Brooks Brothers quintessential prepster aesthetic spawned a new generation of buttoned-up Ivy Leaguers following the 1896 debut of its original Polo shirt.
Converse renamed this longtime classic sneaker, originally dubbed the All Star, after another American icon — basketball great Chuck Taylor — in 1921.
The eponymous Timex watch has taken a licking and kept on ticking since its 1950 debut and remains an age-defying accessories favorite.
bobby socks and saddle shoes
The Fifties teenager wasn’t properly dressed without a pair of bobby socks and saddle shoes — the perfect combination for twisting the night away.
The Proenza Schouler PS 1 bag, introduced in 2008, became an instant hit for designing duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.
Ray-Ban Wayfarers Bob Dylan
Soulful lyrics, a raspy voice and ubiquitous Ray-Ban Wayfarers created Bob Dylan’s undeniable mystique.
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Nike Michael Jordans Air Jordans
Nike had millions of fans wanting to “Be like Mike” — as in basketball superstar Michael Jordan — who flew over the hardwood in classic Air Jordans to multiple awards and championships.
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Founded in a New York City loft in 1941, Coach introduced its signature bucket bag in 1973.
Kennedy Onassis’ favored oversize dark sunglasses earned the moniker “Jackie Os.”
Tory Burch rose to international fame with the success of her ballet flat, instantly recognizable by Burch’s overlapping “T” toe topper.
Marc Jacobs Stam bag Jessica Stam
Though not his first foray into handbags, Marc Jacobs Stam bag, named for model Jessica Stam, has become a bestseller for the designer.
Madonna’s street-urchin chic influenced a whole nation of wanna-bes sporting lace gloves, rubber rings as bracelets — and the crucifix, which suddenly got trendy when donned by young girls emulating the pop star.
Ali MacGraw certainly never had to say she was sorry for the skullcap she wore in 1970’s “Love Story” that ignited a major hat trend.
Apple turned what used to be a luxury — a cell phone — into not just a dire necessity, but made it so cool we need to keep buying the latest version of it.
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