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Retail arbiter of cool Opening Ceremony has announced its 2012 featured country—an honor previously held by countries including Hong Kong, Brazil, Germany, the UK, LA (okay, LA isn't a country, we know), Japan and France. And, drumroll please, Opening Ceremony's theme nation for 2012 will be Argentina. The OC blog says: "Over the next year we will be bringing you the most exciting and beautiful things Argentina has to offer. From one-off mercado originals, to the best cafés in hidden barrios, travel tips and, of course, all the best mens and womenswear we found along the way." [Opening Ceremony Blog]