Get ready, '90s MTV fans: "House of Style," that legendary cable show that chronicled everything fashion back in the grunge decade, is coming back to the network on October 9th.
But lest you get too excited about marathoning episodes in front of the TV like we used to (fine, we're old, we admit it), this go-around "House of Style" will live mostly online on MTV's Style blog, with tons of social media crossover.
The original "House of Style" premiered in 1989 and rotated through a cast of supermodel hosts, including Cindy Crawford (who hosted for six years), Rebecca Romijn, Shalom Harlow, Daisy Fuentes and Mollie Sims, before shuttering its doors in 2000. The new host of the online show will be revealed live on the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th. Is it bad if we have our fingers crossed for Karlie Kloss?
To celebrate the "HOS" resurrection, MTV is unlocking a digital archive of clips from the old "House of Style," including what might be the best thing ever: Pat Smear going shopping with the Spice Girls at Contempo Casuals, circa 1997. (Watch that one below!) They're also releasing a documentary called “House of Style: Music, Models and MTV” in August.
But back to the '90s: We're squeeing over all these old clips. For a sneak peek, check out this totally amazing clip from a 1992 episode below, featuring Cindy on a horse and trends like Rollerblading, "wire-rimmed sunglasses" and some really amazing grunge-era 'dos.
Get More: 'House Of Style' Collection at MTV Style
Abercrombie & Hollister
"In high school my friends and I were all about Hollister and Abercrombie. If you didn't wear it you might as well have crawled in a hole and died. So I was pretty much stocked up on seagull and moose donned polo shirts, plaid shorts and skirts." - Nicole Guzzardi, Stylelist Home intern
"H&M was one of my go-tos for affordable basics and statement jewelry. But over recent months, I've grown really frustrated with the fast fashion retailer. From the wonky sizes to the flimsy materials, it's not even worth spending five dollars." -- Dana Oliver, HuffPost Beauty Editor
"Everyone in my high school bought flared black pants and satin button-downs there (it was the '90s), but I haven't bought anything there since 2001." - Jessica Misener, HuffPost Style editor (Getty photo)
Huge Thrift Stores
"I used to think large thrift stores that sold really cheap clothing were great bargains... until I saw Forever 21 and H&M pieces that were selling for as much as they were in the real stores." -- Style intern
"Armani Exchange used to be the pinnacle of edgy apparel with a reasonably affordable tag. But somewhere down the line, the quality of their clothes started to decline and their designs looked pretty tacky." -- HuffPost Home Intern
"I used to get all of my baby tees there in 1995." - Shana Ecker, Stylelist Home editor (Getty photo)
"Benetton in the 90s! Big sweaters for everyone... Diesel for a regrettable moment in the early 00s, then realized I looked like a European tourist everywhere I went, so that was shelved. And I used to stock up on tanks at American Apparel in 2004-5, and now the store looks like the wardrobe department for A Different World." - Brie Dyas, Stylelist/Stylelist Home senior editor (Getty photo)
"I used to loooove Limited Too, until I realized that not everything is made better with "LTD2" logos strewn all over it. Also, I grew." - Ellie Krupnick, HuffPost Style Senior Editor (Courtesy photo)
"I thought it was cheap and quick, but it was still a waste of money because everything that I bought there was ruined after the first wash. The hem would become uneven or a tiny whole would appear." -- Renee Jacques, HuffPost Style Intern
"I used to shop at French Connection until I realized that all of the clothes are cut for American Girl Dolls." - Rebecca Adams, HuffPost Style associate editor
"I loved it then, but I haven't set foot in a Wet Seal in over a decade." - Christina Anderson, Senior Editor
"While I don't shop at any of these stores anymore, I always felt like Aeropostale was a wannabe Abercrombie & Fitch or Hollister. The styles never seemed to match up and it came across as tacky most times. However, I do remember liking their bathing suits. Now, not so much." -- Renee Jacques, Style Intern
"I used to go here for basics but there's far too much product on the floor, and its always a mess. I also find that many times, the material they use is of poor quality and falls apart after only a few washes."
Tuesday Sector Laggards: Department Stores, Apparel Stores
In trading on Tuesday, department stores shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.7%. Helping drag down the group were shares of JC Penney (JCP), down about 10.7% and shares of Companhia Brasileira (CBD) down about 2.4% on the day.