Vintage (n): class of dated object with reference to era of production or use.
While pop culture is known for including the latest styles and trends, there is always room in the scope of pop culture for items of yesteryear. This is evident with the rise in popularity of various vintage items, such as vinyl records, Polaroid cameras, circle-frame glasses, and many others. Though all vintage items are gaining popularity, the most popular vintage item in pop culture are vinyl records. Records, which were wildly popular in the mid -19thcentury are coming back. Various stores, including clothing store Urban Outfitters are selling vinyl records in their stores. Another popular vintage item is the Polaroid camera. The Polaroid camera is an instant camera which takes a picture and prints the picture instantly. Popular in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Polaroids became almost obsolete by the end of the 20th century. In the past couple of years, companies, though not the Polaroid Corporation, have produced instant cameras reminiscent of the original Polaroid.
The rise in popularity of vintage items has even reached the radar of Keppel students. Senior Tiara Daniels comments, “I like vintage because I feel like I was born in the wrong era and vintage makes me feel like I’m going back in time.”
While we may not know how long these vintage items will be popular, we know for sure that they are popular now and that we should enjoy them while they last.