recently thrifted, ’80s-era minneapolis-st paul mags

I need more magazines like I need a hole in the head, but when I saw these circa 1981 Mpls St. Paul mags at an estate sale last week, I just had to pick them up. And I’m so glad I did! From the advertisements ($179.95 for a Sony Walkman!) to the hilariously atrocious fashion spreads, flipping through them is like taking a trip back in time. Narrowing down what spreads to share was tough, but here are a few of my favorite pages.

Apparently Dayton’s thought hiring Hitler’s doppelganger to do a little modeling for them was a good idea…

Lounging in a saran-wrap hammock—every woman’s dream…

I would look sad too if I had to wear a giant glittery French horn on my head and hold hands with a man wearing more blush than me…

Haircuts at Horst and Friends salon in 1980 = $12.50. Today = $75.

So much lamé going on in the early ’80s…

At just 50 cents a piece, I consider picking up these babies the best $2 I’ve spent in ages. Have you found anything brag-worthy at the thrifts lately?



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