Neon Headbands

Ah the 1980s! If you lived through the era and saw the pictures, your reaction is most likely a mix cheerful nostalgia and slight mortification. “What was I thinking?” is a question you’re probably asking, except you may be trying to hide a smirk too. That’s especially true when you see yourself sporting a shiny […]
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Jelly Shoes

Back in the day, jelly shoes were all the rage. But just because they aren’t as popular as they used to be doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a pair today! Jelly shoes are made out of a PVC jelly. There are a few theories behind why people started making shoes out of jelly, but […]
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Boomboxes

Today, music is already digital and miniaturized. But back in the 1980s, boomboxes were perhaps the most visible form of musical entertainment in the streets. As the name suggests, these were huge radios with throbbing bases, and they played analog music in the streets everywhere in the US. They had brand names like JVC RC-M90, […]
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Keyboard Neckties

There are some fads which seem to defy any rational explanation, and sometimes you see one and just go, “WTH?” The 1980s is full of these trends, but the popularity of keyboard ties is not one of them. In fact, it seemed almost inevitable when you think about it. Mugatu may have known exactly what […]
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Ray Ban Sunglasses

Ray-Ban sunglasses have always been popular, and perhaps part of the reason for this is the technology behind the brand. Ray-Ban was developed back in 1937, because the US Army Air Corps wanted sunglasses to protect aviators from glare. They also had to look good because military pilots cared about those things, and the Air […]
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Scrunchies

Ah, the scrunchies. These convenient fashion accessories that help tie your hair back (or to the side, or on top) is perhaps one of the best symbols of how love can easily turn to hate. Sarah Jessica Parker used to wear them a lot back in the 1980s, but she also became the most vocal […]
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Reebok Shoes

While Nike still rules supreme in the athletic shoes department, this doesn’t mean that Adidas is far behind. After all, Adidas is serious about running for number one, and that’s one of the reason it bought Reebok in 2005 for a staggering price of $3.78 billion.   The Rise of Reebok in the Eighties   […]
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Fanny Packs

The 1980s saw the appearance of quite a few strange things (especially for those who never lived through it) and the popularity of the fanny pack by the late eighties was short-lived. Fanny packs were simple zippered pouches wrapped around the waist like a belt. By 1988, they were everywhere, although not every manufacturer called […]
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Shoulder Pads

During the 1980’s shoulder pads became very popular, and gave the wearer the bigger and broader looking shoulders. Pop stars, movie stars and soap stars helped this iconic accessory become a worldwide phenomenon, so much so shoulder pads were usually sewn into garments, and there would be little or no need to buy them separately. […]
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