In my lifetime, there have been a handful of big boy bands, but there was only ever one girl band that reached the same level of extreme stardom: The Spice Girls!
When I was young, the Spice Girls were everything. On the playground at school, everyone would have to decide which Spice Girl they wanted to be. Inevitably, someone would fight over who would be Baby Spice, and the game would be ruined. But then you’d go home, pop in your CD (or was it still a cassette tape back then?), and learn every single dance move to “Stop,” which I might still remember (Spoiler: I do).
And after Spice World hit theaters in 1997, things only got bigger. For starters, I wanted nothing more than to live on that bus. But in the realm of reality, I remember owning the Spice Girls-branded lollipops that Baby Spice enjoyed in the film, and my brother even bought me my very own pair of Skechers platform sneakers. The Spice Girls were more than a band; they were a brand. And years later, that’s still true. Confessional time: My college roommates and I might have dressed up as the Spice Girls for Halloween, and it’s very likely that I spent $60 on a pair of ridiculously high platform boots. And yes, I still own Spice World on DVD.
All of this is to say that the Spice Girls brand will never die. But today, we want to reminisce about when it was at its height. And
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham is here to help us.
Beckham recently took to Twitter when her mother cleaned out her freezer and found a Spice Girls pizza! You know you’re famous when you have food shaped to spell out your name.
So tell us, what was your favorite piece of Spice Girls memorabilia?