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Jennifer - July 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I've been trying to figure those out, too. I am pretty sure they were made by Candie's, but I can't find any information on them.
Hayley - September 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Hi, I was wondering if anyone know's anything about a fad shoe in the 80's called "Rollers."
elissa - October 08, 2007 - Report this comment
just leaving a answer to the question about the shoe "Rollers".They were a black shoe with a leather/swade look girls or boys could were them alot of kids wore them for school shoes.I hope that helps a little bit with your question.
Doll - October 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Does any one has REAL made clothes from the 80's or 90's that they don't need anymore?...women or men clothes medium to large sizes :D
Terri - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the name of the home party where casual clothes were sold? There was also a lingerie party too.
Carrie - December 09, 2007 - Report this comment
what were those sunglasses with chains that wrapped over your ears with dangles on the end that looked like huge earrings called?
cin - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Terri asked about Home Party brands: One was DONKENNEY but I think it was upscale, ladies who lunch stuff, maybe not so casual. Lingerie Party brand was probably Undercover Wear.
Alex - February 23, 2008 - Report this comment
does anyone remember SurfRatz clothing. i really want to get hold of a sleeveless t shirt by them. mine finally fell apart in rags!
craig - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a pair of shorts that had flaps on the back of the knees. I thought they were the coolest, but I have no idea what they are called. Anybody remember?
Mandie - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
does anyone remember a lip gloss or lip stick that came in these little tiny cases the lid was rounded and it was usually a marbled look to it. I remember my sister had a purple and white one and I think a pink and white one and Im pretty sure the lip stuff inside was marbled too. Anyone remember? Or am I nuts?! lol Im thinking it was something from Wet n Wiild
Valerie - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the half-cirlce shaped wooden purses that you would put a colored bandana in to secure your items? Everyone I know had one in high school (1981-84) but I can't seem to find anything about them.
msapelila - April 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Did anyone else have a pair of sandals that were flat and made with an all rubber sole; they had really long laces with colorful beads at the ends? You wapped them around your ankles and calves before tying them.
Leah - April 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember those wrist watches that when you flipped them up there was a watch under it. I had a goldfish and a peacock
Illyria - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone rember or know where I could get a long mens coat a'la Corey Haim in The Lost Boys or Prayer of the Rollerboys? Am looking for one for my husband.
Jason - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember wearing plastic Swatch watches with the buckle on the top of the wrist? In 1989 when I was 16 I started doing that. I wore it like that through the rest of my teen years. Older people often asked me why I wear it like that and I just said no reason, its just the cool way to wear it at my school. My wife said she thinks she remembers. Anyone remember why we wore our Swatches this way?
Tina - April 26, 2008 - Report this comment
We used to call them "clark changs", but nothing comes up in a seach. Basically, it was a girl's flip flop style sandal that was made of plastic. The sole was hard and made a click clack sound. They were in many different types of colors--red, yellow, blue, black, white. It must have been around in the mid to late 80's. Just wondering if anyone else remembers them!
hayden and chanelle - June 03, 2008 - Report this comment
goodness.
Bev - June 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone know what you would wear on a night out in the 80's
alex - June 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm not sure if these are from the 80's but wasn't there like sleeveless collared shirts?
cease one - August 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Okay, okay, check this does anyone remember a line of velvet pants called Devils?? come on I know someone out there remembers them.
MICHELE - September 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I`M TRYING TO REMEMBER A PURSE FROM THE 80`S. THEY HAD PATRICK NAGEL ART DESIGNS ON THEM. I THINK THEY WERE CALLED NAGELS. NOT SURE. THEY WERE BIG CLUTCH LIKE BAGS. ZIPPERED ON TOP. I HOPE SOMEONE OUT THERE REMEMBERS TOO.
faith - September 20, 2008 - Report this comment
any of you girls remember a raincoat that was kelly green on the outside and navy blue on the inside?? very preppy...
Chris - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
To Leah: what you are thinking of were called Watchimals.
Toni - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Anybody remember "Shirt Tales"? I used to have a collection of their sweatshirts, with the a picture of the front of the character on the front, and the back of the character on the back. I think that was early 80's, around the same time Monchichis were so popular.
Kerry - October 29, 2008 - Report this comment
The purses with the wooden handle and fabric bottoms are called Bermuda Bags...you can still find them today.
Ann - January 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the sneakers with the thick white sole. We would wear the thick shoe strings (two different colors)in them and fluff them out so that they lie down on top of the shoe.
socalhottie - January 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I have to do a presentation at school and I am having a hard time identifying the particular style of clothes worn by like Madonna, Prince. I was thinking it would be labeled as retro but I am confused
Car - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
The sneakers were probably Converse. I had a pair of hitops. You'd put different color laces in them and fluff out the flap. Very cool back in the day.
Dave - January 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Is there a name attached to men's dress shirts from the period that had buttons running down on the right side of the shirt. Some chef's uniforms still follow this pattern, but in 1983 I had one of these shirts in a geometric pattern
Esme - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Im not from the 80's im only 15 but a LOVE the style!!! I always tell my friends that i would fit in so much better then!
Rebecca - February 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the tshirts with character on front (front on) and on the back being the back of the character... I had a mickey mouse one - it looked like his head was poking through some horizontal blue blinds that he was holding open! Madonna's style would have probably been a modern punk style? retro was older than the 80's by about 20yrs
Cali - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Madonna's style was hard to define in the 80's. I think her early look was called Urban Punk or Street Urchin Chic. Prince, Duran Duran and all the other frilly shirted fellows were New Romantics. The collared shirts with no sleeves were sleeveless camp shirts. The long men's coats are called dusters and you can find them today in Cabela's catalogs and other rugged outdoor-wear places. On a night out in the 80's it depends on what year as to what you would wear, as well as your musical preference. New Romantics would wear poet's shirts and skin tight black or red leather pants with pirate boots, red or black sash around the waist, matching scarf around the forehead tucked under your big, heavily frosted hair. If you listened to loverboy, skip the poet shirt and boots, wear a sleeveless t-shirt with one pink Converse hi-top and one baby blue hi-top. If you were into Madonna, you wore trashy lingerie as outerwear, a black crinoline over capri-length black stretch pants, fingerless lace gloves, black jazz shoes, yellow socks, too much long jewelry, gumi bracelets, a lace bow wrapped around your head and over your big, frosted hair. If you were into Cyndi Lauper or the Go-go's you hit the thrift stores for 50's era dresses which you wore with hideously striped socks or leggings an high-heeled pumps that clashed. Your hair would be some unnatural color, spiked horribly at odd angles, and shaved up one side. By the mid 80's going out styles tended to be more tailored and more garishly colored with everyone wearing unstructured neon colored jackets with straight skirts and ankle hugging pants. No socks, and jazz shoes or those canvas pull ons with a checkerboard pattern. The late 80's gave way to jewel tones, very tailored jackets, form fitting clothes, androgynous looks and a return to the military black look. No matter the year the makeup was ALWAYS overdone, dramatic, and almost like Kubiki theater.
shaun - March 28, 2009 - Report this comment
does anyone have a picture of what was then a common sweatshirt faeturing sportspower london please
elizabeth - July 11, 2009 - Report this comment
does anyone remember the purses that were almost like small duffle bags. They were fabric and had two leather straps and a brass plate that you could have engraved with your name or monogram. They came in navy, plaid, tan, etc.
mandy - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
anyone remember the little backpacks called toadpacks?
reds - September 14, 2009 - Report this comment
still have those black plastic bottoms but i only have a pair of black laces they came with three pairs.the time i bought them in the 80's
kat - October 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I want to dress up as an 80s person 4 halloween. I want to wear an outfit featuring a skinny tie can anyone help.
LOVER - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
geez no 80's clothing also!!!!!!!!!!!! ______ (fill in the blank)
Kerry - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
PLEASE PLEASE need help! I am looking for a bag from the late 70s early 80s. Drawstring canvas baby blue says "blase" in white near the bottom. Does anyone know who made it or where I can get one (tried ebay no luck). Thanks! HAVE TO HAVE IT!!!
Ruben A. - February 23, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG! Does anyone remember the Zodiac Creeper shoes for men. They were black w/a star and tips about 2.5 inches wide front and back with very soft flexible leather and 1.5 blk sole with rubber spikes if you look at the sideways and look like bumps if you look at them front to back and upside down. They came with all kinds of faux short animal hair leopard cowhide and cheeta and plain suede and all kinds of prints. Another similar popular brand of shoe was Gorgio Brutini. Which Later became GBX now owned By Sketchers they still make that line but not that shoe. We called them creepers. Which you might have seen around the web. They're similar but difinitely not the same.Now very popular with goth kids and the Punk scene in the UK but not the same style or substance and not the same Quality at all. Styles back then were not that flashy no skulls and they were classy. Yea,Those were the days. I lived that era. First it was Umen with bold subtlely distictive colors and syles that made men just looked good. The syle took off mostly in the Southern States The look was slim at the waist,wide or loose in the quads skinny in the leg. Zcavaricci was the most expensive line with pants rangeing frm $80-$200-USD. it was a cutting edge style with a lil flare of extravagence.THe pants had the label on the crotch. So did the Umen brand. But then M.C. Hammer came out with the similar look but it was way too flash and baggy made it seem clown like. It was horrendous he slaughtered that look and brand never recovered frome the shame. It wass too much and no self respecting man would ever wear such atrocities.
FACE - March 21, 2010 - Report this comment
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER F.L.I.P. SHIRTS FROM THE 80'S?
melis' - March 30, 2010 - Report this comment
anyone remember...black girls used to wear these thick yarn like bows on top there braids....i need a pic....my hubby has no clue what im talking about!
me - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
This is for the ladies....do any of you remember a 'terry turn down cuff' sock? I think they were popular in the 80s and were for sports (maybe tennis)? Were they popular? Any of you females have any info on this? I would much appreciate it. Thank you.
80s Girl - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the yarn bows and the terry socks. An outfit with a skinny tie? Raid a guys closet. Find a fedora or indiana jones hat. Get a polo and a baggy button front shirt and layer. Pop the collars and leave unbuttoned to the bootom of your chest. put a wide belt around your waist. Find some skinny jeans and short leather boots. Tuck in the jeans. Make sure the tie is tied but loose around the neck. Add dig earrings and bracelets and roll the shirts sleeves once or twice.
me - April 07, 2010 - Report this comment
80s girl can you tell me more? Hope I am no bother and thank you.
Willie - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a brand name for those guys shirts that had like a "big flap" across the front...either zippered or buttoned...stripes, mesh...that kind of stuff. I want to say the name started with a "C", but I can't remember. To Valerie: Those were called Pappagallo purses in my area...
From the 80's - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Confederate shirts.
susan b. - April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I think the western shirt you are describing with the button bib is an H-Bar-C named after a Ranch's brand icon. Also, Wrangler made a similar style and you might try Shepler's, a Western outfitters!
Jeff - July 10, 2010 - Report this comment
My friends and I were trying to think of all the retail stores that sold 80's clothing back in the day. Chess King, Merry Go Round, Benetton (sp?). Can you help me think of others?
kitschywoman - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Another retail clothing store back in the 80's was Pasta (later became Paul Harris). Also Fashion Discovery. Units had their own stores for a short while, too.
Neil - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
FLIP Shirts...they were in fashion until some jerk at school decided to call out the abbreviation "F@gs Live In Peace"... so we stopped wearing them. I had a turqoise blue tee.
sheri - August 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I think the terry turn down socks you are referring to are WigWams. Sold in lots of surf shops...could be worn folded down (preppy) or pushed down. Also worn with cheerleading uniforms and saddle shoes. Originally came in white (cream) only, then colored socks became availabe
Susie - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a girls clothing mail order catalog from the 80's. I used to order from them all the time and I can't think of the name. I don't think they are in business anymore.
katt - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
does anyone remember juniors clothing made by santa cruz and sold at jc penneys , shirts and skirts etc.... or pants called A.SMILE (ice cream) ????? also the clothing called B.O.Y. from england ??? peace
tamara - September 11, 2010 - Report this comment
to Katt- was it something about Beverly Hills? I used to order from a catalog and I can't remember the name- but it was all pink and grey sweat pant material things...
Rebecca of Bakersfield - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
To Terri-They were called Catani Parties.My mom sold Catani Lingerie and I modeled it for her parties.They dont have anything like that today.It was Casual,Beautiful,Sexy and Very Comfortable.You could wear it anywhere.You were the talk of the neighborhood if you threw a Catani party.Late 70s early 80s what an Era what a BLAST.Wish they would/could bring Catani,Chemin de fer zip around jeans,sailor pants and Ditto's back.Hope this helps.
young - October 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember if you didn't wear 'guess' or 'levis' you were gross. either wearing skinny button flies or pegging my jeans. We wore long shirts or sweaters with legging under them (either with or without strips. Wearing layered polo's with popped colliers & each shirt just a little shorter then the first. Leg warmers, long socks, scrunch socks & fold down socks. The make-up & colors were very loud. High-tops, half boots, jellies, these flat Simi dress shoe that had elastic bands on the top & flat sandals that has straps that twisted and tied up your leg. Hair was long and/or big & was teases and sprayed so it wouldn’t move. Belts that slug around your hips or waist but never to hold up your jeans. Jellie, OP, bangle & leather bracelet, the necklace were either chokers or long enough you could double them and they still hung to your waist (I remember people even wearing the necklaces for belts). Any tee-shirt or polo had to have rolled sleeves & at one time some pants had zippers on them. Coats were almost always some kind of leather of jean. I grow up in the mid to late 80’s. Cloths were easier to buy then!
Tiffany - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember parachute pants or wearing bandannas up your leg.How abour exercise shoes?
Niki - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
To Susie: EJ Gitano maybe?
JH - November 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anybody remember the girls jeans that zippered all the way down and up both sides of the jeans??? Ive been searching forever to find even a picture and have had no luck.
Chris - November 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Tiffany... YES, one of my friends, Pete, used to do the bandanna thing on the legs all the time. He stole it from the guys in Night Ranger (the band). And I owned a pair of black parachute pants with all those dang zippers. When I walked, I sounded like a band all by myself because of the material that made noise when rubbed together and the zippers clinking on themselves. Oh what fun the 80's were.
Jay - November 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I wonder if anyone here remembers satin athletic shorts from the 80s. There were several brands, but one that sticks out in my mind was in a JCPenney catalog back about 1980. It was a real sexy unisex short, I doubt if it had a pantyliner. I still see some on eBay from time to time, but not the real sexy ones sold by JCP in the early 80s. email me at labrath4@yahoo.com if you remember the JC Penney satin athletic shorts.
Stine - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Jay--- they were called UMBRO's. Hysterical!!!
Lisa Koffler - January 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I love those sleeves!
Lisa Koffler - February 16, 2011 - Report this comment
What about the leotards with long straps and t-shirts?
Dorothy - March 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Remember those colored plastic bracletts called BANGLES!!!!! EWWWW!!!! Pretty funny huh. I wore matching ones up my arm for every color of outfit!!!! LOL
KS - March 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I was just wondering if anyone remembers the term used for some clothes called "Skiggins", no one can recall...
Clar - March 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Re: plastic colored bangles. Yeah they might still have them at GirlProps.com
Clar - March 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Re: 80's clothing retail stores. Cotton Ginny. Original Au Coton. Dash. French Connection. Esprit.
Clar - March 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Re: Sleeveless collared shirts. I don't know what they were called. Maybe dressy tanks. Button down shirt without sleeves of light blue chambray fabric. Also other colors. Worn tucked in skirt, jeans, shorts or tied in a knot in the front.
Clar - March 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Re: 80's clothing stores. Also Canadians became Le Chateau which might have been affliated with Merrry Go Round. Also for Mens clothing, there was R.A.G and Jimmy Jazz.
Kate - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Anyone remember the name of the t-shirts with the Indian type prints that girls were wearing in the late 80's? They had short and long-sleeved versions and pretty much every girl, at least in NYC, had one. I'm not even sure if it was just one brand - think they were sold in all sorts of stores. Kind of want one now!
Joce - May 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I am buggin!! I'm trying to remember (AND FIND)a type of casual sneaker-type shoe I wore in Jr. hihg (83-86) They laced up, they were made of a really soft padded cotton material and had a rubber sole and rubber toe. I love these shoes but can't find them anywhere online. They fit like a glove! (And no they aren't converse, vans or keds) Can anyone remember? Thanks!
Taylor - May 25, 2011 - Report this comment
PF flyers
me - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Posted this over a year ago (wow guess I need to come back more often hapage@arfarfrecords.com) and not much response- any more info on the "terry turn cuff" socks? Thank you.
Mike - June 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Red, White and Black Air Jordans
kimcho - August 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Hayley, the roller shoes were called Pop Wheels
todd m - December 02, 2011 - Report this comment
still have atari 5200 from 1984. grew up in the 80's. was awesome!!!!!!
Timmarie - April 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the girls purses that looked like small duffel bags? They had a Matching small key chain/coin purse. I would love to know what they were called.
Joann - May 20, 2012 - Report this comment
For a night out in the '80's, I'd wear my tightest fitting jeans, preferably black, but acid-wash would do. No flares! A big-mc-huge white shirt. A wide, below-the-hip belt, black plether, giganitic silver buckle, slung side-ways (it holds up nothing, but allows you to cinch your gigantic white shirt just right.) A large, long, black, wool, dolman-sleeved coat, (I picked mine up in London and kept it for 10 years) and a big-rimmed, black hat (think: Boy George, Father Guido Sarducci from Sat. Night Live.) Bonus points: Black leggings showing through the acid-wash holes, and/or leg warmers (scrunch these down '70's-style) with little blue or black suede ankle booties. A glittery scarf wouldn't be out of place - preferably Indian with Lurex shot through and tiny tassles. Source: I lived it! No neon for me, thanks!
Jim - June 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I shopped the Chess King stores mid 80's for all my club gear. I would go to Pulsations Night Club in Glen Mills, Pa. Hottest spot until they started teen nights. Parachute pants were my favorites along as well as leather pants and all the strange buckeled and buttoned shirts. I don't think I can even describe. A crazy time it was!
Deb - July 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey Timmarie,yes, I absolutely remember and HAD a round "duffel looking" zippered purse ! It zipped across top, was perfectly round, had two carrying handles, and smaller matching identical keychain. They were available in blue and black, possibly other colors as well ! I had a blue one with a pink/white/etc unicorn on one side ! Cannot remember name, and cannot find them on ebay -- bummer ! Loved that purse !
shelley - December 29, 2012 - Report this comment
does anyone remember a boot from the 80s. We called them "burnout boots". brown suede with big soles (similar to the "roller" soles) with a faux shearling like trim. Laced up half way then laced around grommets. We used to lace each other's up so we could pull them really tight.
T. Oggy - February 11, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a company called- 26 Red. I have a t-shirt with 8 Felix the cat heads on it, on the back. I can't remember if it was from the 80's or 90's?
Jim - February 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Anyone want to buy 1500 units of 80's designer dresses and separates. They cant afford to make them like this any more. Norma Walters is the label name.
g - February 16, 2013 - Report this comment
26 Red was from the mid 90s, when I was in high school, they made "raver" type clothes, I remember that stuff...
Hugh - April 18, 2013 - Report this comment
@kimcho Hayley was asking about the black suede-look shoes called Rollers - not the newer (90s or 2000s) shoes with wheels in them.
laura - April 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I lived on Oahu from 79-82 and my mom came home one day with these shoes that I would give my eyeteeth to find!! I don't recall if other girls were wearing them but I had at least one pair. They were very similar to Dr. Scholl's exercise sandals on with more room in the wedge you walked on because on these shoes, there was an amazing carved and painted picture of something tropical like dolphins jumping up out of the ocean or palm trees or parrots. This carving was on the outside of both shoe. Since I was on Oahu, I have no way of knowing were being worn on the mainland as well or not and I have never ever seen a pair again since then. *cry* On my first trip back to Oahu in 04, I combed the island high and low and came up with the suggestion of "Klonka's or Klunka's" because of how they sounded, the wood, when you walked in them but neither of those words have turned up anything and then at the airport when fixing to leave, I found a pair of wood shoes and the hibiscus was painted on the part your foot is on therefore not the same kind sadly. Oh if anyone comes across with these, I would just die, really, totally, LOL! I am 44 and I want to see a pair of these again before I die. My email is thankmel8r@hotmaildotcom
beth - April 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember the purse with the wooden handle as well. The lower half of the handle had 4 button or snap things because the outer part of the bag (sort of like duvee for you comforter) could be removed and changed out to match your outfit.
loll - May 09, 2013 - Report this comment
My boyfriend at the time wore adids trainers called trimtram and wore jeans that had slits at bottom that went over his trainers he wore lyle and scott and lacoste jumpers and ellesse tracksuits i thought he looked great so much so i marrief him!!!
Material Girl - July 15, 2013 - Report this comment
This was a t-shirt that was long sleeved and had pictures of donuts&coffee, maybe another one with bacon&eggs going down the sleeves. Were advertised in the back of teen magazines like Seventeen & YM.
Sally Struthers - August 07, 2013 - Report this comment
This was a jacket, long and down to one's ankles/calves. The sleeves, hood, and each half of the jacket was a different color. I remember seeing a black and white one, as well as a purple, orangish, brown one. Don't remember the name of these jackets, were out in the late 80s. It had a drawstring at the bottom if I recall correctly!
Becky - October 04, 2013 - Report this comment
What's the name of the black plastic/patent leather shoes that laced up with a bow?
Jodi - May 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Laura, Those were Klonks. Skinny suede zori/thong style straps, right?
Deborah - June 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Anyone know the brand & style name of shoes with a low wood bottom with a solid color canvas piece across the top of foot and tied around the ankles? Think they were by Candies but not sure.
Deborah - June 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Found the candies shoes - El Greco

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