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99 Nostalgic Clothing Items

From Disney-Loving Denim to Nostalgic Surrealist T-Shirts

— October 23, 2013 — Fashion
While modern fashion designs continue to feature abstract and futuristic themes, these nostalgic clothing items are all about appreciating vintage styles and pop culture references that were big back in the day.

Allowing consumers to become sentimental and emotional about a piece of clothing is a clever marketing tactic that allows retailers to connect with buyers on a deeper level. It is through featuring vintage references and old school pop culture icons that fashion designers are able reignite fond memories of how fashion and culture used to be. By incorporating references to 80s television shows, vintage video games and classic movies, these nostalgic clothing items are able to emotionally connect with buyers and allow them to reminisce about what used to be popular way back when.
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99
Nostalgic Puppet Hosiery
Nostalgic Puppet Hosiery
These Sesame Street Leggings Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again
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98
Reinvented Basketball Kicks
Reinvented Basketball Kicks
These Pony City Wings have Been Updated but Still Hold onto Tradition
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97
8-Bit Hogwarts Shirts
8-Bit Hogwarts Shirts
This Fantasy Novel Attire is Perfect for Gamers Too
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96
Fighting Game Fashions
Fighting Game Fashions
The Minimalist Mortal Kombat Tee is for Artsy Gamers
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95
Multifunctional Character Hats
Multifunctional Character Hats
This Grover Winter Hat Has a Scarf That Will Cuddle You Warm
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94
Vengeful Gaming Mashup Tees
Vengeful Gaming Mashup Tees
The Kill Bullet Bill Shirt Blends Cult Classics with Gamer Style
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93
Nintendo-Inspired Button-Ups
Nintendo-Inspired Button-Ups
The Super Mario Chambray Shirts Celebrates the Bowser-Bashing Bros
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92
Nostalgic Patriotic Jerseys
Nostalgic Patriotic Jerseys
The US Men’s Hockey Team Jerseys are Olympic-Ready
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91
8-Bit Cartography Kilts
8-Bit Cartography Kilts
The Map of Hyrule Skirt is Designed for Fashionable Zelda Superfans
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90
Youthfully Nostalgic Menswear
Youthfully Nostalgic Menswear
The Libertine Fall/Winter 2013 Collection Shows Clashing Pairings
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89
Nostalgic Victory Apparel
Nostalgic Victory Apparel
Remember the Days When Winning Was Everything with This Gamer T-shirt
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88
Explosive Gamer Tees
Explosive Gamer Tees
This Adorable T-Shirt Design Showcases a Recognizable Super Mario Character
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87
Childish Gamer Celebratory Shirts
Childish Gamer Celebratory Shirts
BAPE Street Fighter Tees Celebrate 25 Years of Street Fighters
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86
Pixelated Printed Tees
Pixelated Printed Tees
The Daid David T004 Collection Boasts Vibrant Colors & Futuristc Patterns
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85
Iconic Cartoon Apparel
Iconic Cartoon Apparel
Wear Mickey and Friends with the Cityfellaz x Disney Capsule Collection
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84
Retro Nintendo Dresses
Retro Nintendo Dresses
HereandThereVintage Gives Ladies a Geeky Makeover
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83
Pixelated Dresses
Pixelated Dresses
The Razzle Dress by The Cassette Society is Sophisticated
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82
Wicked Warrior Sweaters
Wicked Warrior Sweaters
Addict Clothing is Hooked on These Marvel T-Shirts and Sweaters
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81
Nostalgic Storybook Swimwear
Nostalgic Storybook Swimwear
Feel Youthful in the Alice in Wonderland Swimsuit
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80
Bold Fast-Food Fashions
Bold Fast-Food Fashions
The Lazy Oaf Hot Dawg Body Con Dress is Vividly Patterned
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79
Nerdy 8-Bit Ties
Nerdy 8-Bit Ties
The Pixel-8 Necktie is Perfect for Fans of Retro Video Games
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78
Pixelated Graphic T-Shirts
Pixelated Graphic T-Shirts
These Pixel-Inspired Tees from Pixelivery are Digitally Delightful
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77
Vintage Soda Pop Fashions
Vintage Soda Pop Fashions
This Line of Coca-Cola Clothes is Filled with Bubbly Vintage Chic
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76
Pixelated Runway Presentations
Pixelated Runway Presentations
The Anrealage Fall 2011 Collection Features Fierce 8-Bit Fashion
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75
Geeky Gaming Bomber Jackets
Geeky Gaming Bomber Jackets
The Nintendo Controller Jacket is a Retro Gamer's Dream Coat
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74
Retro Video Game Skirts
Retro Video Game Skirts
This Duck Hunt-Inspired Ensemble Features the Old School 8-Bit Game
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73
Teen Wizard Swimwear
Teen Wizard Swimwear
This Harry Potter One-Piece from Black Milk Celebrates the Magical Icon
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72
Iconic Puppet Tees
Iconic Puppet Tees
Threadless 'The Muppets' Collection Celebrates the Much-Anticipated Movie
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71
Gamer Approved Rain Gear
Gamer Approved Rain Gear
The Retro Arcade Poncho From Fred Flare is Weather-Proof
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70
Geeky Military Medal Tees
Geeky Military Medal Tees
This Highly Decorated T-Shirt is for the Hardcore Nerd
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69
Nostalgic Action Figure Apparel
Nostalgic Action Figure Apparel
Dress Up in a Power Ranger Tunic Tank to Become Your Favorite Hero
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68
Nostalgic Gamer Fashion
Nostalgic Gamer Fashion
The Pokemon Belt Will Make You Feel Like a Game Master
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67
Retro Gamer Frocks
Retro Gamer Frocks
The Pac-Man Tank Dress by 80stess is Adorably Geeky
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66
Classic Arcade Hero Attire
Classic Arcade Hero Attire
The Mega Man Hoodie Hides a Mega Blaster Up its Sleeve
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65
Colorfully Gelatinous Tights
Colorfully Gelatinous Tights
These Gummy Bear Leggings are Perfect for Those with a Sweet Tooth
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64
Folded Photo Fashions
Folded Photo Fashions
The Postcards from Blackpool 2013 Collection by Carrie-Ann Stein
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63
Raver-Themed Athletic Runways
Raver-Themed Athletic Runways
The Y-3 Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is 90s Inspired
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62
Celeb-Obsessed Tees
Celeb-Obsessed Tees
The F****** Y****! x Roberto Piqueras Limited Edition T-shirt is Nostalgic
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61
Softy Soccer Shirts
Softy Soccer Shirts
The SOPHNET Disney Football Collection is Perfect for Footie Fanatics
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60
Nostalgic Knotted Turbans
Nostalgic Knotted Turbans
These Oversized 50s Housewife Turbans are Perfect for the Summer’s
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59
Cute Cartoon Sketches
Cute Cartoon Sketches
The Original Fake KAWS Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket T-Shirts are Simple
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58
Game Addict Apparel
Game Addict Apparel
The 'Just One More Level' Tee is Fit for Hardcore Gamers
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57
Kindergarden Couture Catalogs
Kindergarden Couture Catalogs
The Sasu Kauppi Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is Childlike
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56
Fresh Prince-Inspired Threads
Fresh Prince-Inspired Threads
The Nike X Cassette Playa Rivalry Collection is Wiggity Whack
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55
Retro Arcade Tees
Retro Arcade Tees
Relive The Glory Days of Gaming With the Super Street Fighter Collection
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54
Skulltastic Disney Shirts
Skulltastic Disney Shirts
Bounty Hunter x David Flores Shirt Gives Mickey an Intense Makeover
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53
Retro Denim Collections
Retro Denim Collections
Get Inspired by the '60s with the Levis Vintage AW 2013 Lookbook
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52
Faux Gamer Christmas Sweaters
Faux Gamer Christmas Sweaters
The 8bit Christmas Shirt is Inspired by Horrendous Holiday Attire
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51
Hardcore Gamer Hoodies
Hardcore Gamer Hoodies
The 'Captain N' Game Boy Hoodie Keeps Lonely Geeks Warm
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50
Icognito Gamer Garb
Icognito Gamer Garb
The Assassin's Creed Monteriggioni Hoodie is for Nerds in the Know
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49
Tetris-Inspired Swimwear
Tetris-Inspired Swimwear
The 'Retro Gamer Swimsuit' is Adorkable
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48
Sporty Gamer Tees
Sporty Gamer Tees
The Duck Hunt T-Shirt is an 8-Bit Fashion Statement
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47
Super Soldier Gamerwear
Super Soldier Gamerwear
Aid Humanity in the Marc Ecko Halo 3 Master Chief Hoodie
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46
Seductive Gamer Frocks
Seductive Gamer Frocks
The Nintendo Dress Makes a Nerdy and Stylish Fashion Statement
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45
Retro Arcade Polos
Retro Arcade Polos
Video Game Buffs Will Love the Fred Perry PAC-MAN Collection
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44
Retro Gamer Jumpers
Retro Gamer Jumpers
The Nintendo Gameboy Baby Clothes are Adorable and Dorky
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43
Haute Gamer Couture
Haute Gamer Couture
Sparkly Mario Eveningwear is a 1Up Mushroom Fashion Collection
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42
Disney-Loving Denim
Disney-Loving Denim
The Disney Dr. Romanelli Clot Jean Jacket Collection is for Mouseketeers
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41
Female Gamer Outfits
Female Gamer Outfits
The 'Shhh Couture' Latex Super Mario Costume is Ideal for Parties
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40
Nostalgic Surrealist T-Shirts
Nostalgic Surrealist T-Shirts
The Scream Tee Features America's Favorite Burglar-Evading Kid
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39
Geeky Gamer Jackets
Geeky Gamer Jackets
Super Mario Hoodies Turn You into a Gaming Hero
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38
80s-Inspired Graphic Sneakers
80s-Inspired Graphic Sneakers
Melody Ehsani’s Love Shoe Will Turn Heads
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37
Designer Disney Shirts
Designer Disney Shirts
BLACK Comme des Garcons Mickey Mouse Tees in a Dazzling Design
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36
Film Buff Bathers
Film Buff Bathers
Shark vs. Mermaid Suits are Sure to Delight
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35
Interpreted Icon Tees
Interpreted Icon Tees
The Mickey by the World Collection is Flawless
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34
Garments for Gamers
Garments for Gamers
The Tetris Dress Makes Games Wearable
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33
Video Game-Inspired Leggings
Video Game-Inspired Leggings
Embrace a Favorite Childhood Game with Pac-Man Leggings by Romwe
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32
Patterned 90s Menswear
Patterned 90s Menswear
Anne Galan Shoots Hip Hop-Inspired Outfits for Wrong Magazine
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31
Retro Gaming Tees
Retro Gaming Tees
Tetris Skyline T-Shirt Celebrates 25th Anniversary
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30
Festive Sci-Fi Shirts
Festive Sci-Fi Shirts
Geeky Christmas Tees are Great as Casual Christmas Clothes
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29
Suggestively Printed Crop Tops
Suggestively Printed Crop Tops
These Skin-Baring Tees Repurpose Classic Disney Images
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28
Formal Gamer Wear
Formal Gamer Wear
The 'Space Invaders' Tie is a Must-Have for Professional Gamers
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27
Movie-Inspired Clothing Collections
Movie-Inspired Clothing Collections
Opening Ceremony 'TRON: Legacy' Collection is MCP-Approved
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26
8-Bit Character Caps
8-Bit Character Caps
The Super Mario Bros Hat Collection from New Era Features Multiple Players
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25
Game-Stream Fashion
Game-Stream Fashion
'Last Action Gamer' Offers Geeky Streamlined T-Shirt Designs
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24
Electronic Tees Recharge With Hugs
Electronic Tees Recharge With Hugs
8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt
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23
Geeky Tetris Stockings
Geeky Tetris Stockings
Relive Old School Arcade Fun with the Retro Gamer Leggings
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22
Playfully Patterned Lookbooks
Playfully Patterned Lookbooks
The New Lazy Oaf S/S 2013 Collection is Spontaneous and Funky
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21
80s Athleticwear Revivals
80s Athleticwear Revivals
The Malik by Hannah Sider Editorial Features Flamboyant Sportswear
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20
'Bambi' Print Couture
'Bambi' Print Couture
The Jean Charles de Castelbajac Fall/Winter 2010-11 Line Channels Disney
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19
Fantasy Video Game Fashion
Fantasy Video Game Fashion
Skyrim Gets Stylish in the Dragonborn Photo Series
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18
Ironic Iconic Nerd Tees
Ironic Iconic Nerd Tees
This Carlton Banks T-Shirt Implies He Lives the Thug Life
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17
Hand Game-Inspired Sweatshirts
Hand Game-Inspired Sweatshirts
This Graphic Crewneck from Rochambeau Plays Rock-Paper-Scissors
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16
90s Sitcom-Inspired Fashion
90s Sitcom-Inspired Fashion
Agi and Sam AW 2011 Brings Back the Old-School in New Line
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15
Adult 'Toy Story' Style
Adult 'Toy Story' Style
The Mighty Fine Disney ‘Toy Story 3' Tees Aren't for Kid
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14
Disney Princess Running Outfits
Disney Princess Running Outfits
These iGlow Running Ensembles Channel Fairytale Princess Charm
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13
Nostalgic 90s Apparel
Nostalgic 90s Apparel
Neon Stockyards Collection of Authentic 90s Neon Clothing
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12
Princess Twerking Tees
Princess Twerking Tees
Redbubble Just Released Hilarious Disney Princess Twerking T-Shirts
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11
Classy Video Game Costumes
Classy Video Game Costumes
This BioShock Infinite Cosplay by Ormeli is Right Out of the Video Game
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10
Retro Cool Fashion
Retro Cool Fashion
Space Invader Hoodies are for the Nostalgic Nerd
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9
Childhood Fantasy Apparel
Childhood Fantasy Apparel
The Phantaci Clot Disney Phantasia Pack is Fun Film-Themed Fashion
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8
Girly Gamer Wear
Girly Gamer Wear
Etsy Seller Makes Retro Game Boy Tube Dress
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7
Fantasy Villain Footwear
Fantasy Villain Footwear
Kobi Levi's New Line Will Help You Become the Fairest of Them All
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6
Geeky Gamer Swimwear (UPDATE)
Geeky Gamer Swimwear (UPDATE)
These Game Boy Color Swimsuits by Black Milk Design are Geeky Chic
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5
Fairytale Wedding Dresses
Fairytale Wedding Dresses
The Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Collection is for Grown-Up Princesses
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4
Psychedelic Sci-Fi Streetwear
Psychedelic Sci-Fi Streetwear
The Roberto Piqueras Fall/Winter 2013 Collection is Electric Hued
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3
Real World Movie Wardrobes
Real World Movie Wardrobes
Disney Bound Archives Ensembles Resembling Cartoon Characters
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2
Neon 90's TV Fashion
Neon 90's TV Fashion
The Fresh Prince Brings Back Old School Style Sensation
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1
Comic Book Bras
Comic Book Bras
Etsy User Megan Elizabeth Presents Nerdy Lingerie
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