Last Polaroid film kits head to Urban Outfitters

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20th century institutions die not with a bang, but as fashion accessories for hip kids. [Dazed Digital]

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12 Responses to Last Polaroid film kits head to Urban Outfitters

  1. runwithskizzers says:

    This whole getting rid of polaroid film thing really sucks. I got a pink & gray polaroid camera for my 9th birthday – it still works and i’ve kept it with with me every time I moved. I almost want to buy a shit ton of film, and just keep using my 16 year old camera.

  2. dculberson says:

    Urban Outfitters is to hip what Hot Topic is to goth.

  3. MadMolecule says:

    Some Austrian guy has licensed the technology and is planning to sell Polaroid film by December. At $30 for a 12-shot pack. Speaking of Lomos…

  4. Sweater Meat says:

    I now what your saying…did you ever fart so hard you ended up in another zip code?

  5. RDOT says:

    Ah ha ha ha ha ha. Jesus. Or you could buy exactly the same camera for less than 10 bucks on ebay.

  6. HeatherB says:

    While working in casting for Dreamworks last year I remember our casting director not wanting to believe me that polaroid was finishing up. Even in this digital world, casting directors still love it.

  7. joe says:

    I think anyone wanting polaroid film should be excited about http://www.theimpossibleproject.com

  8. acb says:

    By the time it shows up in Urban Outfitters, the hip kids have moved on. Urban Outfitters channels their hand-me-downs to suburban teenagers and wannabe hipsters (and, apprently, channels part of the proceeds to the Republican Party).

  9. univac says:

    doesn’t the logo on that pack of film look kinda like MSoft’s new Windows store logo?

  10. martyingels says:

    I say the hell with Polaroid. They friggin abandon us. Fuji, on the other hand, still makes an instant camera and film. Let’s support them!

    http://www.fujifilm.com/products/instant_photo/films/instax/

  11. Clay says:

    Oh, mark my words, this is not the death of Polaroid instants.

    This is the beginning of a hibernation lasting probably about a decade.

    In 2019, when everyone’s cell phone shoots 1080p, the iPhone has licensed RED Digital Cinema technology, and the few print magazines still in production occasionally feature ads with built-in cameras, the time for the Polaroid’s return will be nigh.

    It’ll be back like freakin’ Lomos.

    However, you’ll still buy it in an Urban Outfitters.

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