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Digital watches for everyone The hot gift-giving trend of the late '70s
Digital watches: The hot tech trend of the ’70s & ’80s

Watches are popular gift items, and as many as seven out of every 10 digital watches are bought by customers as gifts for someone else. Prices begin as low as about $10 and run up into the hundreds of dollars for either of two different types of digital watches.

10 top TV catchphrases of the ’80s

Do you remember these totally awesome TV catchphrases of the ’80s? Which of these lines from the eighties do you still find yourself saying every now and then?

Gunne Sax prom dresses of the eighties

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!

Custom paint jobs for vans
The vanning craze and custom paint jobs for vans (1977)

Vanning has become an American craze. Today it means to personalize a common van and build a lifestyle around it. Throngs of Americans are doing it. A key feature of the outing is the mutual admiration of vans and the adorning artwork.