2009 Trends: What’s In, What’s Out

This is a semi-serious look at some political and consumer trends.  88 of them, to be exact.  Most everything appears to be dominated by two forces: the recession and the environment. Add your own trends in the comments!

Out/In
F15s/Presidential visits
Divorce/Cheaper to keep her
Weddings/Single mom pregnancy
Microsoft/Apple
Radio/iPods
Movie theaters/Online movies
TV/YouTube
Newspapers/Blogs
Blogs/Twitter
Blackberry/iPhone
Bright colors/Muted colors
Glossy packaging/Matte packaging
Made in China/Made in Guatemala
Trophy wives/Trophy escorts
Public Relations/Social Media
Tysons Galleria /Target
Cranberry/Acai
Nautilus/Spinning
Advertising/Facebook
Cruises/Medical tourism
Situation comedies/Reality television
Hum Vees/Hybrids
Sales/Coupons
HSM/Twilight
Study abroad/State university
Cosmos and appletinis/Mojitos and Manhattans
Stay at home moms/Cougars
My Space/Facebook
French and Latin/Spanish and Chinese
Stocks/CDs
Made in China/Grown in Mexico/Organic, locally grown
Designer hand bags/Reusable shopping bags
Shop-a-holics/Goodwill
All you can eat/Small plates
Credit cards/Cash
Conferences/Webinars
Contractors/Staff
Patriotism/Globalism
Airlines/Amtrak and Vamoose
Nursing homes/Retirement communities
Vacations/Staycations and family reunions
Dating/Friendships
Hired help/DIY
Dining out/Cooking
Kate Moss/Mature, full-figured, and ethnic models
Lawns/Sustainable agriculture; gardens
Starbucks Frappucino Grande/7-11 regular coffee, cream and sugar
Comfort food and steak houses/Exotic ingredients and value gourmet
Promotional items/Soy based ink and recycled paper
Red/Yellow
Tradition/Change
Mass-produced/Personalized, customized
Troops /Diplomacy
Blackwater/National Guard
Secretaries/Interns
Homeland Security/Economic stimulus
High fructose corn syrup/Cane sugar
Terrorists/Pirates
Labor unions/Home-based businesses
Boating, hunting, skiing, fishing, RVs/Hiking, biking, camping
Chocolate brown/Silver gray
Weekly manicures/Monthly pedicures
Facials/Massages
Cookies/Cup cakes
Coiffed and tailored/Rumpled and mismatched
Instinct/Metrics
Creativity/Accountability
Muscle/Brains
Sexy/Homogeny
Religion/Guilt
Individualism/Group-Think
Flirting/Eating
Martha Stewart/Rachel Ray
Nannies and au pairs/Stay at home/unemployed dads
Hardwoods/Bamboo
Ethan Allen/Ikea
Senior citizens/Baby boomers
Costco/Farmer’s markets
Status symbols/Frugality
Salon highlights/dye jobs/DYI
Bigger/Smaller
Quantity/Quality
Boutique hotels/Home swaps
Pellegrino/Tap water
Celebrity/Privacy
Porn/Facebook
McMansions/Snuggies
Selling/Sharing
F-off/Thank you

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About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.

Posted on April 15, 2009, in Consumer Trends, Marketing Tips and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Here is another one David came up with: Out: Invoices. In: Barter

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