It Came From The 1980's: Stranger Things

BY: Christopher Mahar |Dec 11, 2018

Look, I'm going to start this off by saying that I haven't begun watching the second season of Stranger Things just yet. Who can start binging at midnight on a Thursday? So right off the bat, you know that there will be no spoilers about Stranger Things 2 here. Having said that, you better believe I'm going to be watching it tonight. If you, like me, are preparing to get immersed again in the world of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980's this weekend, here are the looks, food, and games that will get you in the mood. 1980's fashion, food, and games from Strange Things


Who would have ever predicted that we would get nostalgic for the clothing of the 1980's? Well, let's just say these retailers had a hunch.

L.L. Bean Fair Isle Sweater like from Stranger Things

L.L.Bean Classic Ragg Wool Sweater, Fair Isle Zip Cardigan

Orange 80's vest like from Stranger Things

Trail Model Down Vest from L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean

Acid-Wash Jeans like from Stranger Things

Acid-Wash Jeggings for Girls

Jelly Sandals like in Stranger Things

Fisherman Jelly Sandals for Girls

Old Navy

Colorblock Stripe Sweater from Lacoste

Men's Crew Neck Ribbed Wool Colorblock Stripe Sweater

Classic Pink Lacoste Polo

Men's Classic Pink Polo


Aqua Net Hair Spray from Walmart

Aqua Net Hair Spray

Ruffled Cuff Over Knee Length Knitting Leg Warmers from Walmart

Ruffled Cuff Over Knee Length Knitting Leg Warmers



Of course there are Eggos, but unlike Eleven, a viewing party cannot live on Eggos alone.

Sutter Home White Zinfandel on Amazon

Sutter Home White Zinfandel

Hot Pockets from Amazon

Hot Pockets


Reese's Pieces at Target

Reese's Pieces

Diet Coke at Target

Diet Coke


Toys & Games

In Stranger Things, toys and games took on huge significance for the young characters, helping them understand the world and even save each other's lives. Here are the biggies.

Star Wars Millenium Falcon at ToysRUs

Star Wars Millenium Falcon

Walkie Talkie at Toys R Us

Walkie Talkie (remember to stay on channel 6!)

Toys "R" Us

Slingshot or wrist rocket on eBay

Wrist Rocket

Dungeons & Dragons on eBay

Dungeons & Dragons