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Subject: 80's fads.

Written By: moycon on 10/06/11 at 7:15 pm

We were talking a couple days ago about fads that come and go with kids.
A recent one would be Silly Bandz, those are already starting to show up 50% off or more after months of being a hot item.
We were trying to recall the fad from when we were kids.
I know denim jackets were the rage when I was in high school. You weren't cool if you didn't have a jean jacket. I had like 3 of em!
Also I seem to remember friendship bracelets. These were hand made colored string, braided into bracelets you gave away or sold.
Any other fads you can remember?

Subject: Re: 80's fads.

Written By: King Tut on 10/06/11 at 8:29 pm

Some were playing with Rubic's cubes.
Some showed off their walkman's when they got them first.
Some of us wore "Ray-bans"
Some wore headbands
Designer jeans
Dressing with shoulder pads  
Banana republic, Benetton clothings stores. You *had* to shop there.
Louis Vuitton purses.
Swatch watches.

Subject: Re: 80's fads.

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/06/11 at 8:48 pm

I remember wearing jelly shoes a lot when I was growing up in the 80s, mostly in the '85 to '88 time period. And yes, they were a popular fad. They came in all sorts of colors and styles. My favorite ones were pink and they were kind of glittery.

Wanted to post a picture of them but I can't find any.

Subject: Re: 80's fads.

Written By: moycon on 10/06/11 at 9:45 pm

Oh yeah. Swatch watches! I remember those. I never had one of my own but wanted one. My friend gave me a white one with some abstract design on it. (Seems to me red and black boxes and lines or something) Unfortunately it was broke so I just kind of kept it in a drawer till it got thrown out. I might have to hit eBay and see if they sell them on there and if they aren't a fortune to buy now.

Subject: Re: 80's fads.

Written By: Howard on 10/07/11 at 6:42 am

the women were styling their hair with so much Aqua Net
friendship bracelets
breakdancing in the streets

Subject: Re: 80's fads.

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/07/11 at 2:32 pm

The other day I saw a bunch of people playing hacky sack. I made a comment that I thought it was passé.

-Leg warmers
-Cardboard Windshield Sun Shades (Mine had Garfield on it.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D )
-Dungeons & Dragons
-"Baby on Board" signs
-Boom Boxes / Ghetto Blasters


Subject: Re: 80's fads.

Written By: Gail on 10/09/11 at 11:00 pm

I was in my 40' then but I remember Swatch Watches were popular with kids.  Around 1989 a lot of kids wore their Swatch turned around so the buckle side was on the top of the wrist.  There were some nice teenagers where I worked that wore their Swatch that way.  I asked one why he did that and he said he thought it looked cool like that.  And another one told me he does it because it was cool at his school to wear it like that.  That turned into a dorky trend so kids don't do that any more. 

The Sony Walkman was a trend that came back, but in the form of a digital music player.

Subject: Re: 80's fads.

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/11/16 at 4:37 am

Stonewashed and acidwashed jeans
Members only jackets
Izod shirts
Trapper Keepers
friendship bracelets
Rebok hightops
College sweatshirts

Subject: Re: 80's fads.

Written By: Howard on 02/11/16 at 3:21 pm

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