Growing Up This Is What We All Loved About The Swapmeet

There was no family field trip like going to the crazy packed swapmeet on the weekends. No matter how tiring the shopping was, everyone loved going to the swapmeet… For one reason, or another.

Your parents prepped you for a day at the swapmeet the same way they did with road trips.

Yesterday #swapmeetlife #rainbootswag #nofilter

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They threw all your brothers and sisters into the car and loaded strollers, blankets, food, pets. Literally everything they saw because they needed to prepare for anything during your adventure.

Mom loved going because she’d come up on some *expensive* purses.

The purses were always fake, but no one knew that but the two of you.

And your dad was mostly excited about getting new botas y tejanas for the party.


He had to be prepared for the next baile.

But you loved shopping for these trendy chancla slippers.

They were like the Birkenstock chanclas of the swapmeet.

The swapmeet was the only place you could land these kinds of deals on sexy outfits.


Versace? Nah. More like, “VERSEXY”. ?

You weren’t swagged out certified until you got your custom spray painted t-shirt or hoodie.


You customized the font, size, color and style. Swapmeet exclusives.

But you couldn’t leave without completing your outfit with new jewelry. ?

Selling @ Costa Mesa swapmeet today? #vintage #jewlery #jewelryforsale #goldjewelry #costumejewelry #swapmeet #swapmeetlife

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There’s something for the whole family.

When winter was approaching, this is where you’d stock up on fresh San Marcos blankets.

Only biggest and warmest blankets in the world.

And you were always excited to add some more video games to your collection.

#nintendo #pokemon #tmnt #teenagemutantninjaturtles last week's findings #swapmeetlife #retro

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You had to blow in them to make them work, but for $5 it was worth burning out both of your lungs.

You probably didn’t have an iPod back then, but your entire CD and record collection came courtesy of the swapmeet.

Took a chance and bought #vinyl at the #roadium #swapmeet

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Most of them were copies of copies of copies, but who could tell the difference?

As a kid, the best part was going shopping for TOYS! ?


It wasn’t as fancy as Toys-R-Us, but toys were cheaper, which meant you could buy more! ?

“Pásele, pásele, barato, barato, one dollar.”

And of course, you couldn’t leave without feasting on all this bomb food.

#swapmeetswag #sandialoco

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You had to take a break from all that shopping under the 80º sun and there was no better way to do that than reenergize at the food stands.

READ: 9 Ridiculously Expensive “Mexican” Items

What else did you love about going to the swapmeet? Comment and share below! 

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Make Democracy Hot Again; A Round-Up of the Hottest VOTE Merch On the Internet


Make Democracy Hot Again; A Round-Up of the Hottest VOTE Merch On the Internet

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I don’t know if you heard, but voting is in. In a generation when activism is practically a rite of passage, what could be cooler than leaving your mark on the world? Because that’s what voting fundamentally is: making your voice heard. In 2016, the election’s margins were so thin that the outcome was virtually decided by less than 80,000 people in three states. That means one thing: Every. Vote. Matters.

And while you may not be able to control what other people do, you can 100% encourage others to take themselves to the polls by publicly repping your love of voting.

If you’re passionate about democracy, what better way to show the world your love than through your clothes and accessories? You wouldn’t be the only one! Celebrities and change-makers are increasingly sporting vote-merch to get the word out there: voting looks good.

Take a look at our roundup of the hottest vote merch below!

Selena Gomez x Dover Street Market – When We All Vote Hoodie, $65

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Selena Gomez and Dover Street Market teamed up to collaborate on a “When We All Vote” collection that includes the retro-looking graphic hoodie above. According to Dover Street market, 100% of the profits will be donated back to the non-profit organization, When We All Vote. Buy the hoodie here.

Michelle Obama’s Vote Necklace – Bychiari, $295

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Michelle Obama cemented her status as a style icon by wearing a beautiful gold necklace with the words ‘vote’ hanging from its double chains to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Outlets were quick to find the source of the necklace, which is sold by jewelry company Bychiari for $295. Buy the necklace here.

Dr. Jill Biden’s ‘Votes’ Boots – Stuart Weitzman, $695

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Fashion-lovers got whipped up into a frenzy when they spotted photos of Dr. Jill Biden wearing these badass ‘Vote’ boots to the Delaware state primary. Some viewers speculated they were custom-made, but shoe retailer Stuart Weitzmen confirmed that the over-the-knee boots were part of a limited edition series called 5050 VOTE. Buy the boots here.

Diane Keaton’s ‘Vote Bitches’ Hat, $34

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Diane Keaton made waves on the internet when she was spotted sporting the hilarious (and very on-brand) ‘Vote Bitches’ baseball cap in September. Find a virtual identical version of the edgy hat on Etsy here.

‘Fierce Voter’ Tank, $24.99

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Wear your Latina pride to the polls by buying FIERCE by Mitú’s ‘Fierce Voter’ tank top. This loose-fitting tank is made of 100% Airlume-combed and ring-spun cotton and is perfect for the heat of early Fall. Buy here.

Joan Smalls’s Vote Tank – Etsy, $25

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The Puerto Rican supermodel posted a gorgeous selfie of herself to Instagram in a bold black tank with white block letters encouraging everyone to #VotoLatino. Look like Joan Smalls and buy a similar tank here on Etsy.

Schuyler Sisters ‘Vote’ Sticker – Etsy, $3.25

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If you’re looking for alternatives to tanks and t-shirts, look no further than this adorable ‘Vote’ sticker that features the Schuyler Sisters from Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Broadway masterpiece, “Hamilton”. Buy the eye-catching sticker here.

Hailey Bieber’s ‘Vote’ Mask – Maskc, $18 for pack of 10


Be like the Brazilian-American supermodel and be safe while repping your love of Democracy. Fans across the internet were scrambling to get their hands on these trendy disposable masks after Hailey Bieber posted a gorgeous selfie of herself wearing the mask to Instagram. Buy the mask here.

‘Latinas Who Vote’ Mug, $14.99 – $17.99

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What better way to show off your love of voting than with your daily morning cup of coffee? This dishwasher and microwave-safe mug is a perfect addition to any kitchen collection. Head over to the Mitú store to wear your love of voting on your mug. Buy here.

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Cardi B Says She’s Not Pressed Over Lack Of Grammy Nomination


Cardi B Says She’s Not Pressed Over Lack Of Grammy Nomination

Updated November 30, 2020.

The last week, the Grammy nominations came out and fans were disappointed to see that Cardi B’s “WAP” was MIA.

While fans were quick to assume that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song of the summer was snubbed, it turns out that Cardi had her reasons for keeping the hitmaker off of the award ceremony’s consideration list.

In a post shared to Instagram Live this past weekend, Cardi revealed that if she wanted “WAP” to be considered for a Grammy she would’ve made the submission for consideration.

“Like I said, I never pressed for a Grammy, but y’all not gonna take away something that I know I worked my ass off [for], that I deserve,” she explained her followers. “If I was pressed for a Grammy I would’ve submitted ‘WAP’ for this year and I didn’t submit it. I don’t want to be submitted to award shows until I put out my album because I think my album is so good. It means something.”

If history can be counted on, Cardi’s next album is going to be a hitmaker. Cardi’s been working on it for nearly two years now and some of the tracks were written amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Some songs are so emotional to me because I did them during quarantine,” Cardi explained. “I’m not pressed for nothing.”

Cardi B’s “WAP” is the gift that keeps on receiving.

The hit, which featured Megan Thee Stallion, and was launched earlier this month made history when it became the first female rap collaboration to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became the most-streamed track of 2020 within just a week of it being streamed.

Now, “WAP” is getting the merch treatment.

Cardi B debuted her new “WAP” merchandise line in August and the collection is as fabulous as you might imagine.

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The new line features shirts that have Cardi and Megan’s faces and backsides on them. Also included are three different raincoats, two umbrellas in an assortment of colors along with sports bras, hoodies, exercise wear, and loungewear.

The Bronx-born rapper shared the good news about the line on her Instagram page.

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‘My official WAP Merch collection is available NOW!” she wrote of the collection that has a brilliant pink, black and white color palette. “Click the link in my bio to shop!’

The merchandise is inspired by Cardi and Megan’s raunchy new track and accompanying music video which featured Normani, Rosaliá, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, Mulatto, and Kylie Jenner. Speaking about the cameos at the time of the music video’s release, Cardi told Apple Music that she and Megan wanted to feature “a lot of different females” in the video and “not just female rappers.” “These are the girls that I personally like. I really feel they are going to go mainstream,” she explained.

Of course, this isn’t Cardi B’s first time making money moves in the fashion industry.

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Cardi B has been a long time lover and buyer of the fast-fashion e-tailer Fashion Nova and in 2019 launched a second collection with the brand that broke record sales when it sold $1 million in sales in just 24 hours.

No doubt sales of this new collection are gonna be a banger.

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