Creative director Jen Brill recently declared a Supreme hoodie as “good as wearing a new designer bag.” This statement couldn’t ring truer when it comes to what we’ve seen on the street style circuit as of late; status symbols have shifted from the pristine designer piece to downtown objects of desire, like Vetements’s illustrious reconstructed jeans and flamed sweatshirts. It’s no longer only about having money, but about being in the know with what’s cool right now, at this very moment.
This idea of the ever-changing nature of status symbols got us nostalgic for the It items of yesteryear. Juicy Couture’s covetable velour tracksuit, Tiffany’s heart-charm necklaces and bracelets—these were our Vetements jeans. Our Loewe puzzle bag. Our Gucci backless loafers.
If the subject matter has you yearning for a little fashion flashback, you’re in luck! We rounded up our favorite status symbols from the aughts that we suspect will totally resonate with you.
See below for our list, and shop our current It items at the end, too.
If you’re like this editor, trouncing around with these signature stitches on your bum was a one-way street to cool.
You can thank Mary-Kate Olsen for this one.
The rumors are totally true: This one is coming back.
That extra little T emblem added the perfect amount of polish for an everyday jaunt.
We’ve always had a soft spot for this colorful signature print.
Go on—show off that little crocodile logo.
Again, this one is coming back. We’re seeing a pattern here…
Hate it or love it, Hollywood’s hippest celebrities (hello, Britney and Paris) wore these.
Every fashion lover wants this jacket.
The sneakers that go with everything.
Kate Moss endorsed.
Our desire for these beauties is almost overwhelming.
We know you want ’em.
For all of the athletic ladies out there who still want to feel stylish.
The off-the-shoulder top that started it all.