The 1980s are burned into our memories in bright fluorescent hues. There's lots to miss about the `80s and we have 10 top things we're sharing -
A tween-aged babysitter. That's what the malls became in the 80s, but they also begun a serious retail-focused mindset for the youth. This created a fashion craze, stores popping up right and left. With all the naughty foods, arcades, theaters, and things to buy, the mall became a place to "play grownup" and hang out unattended for the youth.
80s fashion. There has never been a decade quite like this. The 60s were almost as unabashedly edgy, but not quite as fantasy as this decade.
For those of us who graduated from college in the 80s, the job market was wide open and incentives were commonplace to get hired on to companies. Growth in electronics, computer technology, aerospace, retail, hospitality, and MBAs created multiple offers straight out of college. With youth, ambition, and fat salaries combined, capitalism was on testosterone.
Multiplex theaters being the rage in the 80s made sense. Oh the movies! They were action-packed, youth-related, funny, and big scale productions.
Work weeks were super stressful and Friday late afternoon became the launching point for weekend partying. Quick margarita-happy, appetizer-laden restaurant chains became the new second home.
Club Med all-inclusive vacays
Club Med spoiled everyone with an all-inclusive trip. Back when there were travel agents, they were busy booking up cruises and travel packages to places like Hawaii where you didn't have to plan a thing, it was all set up for you.
The big status symbol of the time was an all-inclusive vacation to some exotic beach. Ah, the stampede of yuppies on golden sand....
Video game classics
Maybe we can't bring back the 80s, but we can revisit our favorite parts of it -