These Were the Fashion Status Symbols 10 Years Ago

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 favourite status symbols from the Noughties that we suspect will totally resonate with you.

See below for our list, and shop our current It items at the end, too.

7 for All Mankind Jeans


7 for All Mankind

If you’re like this editor, trouncing around with these signature stitches on your bum was a one-way street to cool.

Balenciaga City Bag



You can thank Mary-Kate Olsen for this one.

Juicy Couture Tracksuit


Juicy Couture

The rumors are totally true: This one is coming back.

Tory Burch Flats


Tory Burch

That extra little T emblem added the perfect amount of polish for an everyday jaunt.

Dooney & Bourke Bag


Dooney & Bourke

We’ve always had a soft spot for this colourful signature print.

Lacoste Polo



Go on—show off that little crocodile logo.




Again, this one is coming back. We’re seeing a pattern here…

Von Dutch Trucker Hat


Von Dutch

Hate it or love it, Hollywood’s hippest celebrities (hello, Britney and Paris) wore these.

Our desire for these beauties is almost overwhelming.

For all of the athletic ladies out there who still want to feel stylish.

We’re not puzzled over why you probably love this purse.

Loved the Noughties? Which styles did you wear the most and now regret? Tell us in the comments!

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