24 Things We Miss From The 90’s

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We’ll always have a special place in our heart for the 90’s. Although our favorite era may have come to an end over 16 years ago, we still find ourselves pining for these 24 things we miss from the 90’s.

1. 90’s teen magazines

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There was nothing more exciting than opening your mailbox and seeing the latest YM, Sassy, Teen or Seventeen.

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Even poring over the ads was fun!

 

2. dELiA*s Catalog

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Shopping online may be easier, but girls these days will *never* experience the joy of poring over a Delia’s catalog and wishing you could afford everything… or, well, anything.

3. Jordan Catalano

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There’s something about Jordan Catalano and the way he… leans. Sigh.

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4. Mix tapes 

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Making the perfect mix tape was an art form. Receiving one meant someone liked you enough to spend hours waiting for the right songs to come onto the radio. *Swoon*

 

5. AIM

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Ah, the good old days when it was possible to convey so much *~eMoTiOn~* with a simple away message and when you were too innocent to realize that your 14 year old “internet boyfriend” from Daytona Beach was actually a middle-aged predator.

 

6. Lip Smackers

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Your favorite flavor said a lot about you. Dr. Pepper? So basic!

 

7. Oregon Trail

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Dying of dysentery was basically the most exciting thing that could ever happen during a school day in the ’90s.

 

8. MASH

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According to MASH, I should totally living with Brad Renfro and our three kids in a mansion in Paris, driving a pink corvette, and working as a veterinarian right now. *DrEaM LiFe*

 

9. Trapper Keepers 

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Filled with Lisa Frank folders and notebooks, of course!

 

10. Tamagotchi

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Hey, remember when your biggest responsibility in life was keeping a digital pet alive?

 

11. Slap bracelets

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How great would it be to have access to a slap bracelet every time your stupid cube mate annoys you?

 

12. Roller skating parties

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Can we make it socially acceptable to start having birthday parties at skating rinks again? They’re way more fun than parties at clubs.

 

13. Receving (and passing) notes

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Remember when folding notes was an art form? These days, we can barely be bothered to return a text, much less write a letter. L.Y.L.A.S. B.F.F.A.E!!

 

14. Pagers

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It took ages to convince your mom that pagers aren’t only for drug dealers. Picking the perfect pager code and coolest case were big life decisions. 143!

 

15. Hair wraps and friendship bracelets

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The 90’s were an exciting time for embroidery thread manufacturers everywhere.

 

16. 90’s scents

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While you won’t see us spraying one of those old school Gap scents on us before heading off to work, we do sort of wish we could get our hands on some for smell ja vu purposes. Fun fact: Gap Grass is currently going for $125+ on eBay.

 

17. Book It

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If we still got free pizza for reading books, well… I’d have a lot of free pizzas. Can we make this happen??

 

18. Young Leonardo DiCaprio 

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Remember when young, mostly-innocent Leonardo DiCaprio made us swoon in Romeo and Juliet and Titanic? Unfortunately, the older he gets, the closer he begins to veer towards greasy Jack Nicholson territory. *tears*
19. 90’s supermodels 

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Remember when models had curves, looked glam and seemed like people you’d actually want to be friends with? Also: we still want to be Cindy Crawford when we grow up.

 

20. 90’s music videos

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90’s music videos are filled with an abundance of hideous color-coordinated outfits, fish-eye lenses and coordinated dance routines. So ridiculous, yet so, so good.

 

21. T.G.I.F.

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Almost every single one of our favorite 90’s TV shows was on ABC’s TGIF lineup, particularly Full House, Boy Meets World and Family Matters.

 

22. Landline phones

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Sure, cell phones are great – but it was way easier to screen calls in the 90’s. That whole “I haven’t been home much lately!” excuse doesn’t cut it anymore. Now, we’re forced to be connected 24/7, whether we like it or not.

Remember when this scene from Clueless was funny and not, like, normal?

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23. Sweet Valley High

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Although we firmly believe that Sweet Valley High totally ruined our lives, we still hold a special place in our hearts for Jessica and Elizabeth’s antics.

 

24. 90’s fashion

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KIDDING! In the words of Cher Horowitz: Ugh, as if!

 

 

What do YOU miss from the 90’s? Tell us in the comments section – we may add it to the list !

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