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There is also the small issue of the 1980s being nothing new, even in their new incarnation. American Apparel has been capitalizing on the decade for some time. Louis Vuitton has a Stephen Sprouse tribute collection in stores now, J.Crew has neon patent leather flip-flops for spring, and boyfriend jackets have been on the radar since last year.
Bloomingdales fashion director Stephanie Solomon says many 1980s looks are already selling in her stores, including leather leggings, which are blowing out. By the time the fall clothes were seeing on the runways now arrive in August, she says, the customer will be on to something else.
The 1990s, perhaps?
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