retrophilia

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retro- + -philia

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retrophilia (uncountable)

  1. The attraction to and preference for that which is from or characteristic of the past.
    • 2010, Kevin Alexander, "The secret to selling cool", Boston Globe, 21 November 2010:
      At the same time, a wave of retrophilia started to crest. Clothing companies like Homage (which reproduces vintage-esque T's celebrating sports and pop culture from the '70s through the '90s) came up with unique ways to commercialize the interest in yesteryear.

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