Wednesday, April 18, 2007

ESPRIT. Back to Roots.

OMG!!! I almost had a heart attack when I found out that ESPRIT was "retro-ing" (there's that word again) some of the items that made them famous in the 80's!!! I calmed down but was still happy when I found out it was that good ol' school logo of theirs, on tees and their famous canvas tote...if they ever brought back some of the items you'll see below, I would most certainly have a guaranteed melt-down!

Let's discuss...ESPRIT was the 80's, no doubt about that, especially here in the Bay being that it was/is a San Francisco based company. The shocking color combo's and kooky graphics created a following that caused hour long waits outside of the SF outlet store. My first piece of ESPRIT was a hand-me-down from a family friend, it was a magenta and teal polo, I cherished that polo. My first trip to the outlet was as big a deal to me as going to Disneyland, and at the time it was an even bigger deal! I remember the ride over the bridge into SF with my teacher, Ms. Gilbertson and her daughter/my friend Cybil. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world! So, as it goes, ESPRIT is going back to their roots and offering the logo that made them famous, for sale again...

Logo t-shirt, $19.50
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Logo tote, $29.50
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"Original Goods"
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More of the O.G. This is what would make me freak-out!! If they ever brought this back, I don't know what I would do!!! The top on the right is from my childhood, I rocked it hard back them and seeing as it still fits (in that too small in a good way way) it makes an appearance now and again.
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And you wonder what inspired your all-over print tee...
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Another piece I managed to hang on to from my youth...wish I still had the matching dress.
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Catalogs from 1984.
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And some picts from inside. No, I don't have a scanner so until then, my picts will shine on!
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Now if we can get GUESS? to bring back their zipper jeans and Genera to offer up some of their Hyper Color t-shirts, we would be good to go!

1 Comments:

Blogger seth said...

Hi,

I would like to get in touch with you as I run a vintage company from the UK and I think you'd be interested in what I do?

myspace.com/zone7vintage

Please get in touch

Seth

3:07 PM, April 20, 2007  

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