[Photos are of my friend Kira's 90s-tastic Guest Bedroom in Philly]
Some people feel offended that the 1990s are now considered vintage. They don't like the 90s being coined as retro; but I don't share that sentiment. I very much feel like we're in a different era. I miss the 90s, but at least the thrift stores have plenty of its clothing and other tacky fun to collect or resell.
Here's what my fellow thrifters on Twitter have to say about the "90s" being officially retro-cool enough to use as keywords for reselling:
ChicModern I guess you can consider 90s clothing vintage
thevintagecabin yea, i'd say it's vintage. if it's trendy then sell it! docs/grunge is all back so... for decor, that is another story tho.
FHCShopping Pah, it ain't vintage, but if people want to buy it, label away! I still have things in my wardrobe from university (just)
Tudorks Do we say "retro" or "vintage"? 90s are back. Bust out the mini backpacks!
Thrifting4Good Can't think of a thing that makes me think of the 90s (in terms of vintage) but I suppose it is.
vintagedamage for me: Is the item strongly of-its-time and does it represent how we view the era?
sputnikmoss 90s belted high waisted GAP jeans with a bodysuit, not that I have any actual photos or anything!
SllabStudios I actually still wear Chucks. They saw heavy rotation w/ Doc Martin boots in the early 90s. cc: @Thrifting4Good @thriftcore
alamodern Flannel shirt,jeans,old ratty Vans=90s outfit
fennarama Retro for anything that is less than 20 years old. Vintage for 20 years old and older.
FHCShopping Ugh, who wants to emphasise back flab with a teeny weeny rucksack? You know how gammon is tied up with string?
Thank you everyone for participating with enthusiasm! (I love the retro college/high school photos we shared, anyone brave enough to share those in the comments, too?) Who's had success reselling 90s clothes? How about decor? (Although that gaudy plastic crap is likely filling landfills and guest bedrooms for the most part!)
Also, what are your 90s favorites? Here's mine:
Movie: Anything Batman! (Since Michael Jackson Moonwalker and Transformers The Movie are 80s)
Cartoon: Rocko's Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy, though "Batman the Animated Series" was amazing for many reasons. The 90s is the Cartoon Renaissance!
Music: Michael and Janet Jackson, Prince
Video Games: Sonic the Hedgehog, Resident Evil 1 & 2, Parasite Eve
Fashion: Neon-colored things
Activities: Science/Astronomy Clubs, watching cartoons, drawing, writing, playing "teacher" (never "doctor"!), bouncing off the walls like a gnat on crack.
Tell me about your 90s favorites and your 90s reselling successes!