Rare Parrot Sweaters Captivate Young New York Teens (In 1980)

But, how?!

1. Here is a Lord and Taylor ad that appeared in a 1980 issue of New York magazine.

The great “rare parrot sweater” trend of 1980 is an elusive one. Here is what we know:

- These “exclusive parrots” were the talk of the town.
- The pullovers were hand-knit.
- The sweaters dazzled in white.
- They were also emblazoned by the “brightest birds in captivity.”

The rest remains a mystery…

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