Throwback Style: Our Fave Retro Brands

The 90s (and beyond) are back! Whether it’s a revamp of classic styles or the resurgence of favourite retro brands, we are loving the vintage feel that has made its way into modern fashion. Keep scrolling to see some of the exciting retro pieces available at Sporting Life, and check out our stores for even more retro vibes (FILA and Kappa may or may not make an appearance…) Shop all retro sport style here!


What is more iconic and inherently retro than the three stripes of adidas? Founded in the 1940s and popular for decades, adidas is one of the world’s leading athleisure brands. Check out this ad we found from 1979 – upon first glance it is SO retro, but when you look closer, you realize that many of the pieces featured are back in style in 2017! Trefoil branding, zip up track jackets, sporty short shorts and tri striped sneakers are bigger than ever in today’s fashion under the brand of adidas Originals. Talk about timeless!

Is there a better known, more classic denim brand than Levi’s? Each decade has seen its favourite pair of jeans, and Levi’s has dominated the market each and every time. Sassy white denim shorts like the ones seen here on Kate Moss are still around, and the Wedgie fit jeans are this year’s best fitting pair of Levi’s – they make everyone look phenomenal!

via Pinterest

We are SO glad that the colourful windbreaker is back in action! We love the look of a bright outer layer paired with jeans for a cool summer day. K-Way jackets are back in style and while you can still get your hands on a neon pink version, we like the updated colourblock available in men’s and the fun solids available in women’s for every day wear.

#MyCalvins. Enough said. Calvin Klein is back and bigger than ever with branded bras and undies – what celebrity hasn’t been seen rocking jeans, crop tops and sweaters with their Calvins peeking out from underneath? Sporty, chic and just enough retro.

via Popsugar

Coca-Cola never goes out of style. The brand has dominated the beverage market since the beginning of the 20th century, and theirs is still one of the most recognizable logos around! While you may have dropped Coke as your beverage of choice due to your healthy active lifestyle, you can still rep the classic retro look with an Enjoy Coke tee by Junk Food.