
Victoria Beckham finally answers the question we've all had for years. (Victoriabeckham.com, $150.)
Emily Ratajkowski had a lot of thoughts about feminism this year. (Etsy.com, $18.)
According to Billboard, Kendrick Lamar's album was number-one of the year. Damn, indeed. (Txdxe.com, $35.)
This might be the most fashionable museum merch, ever? (Store.metmuseum.org, $65.)
Twin Peaks made a comeback this year, but nothing topped the original looks. (Openingceremony.com, $30.)
It was quite a year in Lena Dunham Saying Things. This was perhaps the least controversial. (Headlineshirts.net, $24.)
This one-of-a-kind T-shirt is dark, but in a cool way. (Alixross.info, sold out.)
Add "woke" to the Words of the Year list. Prabal Gurung showed a collection of T-shirts celebrating wokeness for fall 2017. (Sold out.)
The video for Jake Paul's single, "It's Everyday Bro," has been viewed 160 million times and counting. It features the lyric, "I just dropped some new merch / and it's selling like a God church." (Redbubble.com, $19.)
God was very en vouge this year, thanks in part to Hillsong, the hipster megachurch popular among Hollywood stars like Justin Bieber. (Hillsongstore.com, $25.)
Everyone felt teenage emotions this year, even adults. (Lilyachtyshop.com, $25.)
No one in the White House was spared fashion criticism this year, but when 11-year-old Barron Trump was taunted for his T-shirt, we could perhaps all agree that he was the exception. (Jcrew.com, $30.)
Melodramatic blue was the new Millennial pink. (Lorde.store, $30.)
Not only did Virgil Abloh announce an official collaboration with IKEA this year, but custom pieces inspired by the brand's iconic blue also surfaced online. (O-mighty.com, $44.)
Celine Dion remerged as a style icon this year at Paris Fashion Week with the help of her new stylist, Law Roach. (Mytheresa.com, $690.)
Kendall and Kylie Jenner unsurprisingly tried to ride the vintage merch wave this year with their own version of memorial tribute T-shirts. They recieved so much backlash online, however, that they were forced to discontinue them and issue an apology. (Unavailable.)
Kendall Jenner caused a fuss this year when she proved that a crop top can never be too cropped. (Seller unknown.)
Dolce & Gabbana turned the protest tee trend on its head by milling political backlash into profit. (Dolcegabbana.com, $245.)
Demna Gvasalia lead the Hot Topic comeback this year with a T-shirt featuring the German metal band Rammstein. (Mytheresa.com, $750.)
Frank Ocean was hands-down the graphic T-shirt champion this year. His "Why be racist, sexist, homophopic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?" tee said everything. (Greenboxshop.us, $19.)
Issa Rae had so many good T-shirts on Insecure this season. This "Make America gyrate again" slogan felt particularly relevant. (Seller unknown.)
Beyoncé took her outfit Instagrams to the next level this year, before and after giving birth to twins. This particular post received over 8 million likes. (Mikeamiri.com, $325.)
Outer space was trending this year, from Chanel's rocket ship runway to Nike x Tom Sachs to this Urban Outfitters collection. You know it's a thing when Urban Outfitters adopts it. (Urbanoutfitters.com, $38.)
Anthony Scaramucci posted this customized T-shirt on Instagram in the wake of his dramatic firing this summer.
Even babies had their own merch this year, like DJ Khaled's son, who has over 1.7 million Instagram followers.
Diana mourners included designer Virgil Abloh, who showed a full collection inspired by her for Spring 2018. He also made this charitable tribute tee in her name. (Available spring 2018.)
Even the plain white Hanes T-shirt got the fashion treatment this year. Celebrity stylist Karla Welch gave it a makeover. (Xkarla.com, $30.)
When Colin Kaepernick started to gain attention for his decision to "take a knee," his jersey became some of the NFL's best-selling merchandise. (Nflshop.com, $75.)
Everlane hit mainstream popularity this year not only for its clothes (and charitable tees, like this one), but also for its "radical transparency." (Everlane.com, $22.)
After the hurricane hit Puerto Rico, San Juan's mayor used the T-shirt's viral potential to ask for help. (Via Twitter.)
Telfar Clemens was awarded the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund prize this year for his innovative and unexpected styling, like this charitable tee. (Shop.telfar.net, $91.)
2017 looked and felt a lot like 2000, thanks in part to the revial of Juicy Couture. That's hot. (Juicycouture.com, $68.)
Nostalgia was everywhere on the runways, but this shirt really took us back to the age of innocence. (Moschino.com, $250.)
Helmut Lang was revived this year by editor-in-residence Isabella Burley and guest designer Shayne Oliver under a completely new company structure. (Helmutlang.com, $150.)
Kith really, really wanted you to take it seriously this year. It made a pretty good case with an enormous runway show during New York Fashion Week and a new store in Soho. (Kith.com, $238.)
Creative director Anthony Vaccarello is just like us: a huge Stranger Things fan. (Available spring 2018.)
Taylor Swift arguably sucked all the fun out of merch this year when she used it to further her beef with Kanye West. (Store.taylorswift.com, $45.)
Lil Peep, a rising star and leader of the crying-is-cool emo rap movement, died unexpectedly in November at the age of 21. New merch was made postumously. (Shop.thehyv.net, $20.)
Emo fashion perhaps peaked when this T-shirt dropped. (Noahny.com, $48.)
Artist Barbra Kruger poked some fun at the “ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers” she once called Supreme, with these limited-edition T-shirts. (performa.bigcartel.com, $50.)
Apple screwed up big time when it launched iOS 11 with a bug that turned the letter "I" into an incomprehensible symbol. (Artwork by Eric Lawrence.)
John Mayer made a comeback this year with his album The Search for Everything. Apparently, great minds think alike. (More John Mayer merch can be found here.)
No movement was without merch this year, even #MeToo. (Publicserviceannouncement.co, $42.)
Well, here's where we're at.
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