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buy it: mixtape replay

I'm an 80s baby, and have a soft spot for anything representative of the decade. I remember sitting in front of my tape deck countless times with my finger on Record, waiting for a favorite song to come on the radio. Similarly, I made and received dozens of mixtapes over the years... love songs, dance tunes, messages to crushes and best friends scribbled on the paper insert with hearts and smiley faces. Mixtapes have made a fun resurgence as accessories of all kinds... here are a few of my favorites:

I would be pretty amped to get a mixtape these days! This USB drive comes in a mixtape case, complete with space for your track list. Maybe some Sia, Bjork and Arcade Fire? Just an idea...

This iPhone case is pretty rad... it even opens up like a real cassette tape case and doubles as an easel stand for your iPhone when you're watching videos!

I kinda need this watch... for one, it says New York on it, and two, it's AiW blue and white! Rock...

This cassette tape USB port will make your workspace a little more organized and a lot less stuffy.

When I was four years old I wanted to be a singer for Jem and the Holograms. A girl can dream, right? Have your own rockstar dreams with these mixtape and microphone pillowcases.

I still have a shoebox full of mixtapes. My favorites include a voice recording of my best friend talking me through getting my braces taken off and a compilation of mushy rock ballads from a boy who had asked me to the middle school dance. It's fun to go back through old stuff and listen to the music you rocked out to as a kid. What were some of your favorite songs back in the day?