Ah yes, the ’90s. The decade that brought us choker necklaces and the Backstreet Boys. There is a lot to be thankful for that came out of the ’90s and other things… not so much. We don’t miss men donning oversized jeans or platform shoes in shiny, plastic materials, but it is fun to look back and at get a laugh out of the fads from this decade. What can truly make us nostalgic are the stores that made up everyone’s closets in the ’90s. So let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
Below are the five best ’90s brands you showed the most love to.
Abercrombie & FitchJustin Sullivan/Getty Images
There were few things that flaunted one’s style better than the classic moose somewhere on your shirt. One could display their Abercrombie & Fitch obsession with a plain tee with a massive logo or the beloved, little moose on a polo shirt in literally any color imaginable. It honestly didn’t matter how beautiful or ugly the item was, if it had a moose on it, it was considered stylish.
Although Tommy Hilfiger’s brand image has transformed quite a bit since the ’90s, there was a time when Hilfiger was the “it” brand. Snoop Dogg, Destiny’s Child, Kate Hudson and more were seen wearing Hilfiger all over the place in the ’90s. A popular look worn by Destiny’s Child was a bandeau with Tommy Hilfiger written across the chest (refer to the main photo) with matching underwear and denim overalls on top. Classic.
Sean JohnThos Robinson/Getty Images
From velour sweat suits to matching denim jackets and jean duos, Puff Daddy’s clothing line, Sean John, owned the fashion scene in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This was also when Puff Daddy was most famous, so it makes sense.
NauticaNeilson Barnard/Getty Images for Nautica
Nautica is another brand that made it out alive after the ’90s passed on. With their puffy, multi-colored wind and water-resistant jackets, it’s no wonder yachters made it their duty to keep this brand afloat. Although these jackets were made for rough sailing, many people were seen wearing their signature logos to major fashion events.
TimberlandTommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Timberland
There is a saying that all fashion is inspired by the past. Therefore what was once trending can make a comeback. Timberland must be happy about that because these shoes were the Uggs of the ’90s and they’re growing in popularity once again.
With Timberlands and choker necklaces finding their way back into the fashion world of 2016, maybe you’ll be stopping by one of these stores sooner than you think.