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Kid of the 80s


“When you put it on, something happens.” Members Only jackets were introduced to America in 1980.

Members Only jackets were manufactured in a wide variety of colors. The epaulette-adorned jackets were all the rage, and imitations were completely unacceptable.

Members Only was created in 1975 by Europe Craft Imports. Marcade Group/Aris Industries purchased Europe Craft Imports in 1987.

The turn of the century saw Members Only licensed and resurrected as a new line of apparel after Aris Industries went out of business and filed for bankruptcy.

Kid of the 80s


Shoulder pads became one of the defining fashion statements of the 80s.

Shoulder pads often presented the perception of status and position onto those who wore them.

They became larger and more ubiquitous as the decade wore on. To prevent excessive shoulder padding, velcro was sewn onto the pads so that the wearer could choose how many sets to wear.

The early 2010s saw resurgence of shoulder pads. Many young women imitated artists such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna, who are known for their 1980’s style jackets with shoulder pads.

Kid of the 80s


Jean jackets were an absolute necessity in the 80s. The first Levi’s jacket came in 1905, but it wasn’t until the 80s that hand pockets were added.

Jean jackets of the 80s needed to be washed for softness, or even treated with stonewash or acid wash to make it look super cool.

What do you remember about 80’s jean jackets? Do you still own one?

Kid of the 80s


We wanted to smell like Debbie Gibson in 1989. Electric Youth was the first celebrity fragrance from a teenager.

Electric Youth was marketed concurrently with Gibson’s album and single of the same title.

The fragrance was composed of a blend of citrus and other fruit essential oils, creating a fruity scent popular with the teenager demographic.

Kid of the 80s


“You wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” Brooke Shields appeared in controversial ads for Calvin Klein jeans.

In November of 1980, CBS banned the famous ad.

In 1980, the 14-year-old Brooke Shields was the youngest fashion model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue. Later that same year, she appeared in the print and TV ads for Calvin Klein jeans. The ads would help catapult Klein’s career to super-designer status.