Anyone obsessed with vintage Strawberry Shortcake probably dreamed of these pieces of sugary sweet delight featuring their favorite gal – dolls and toys, of course, but also bedding, wallpaper, roller skates and more.
From pretty in pink to bold in black, teen girls put a lot of time and money into finding just the perfect now-vintage ’80s prom dress. Here’s a look at more than a hundred of the styles available back then!
Barbie wasn’t just a doll – she had an empire! Look back at Vintage Barbie play sets, complete with friends and family, fabulous dollhouses, pools, pets… and lots and lots of fashionable clothing.
For decades after their introduction in 1963, Easy-Bake Ovens showed up on wish lists for Santa and for birthdays, and millions of them were sold. Take a look back!
What were girls, tweens & teens wearing in 1983? See vintage ’80s clothes for girls like preppy polo shirts, ruffle-trimmed plaid blouses, oversized shirt-dresses, dirndl skirts, and drop-waist minidresses.
Look back at these cute vintage Tinkerbell manicure kits, BO-PO (Brush-on, peel-off) nail polish and other beauty treats marketed to little girls back in the ’70s and ’80s. Lots of memories here!
Back in the seventies and eighties, these vintage Fisher-Price dolls enchanted millions of little kids. They were available in a few different sizes, styles and colors, and you could get them a lot of different outfits.
These vintage Sew Magic & Sew Perfect toys were working sewing machines that let kids do real sewing, but without having to use needle and thread by hand.
What should you put in a hope chest? It’s an old-fashioned tradition, so we tripped back 100 years to get these explanations of what they were for, and why they were such a big deal for women long ago.
Pajamas that, by their appearance, whisk you back to the memorably warm, cozy little bed you slept in when you were 10 are all the more efficiently escapist and, therefore, all the more to be prized.
Halloween greeting cards made especially for children became popular in the 1970s – most far more sweet than scary. Look back at these vintage Halloween cards for kids from the ’70s and ’80s!
Check out these old school toys: vintage ’80s Playskool play sets, which kids could use to imagine and build their own mini worlds.
These cute vintage greeting cards were sent to parents in the ’60s to welcome a new baby to the world. Here are some of the sentiments people shared 50+ years ago!
How did the Girl Scouts get started? Here’s a look back a century to look at Girl Scout history along with insight into what they offered to girls across the US.
The rooms shown here aren’t just fun to look at, they also have room to play and plenty of shelf and storage space for games and books and sports and hobby paraphernalia.
‘Suzy Homemaker’ was the name of a vintage line of toy appliances that encouraged girls to play by cleaning and cooking… just like mom!
Hot on the heels of the flower child era, back in 1974, Mattel introduced a set of toys that were sort of the anti-Barbie: The Sunshine Family dolls.
Who was buying ’70s juniors clothes? In 1973, for back-to-school, teen girls spent a total of more than $3 billion in 60 days on the latest fashions. Here’s a look at what was available back then!
See what kids in the early ’80s were hoping to find under the Christmas tree by browsing the toys and games section of the 1981 Sears Wishbook catalog!
Look back at ’70s clothes for girls from the 1973 JC Penney catalog! Plaids and dots, florals and stripes, denim and corduroy, gingham and seersucker, ice cream colors, country kitchen colors and more.
Prom gowns are going romantic! Full-length pink taffeta-confections – like those from Gunne Sax — are the hottest-selling dream creation as high school prom season nears. Take a look back!
Here’s what boys and girls wore in the winter during the 1890s – and how you might have seen those Victorian-era children dressed up for Christmas and the other holidays of the season.
6 million teenagers love to sew – this is what they will make this fall Ladies’ Home Journal – September 1960 Full of enthusiasm, teenagers
Here are vintage Victorian directions for a Marie Antoinette dress sewing pattern for a little girl, trimmed with bias ruffles, and headed with a bais band of satin.
Every little girl wants a dress for Christmas Sweet as a sugarplum: A tucked shirtwaist top, a wide, gathered velveteen skirt and a bias-striped sash
Laughter is a serious thing. Hoot if you must, but strict attention should be paid to how you laugh and when. It is the barometer of your emotional state. Precisely put, laughter is a form of behavior.
There is, without question, more work to be done in New York than in any other place in America – which means it’s a good place to start a career. There are also more persons looking there for jobs than in any other place in the world.
Fashions for fun – with teen jive! America’s feminine teenagers, who have acquired a reputation as inventors of their own fashion fads — plus their own colorful
By their fads, ye shall know them (1975) By Carol Kramer – The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) December 6, 1975 Can you find your look?
With a Lego set, there’s never ever “nothin’ to do” She has boundless energy and an endless imagination. Now she has a building set that
Here are three pages showing the latest dresses for young girls, as seen in the Best & Co. catalog published for the winter of 1967.