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Huk-a-Poo came into being in 1963, when business partners Dave Binder and Phil Cantor, who owned a sportswear production company, hired twenty-something Jerri Sherman as a salesperson. Pairing her with another inexperienced young fashion novice, Joan Sachs, a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design, they were given carte blanche to create and market original designs for the junior sportswear market.
Their first successes as Huk-A-Poo were shift dresses for teenage girls, which sold to upscale retailers like Saks and Bonwit Teller. When the parent company Antics/Madmax went bankrupt, it took Huk-A-Poo along with it. But a few years later, the brand was revived to market a fresh line of junior knitwear.
The brand continued its ascent in the sportswear field with the introduction of its inexpensive printed nylon shirt – a popular staple of the mid-to-late 1970s disco era. Over time, the business grew from $4M/year to $100M.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art accepted Huk-A-Poo shirts into its Costume Institute in 1978, the first contemporary clothing to be admitted into the collection.
Written by Ranch Queen Vintage
Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage
Courtesy of FabGear Vintage
from a 1970s blouse
from a mid-1970s nylon shirt
from a late-1970s bodysuit
from a late-1970s disco shirt