dELiA*s

In December dELiA*s filed for bankruptcy, but what would 90s revival be without the quintessential teen girls’ alternative clothing company? Last month the brand announced it will relaunch this August under new ownership!

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Perched on a rock wearing my Delia’s bomber jacket with men’s work pants from Volunteers of America.

As a teenager I loved getting their catalogs in the mail and I (and my little sister AND my high school boyfriend) wore my green corduroy bomber jacket (possibly the only item I ever actually purchased from dELiA*s) until the trim was matted and brown.

The first week I wore it to school one of my classmates was incensed because she had planned to order the same jacket and now she couldn’t!

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Cameron wearing my Delia’s jacket while drawing pictures with my sister 

 

 

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Hanging out at Dublin AMC movie theatre in my Delia’s jacket and a striped sweater from Volunteers of America.

Even though I didn’t spend much money with them (I got most of my clothes at various Volunteers of America thrift stores), I spent hours flipping through the pages of the catalogs, admiring the models’ grungy thrift store chic style. I must have cut out hundreds of images of girls in slip dresses, baby barrettes, pastel nail polish, and Mary Janes for collages.

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  1. Noodles

    Must be catching, the 90’s clothing thing I mean. I just received a new pair of straight pipe JNCOs in the mail a few weeks ago. I love them and I think I’ll be. living in them for awhile to break em in!

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