Growing up in the early 1990s, it was important to have STYLE. If you were lucky enough to live in northeastern Massachusetts near the New Hampshire border as I was, this meant frequent trips to Pip Jewelry & Novelty in tax-free Salem where you bought an assortment of gorgeous rope bracelets, colorful scrunchies, and Disappearing Ink.
Now, you needed a classy container where you could store your valuable jewels and charm necklaces and Wet N Wild makeup collection. You had two choices.
It was always a really tough choice. After all, you wanted to spend your hard earned babysitting money with what you put INSIDE, like buy 2, get 1 free earrings from Claire’s.
Most of the time it was dictated by whatever your mom found on sale at Bradlee’s.
In case you were wondering, I was a Caboodles kind of girl.
Though I never DID get their makeup.