I often buy my kids last season’s clothing on Ebay, and during my last visit I stumbled onto some great 1980s “vintage” clothing (1980s is “vintage”…boy I feel old). While I don’t recommend that you actually *wear* any of these items in public (unless you are an extra in Hot Tub Time Machine), they certainly are good purchases for collectors. I happen to have owned each of these items and wish I had saved them, too.
Boys’ Vintage Benetton Rugby. I had this rugby in blue in 7th grade. So did 50% of my homeroom class. (And remember the icon Letter B sweater? I had it in 2 colors with matching cords, of course). Image courtesy Defunkd.
Guess Vintage Ankle Zip High Waist Jeans. I had these in acid wash and in striped denim. I was trying to look super cool.
Vintage Laura Ashley Linen Sailor Dress. And when I wasn’t trying to look cool, I was trying to look like I belonged in the English countryside. I had this exact Laura Ashley sailor dress (with navy trim rather than white). I cringe when I think that I wore a sailor dress at age sixteen.
What 1980s clothing do you have stashed in your closet? Someone might just snatch it up on Ebay.