Monday, February 21, 2011

Junior Vintage

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I remember back in the 80's, the only place dedicated to kids' clothing was a very conservative mall chain called "Junior Swank".  I don't remember any of my friends or family shopping there.  In the windows, there were always little mannequins wearing very formal and stiff looking clothing.  I think the majority of us got our clothes from department stores.  Looking back at the images from the "Love Boat" episodes, it occurred to me that vintage stores and websites rarely feature kids and preteen clothing.  One of the best television shows to feature junior retro clothing is "The Brady Bunch".  Each episode had 6 kids showing off the latest trends from the 1970's.  We can laugh at them now, but we do so with a lot of affection.

Kids these days are so much more aware of their appearances.  I have many young piano students and neighbours who insist on picking out their own clothes for school.  They're lucky that nowadays, there are many stores that have great children's sections.  Like adult fashions, teen fashions seem to really be paying homage to the 1970's and 1980's.  Of course for these young people, a lot of the trendy stuff out there all seem new and cool but for us we're seeing it the second time around.

Have a look at some of these junior fashions.  Some can be considered very current today, some are just plan fun to look at:

Summer Korean Fashion Retro Shoulder Pad Lace Dress S

Kelly's Kids Girls Red Dress w/Retro Blue Flower Sz 5/6

childrens place dress 6x 7 american girl mod retro

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