Cop That 90's Look: Where to shop!

May 20, 2018

Everybody (and we mean everybody) wanted to get their hands on some of that sweet, sweet 90s look when Bruno Mars and Cardi B lit up the stage for the 2018 Grammys. We don't blame you, though.


What makes the style crazy good isn't just because it's vibrant, colorful, and two of the best artists in the hip hop industry are wearing it, but because it pays homage to a classic 90s show: In Living Color

Starring Jamie Foxx, Marlon Wayans, Jennifer Lopez, and Jim Carrey, Mars tweeted once before that it was one of his all-time favorite shows growing up—and who can blame him?


In fact, Mars loved the show so much that his ode to the show stretched beyond the fabric. Finesse was shot in the then-standard 4:3 ratio, instead of today's widely used 16:9 (widescreen). And if we haven't mentioned it yet, Cardi B also jumped in on the trend with her own look to compliment the performance:

Fortunately for us, much of the style during the 90s is making a huge comeback, and the supply & demand is holding. So if you're looking to start dripping in finesse, you've come to the right place! We've rounded up a few places where you can score your very own version of that living color fashion. And the best part? These shops won't break the bank.

Before we start going ham on the "add to cart" buttons on our trusty shops, let's go over the basics first: For the gents, Bruno Mars:

And for the ladies, Cardi B:

Now that you're all set and have taken these pointers from the masters themselves, let's take a look at where we'll be stopping and shopping.

Striped shirts: 90s Kids PH

90s Kids PH sells a respectable line of good quality striped t-shirts, ringer t's, and boyfriend shirts. Prices range from 150 to 400 depending on the type of shirt, and they do shipping and meet-ups! To see more of their designs, prices, and sizing, check out their Instagram and Shopee page. They also have a sunnies and specs shop where you can get your own 90s colored lens glasses.

Printed long sleeves and crewnecks: Poly Toly Owie

PolyTolyOwie is jam-packed with 90s designs. These guys sell custom t-shirts, tie dyes, crewnecks, and hoodies that range from 250 to 800 depending on your design and type of shirt. You can check out this Instagram page for orders and this one for designs and sizes. They also have a Facebook page, Viber (+63 906 804 6954), and SMS (+639565748808) if you want to talk to them about shipping.

Gold chains and hoop earrings: MNL Gold

MNG Gold sells all sorts of gold jewelry, from basic chains to necklaces with intricate designs, as well as rings, bracelets, and earrings. Keep yourself loaded since this'll be the most expensive part in the 90s fashion as prices start around ₱800 and can go well over ₱1,000. Follow their Instagram page and send them a DM or reach them through Viber (+63 915 662 5974) for inquiries and orders. They accept deposits at BDO, BPI, and can also do money remittance and cash on delivery. *Bling bling*

Caps and bucket hats: Reckless Few PH

Reckless Few PH has quite a few options you might want, so take a look at their Instagram page and see what hey have to offer. Price varies between products, but it's safe to say that it's around the 300~350 range, so take a look around and see what matches your style! If you want to see the designs yourself, head on over to Empire Maginhawa to see the store, or message them on Viber/SMS (+63 917 112 7311) for orders or inquiries.

Crop tops: COPPER

Shopcopper is every girl's one stop shop. With new arrivals that come by almost weekly, this online store stocks up on a wide selection of clothes. Still based on the 90s fashion trend, you'll find retro pieces ranging from crop tops and denims to leather jackets and plaid shirts—and a lot more! For more ideas on their designs, head on over to their Instagram page, and then to their website to see the prices. Prices range from ₱400~₱1,300, so save up if you want to get the (really) good stuff!

Jackets, windbreakers, and button downs: Retrograde PH

Boys, you better line yourselves up for this one. Retrograde PH is the absolute place to be to get anything from the southern Chicago's fashion to the windy city of Miami's floral print designs. If you take a quick visit to their Instagram page, you'll see that their items range from button down short-sleeved shirts to authentic couture merch—but for a price. Floral print button downs start at ₱550 a piece, but if you want to score those sweet Prada Windbreakers and Tommy Hilfiger originals, you'll have to start bidding. Some even go up as far as ₱3,800 for a deal! So for this one, save up if you want to score those American dreams.

High socks: Sockhouse MNL

The name speaks for itself! Sockhouse MNL is the place to be for all things under your feet. They sell all different kinds of designs for socks, and we're sure that there's at least one pair here to fit your 90s needs. Be patient with their Instagram page, though, because it's private and Sockhouse takes a while to accept follow requests. However, if you're keen on checking out most of their designs for yourself, they have several physical stores around Quezon City and Pasay.

So what are you waiting for? It's time to go shopping!

*This [original] article was originally published in RoundUp.PH

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