90’s Comeback


Jelly Shoes & Smokin’ Ciggys

There was a time when you wouldn’t be caught dead in jelly shoes, Doc Martens or fanny packs but fashion trends change fast. You may have looked back on your elementary or middle school pictures and cringe at the sight of your overalls and the brightly-colored scrunchy in your hair. Now, if you have a bold sense of fashion, you are probably hitting thrift shops to find the clothes you once mocked and gave away, or maybe you are raiding your mother’s or even grandmother’s closets to try and stay ahead of the fashion trends.

90s Girls

Tough girls and their fanny packs


Fanny packs recently took a slingshot ride back to modern day attire. What was once thought of as borderline nerdy in the early 2000s is now a standard way to accessorize an outfit. Fanny packs are especially popular with music festival-goers and concert fanatics because they are a convenient way to carry your things without losing them.


Tattoo Chokers & Oversized Sweats

One of the fondest memories for ’90s children was taking a smooth, shiny quarter, sticking it in a machine and claiming your 25-cent treasure with a quick twist. The holiest of prizes was a stretchy, black tattoo-style choker, which symbolized the best of the ’90s generation.


Showin’ off your bellies since 1990

If you watch any ’90s sitcom, you will discover those characters made crop tops “fetch” before the modern generations. This trends appears in ’90s hit movie “Clueless,” while movies like “Mean Girls” reinforced its influence to the modern generations. Although the style was the same, the delivery has changed a bit. There is a fine line between looking fashionable and exposing your abdomen to the whole world.


Skyy Stratosphere modeling Filthy Rebena‘s line of Flannel

A fashion trend that may never die is flannel — the ultimate grunge symbol. Perhaps it will always be associated with the best of the ’80s and ’90s, but this style has survived generations. Today it can still be used to assemble a grunge look, but its influence has expanded. Flannel is also associated with the country scene as a very prominent fashion trend. It is a versatile look that everyone can enjoy.


We are well into 2015, but the ’90s influence is hotter than ever

So here is a moment of silence to the overalls you regret donating to Goodwill, the infinite stretchy chokers you lost or broke and the chunky jewelry you refused from your grandmother because you thought it was dorky. One can only hope that fashion trends such as frosted tips, platform Rocketdogs and light up sneakers stay tucked beneath the surface forever.

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Etsy Vintage Swap


Filthy Rebena will be refreshing our Spring wardrobe at the Etsy Vintage Swap.  We hope to meet like-minded vintage hunters, receive advice on starting an Etsy shop and swap vintage treasures for a great cause.  All remaining clothes will be donated to Goodwill Industries.  Here are the details:

Gladstone Hotel : Ballroom
1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6
April 9, 2015
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

How to swap:
– Bring at least one item of vintage clothing to swap: clothing, shoes, jewelry, hats, scarves, handbags.
– 5 items are allowed per person
– All items must be 20 years or older
– All items must be freshly cleaned, smoke free and in good condition.
– If Etsy feels that the item doesn’t meet these criteria, it may not be able to include it in the swap but it will donated to Goodwill
– One donated item equals one stamp, or the number of items you can choose to take home
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Keep in mind that all swaps are final. The event is free to attend, though we welcome you to bring a $2 donation to go toward Goodwill

If you’ll be attending the Etsy Vintage Clothing Swap please let us know in the comments below.  We’d love to say hello!

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