All 80s Kids Will Recognize These 15 Back-To-School Supplies

Going to school in the 80s was pretty great – we had neon track suits, brightly colored hair clips, trapper keepers and Mr. T cereal to start off the day.

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Sure, our hair was probably bigger than our heads, the plastic pencil cases tore a hole in them by the end of the year and I was forever losing those adorable hair clips, but that’s just part of what makes remembering those days so fun!

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Check out these top 15 back-to-school must haves for every 80s kid and see how many you remember.

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Pencil case with pocket for your lunch money

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Lunch pails and matching thermos with your favorite characters

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Trapper Keeper for all your secrets, and maybe some homework.

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Flomo Boxed Pencil Set – because everything should be perfectly coordinated

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Breakfast cereal – because it is the most important meal of the day! Who remembers begging their parents for the new Mr. T cereal?

All 80s Kids Will Recognize These 15 Back-To-School Supplies

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Backpacks – If you didn’t have a Cabbage Patch doll, I guess a backpack was a close second.

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Matching tracksuits! Because clothes should be comfortable and colorful.

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Puffy sticker collection with sticker album – before kids traded Pokémon cards, there were scented and puffy stickers.

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See what other must-have school items are on the next page!

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Ponytail holders, hair combs and  cute clips – back to school fashion is all about the details

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You were never late for school with these awesome Swatch watches!

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In the 80s everything was made of plastic – even our shoes – Jelly shoes for the win!

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For the street smart, high-tops sneakers

All 80s Kids Will Recognize These 15 Back-To-School Supplies

Whose older brother had Ponys like these?!

All 80s Kids Will Recognize These 15 Back-To-School Supplies

Pleated jeans and slacks – because we were all little adults in training

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For some of us with bad eyesight, we couldn’t go anywhere without these unfortunate glasses

… and maybe these hairstyles too…

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Two words: Lisa. Frank. She literally built a rainbow empire out of school supplies.

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Emma C
Freelance Writer