Ladies of the ’80s yearned for oodles of Caboodles. Or maybe just one good one to stylishly carry their grooming products. These beauty organizers by Caboodles of California were packed with storage options, including pull-out trays in a variety of configurations. And of course, each case had a built-in mirror, the ultimate primping essential.
Check out the retro 1980s black, white and hot pink Caboodles case shown above, available for purchase at Etsy shop Honey Blossom Studio. Perfect for storing make-up and jewelry, the piece features a particularly eye-catching color combination!
For a textural take on the Caboodles case, don’t miss the vintage 1980s hot pink Caboodles case shown below, offered by Etsy shop Veni Vidi Vintage. Its ridges and flat-top design are unique Caboodles features!
Ready for a blast from the past?…
Take a look at this ad from the November 1990 issue of Teen magazine, featuring the marbleized collection (pictured left). As you can see, this assortment of Caboodles stuck with classic pastels. The ad claims they’re perfect holiday gifts, but we think their appeal transcends the winter months and carries over into the spring. Hello Easter?!
Not to mention, this stack of icing-colored products evokes the image of a multi-layer cake, sticking with the tradition of ’80s teen products boasting a “good enough to eat” look that made them irresistible. If you were a kid or teen in the ’80s, the retail world was your bakery!
Caboodles of California also manufactured smaller cases and products , which conveniently fit inside the larger carriers. I suspect there were some hard-core collectors out there…
The ad below, also from 1990, features face scrubbers with brushes that fit neatly into holes on top of smaller products.
The form and color of Caboodles and their stylish groupings in ad photos made them eye candy to the maxx!!! Are Caboodles still out there?… Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, which will compare teen products of the 1980s to their modern-day counterparts.