VINTAGE 1980s!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by lindapoirier, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. GemGem

    GemGem Registered Guest

    Super bold print zebra stripe and hand printed floral nylon dress by Botto.

    Probably one of the brightest in my collection!

  2. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    That is extremely interesting. How does it look on? The cut is so flattering. I can see it with some great black heels. No jewelry required, IMO. The more I look at it, the more I enjoy. Especially, those zebra stripes.
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  3. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    I went to that site, thanks to your link, and wound up buying a pin, because it perfectly matched an outfit I bought about an hour before -- well, I am not into combat boots (see below).


    When I went to order it, though, a message appeared that said something about opening their vault for the sale of some (all?) of the 1980's pins and once they are gone they are gone. When my pin arrived it came with this card:

    So, it looks like they are not reproductions, but 1980's originals.

    Thanks for the link!
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  4. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Wow. Once for how perfect it is for that outfit. Wow, original 80s! I now have to buy something. I DID NOT KNOW THAT! Thanks for sharing 2 wows.
  5. Kimberly Vigili

    Kimberly Vigili Registered Guest

  6. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    Kim, are those for customizing an oversized tee into fit and drape of choice? I had a couple of those that I loved. They worked great during my pregnancy in 1990, with leggings underneath.
  7. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I too would love to see them demonstrated. Please and thank you?!
  8. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    Bed Bath & Beyond is currently offering tee shirt clips as an accessory for a 1980s Halloween costume. From their website:
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  9. Robin of Frocksley

    Robin of Frocksley Registered Guest

    Found this 1982 oversize E.T. pin the other day! I had forgotten about the giant pin trend..

  10. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Oh, I never saw them used. I need to get one and a big t-shirt!

    I love pins! E.T. is great! Although I don't think these are 80s, the cowboy (1970s ?)I found at a thrift store and is 2" in diameter and the John Glenn (1959 or later) was a gift from my best friend and is 3.5" in diameter.


  11. GemGem

    GemGem Registered Guest

    I bought this gorgeous 80s choker recently for a snip, not knowing the designer, Farah Lister, apparently quite collectable but I know nothing about her. I have seen a few examples, some of them incredibly highly priced but then others so so much lower, I have no idea why??

  12. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    This screams 1980s MC Hammer to me as legs very large but label stated in label resource here early 90s.
    Any ideas?

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  13. themerchantsofvintage

    themerchantsofvintage Administrator Staff Member

    Well the wall went down in November 89 and labels using “made in West Germany” could have been used well into the first year or so afterwards. Hammer came out with his “Cant Touch This” in 90, but the pants in the video were very harem in design. I think yours are earlier than late 80s/ early 90s but by how much, not sure. Probably had a matching top.
  14. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Thank you. The widest part of the leg is 22.25 inches laid flat so I would call them Hammer pants. Thank you.
  15. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Great find today. 80s does 40s play shirt! I love it!

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  16. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Recently came across two Eve Laplin light switch plates!!! Grainy photos at nighttime.




  17. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Very happy to add this brooch and earrings to my Kaplin collection!! Seller of brooch accepted my offer, $70, and earrings were a great price on Etsy-$30.

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  18. Joji Furukawa

    Joji Furukawa Registered Guest

    Just found this late 1980s Donnybrook coat at the thrift store. While researching it, I found out Rihanna owns the same one!

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  19. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    So great. Sometimes I go through thrift stores grinning like a fool because of all the 80s fashion. I remember seeing Alicia Keys on The Voice and I swear she was wearing vintage 80s. If not 80s, definitely inspired by the 80s.

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  20. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Winners sweatshirts... yes, I bought all the Memphis sweatshirts!! Clearance. The shorts are men's swimming trunks and I bought them st Walmart!


    It astounds me when I find Memphis in the brand new world!

    Below is the authentic Memphis design of Nathalie du Pasquier



    Below are some Ettore Sottsass's designs.




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