It is not unheard of for viewers to be inspired or motivated by what they see on TV. This time around, fans of “Mr. Sunshine” are bringing a new twist to old trends.
Items and accessories that have a retro and antique look like mirrors and traditional gloves have taken a huge jump in popularity.
A new trend “new-tro,” which combines the words “new” and “retro,” is emerging among fashionable 20 and 30 somethings. Notably, some are saying that the trend is influenced by the colorful and unique retro style seen on TV shows set in the early 1900s.
Open Market Auction, an online retailer, reported that for the past month (7/14-8/13) sales of retro fashion and household goods items had increased five times compared to the same period last year.
Earmuffs with elegant decorations such as flowers and butterflies have increased five times (400%). Further, intricately designed hand-mirrors have also increased by 47%; traditional or old-fashioned bags, gloves, and wallets that feature embroidery on materials like silk and ramie jumped by 304%. In addition to these items, traditional dolls and other handicrafts have gone up by 49%.
The trend is also affecting what kind of items people are using on a daily basis. According to Open Market Auction, the site also recorded an increase in vintage styled electric teapots more than tripled in sales, with pastel colors being particularly popular. More, 1950s styled refrigerators and speakers have also increased.
The hit drama “Mr. Sunshine,” which is set in early 1900s Korea, has become the talk of the town for the story, the products, and historically accurate clothing. As such, some are connecting the show with influencing the growing “new-tro” trend.
An Open Market Auction official said that as the trend develops among younger generations, it has gone beyond clothes and food, but to accessories and small appliances too.
Translated by O.C
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