Something had been popular for a period of time. How do I describe it?

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    Terms to look up in a thesaurus: fad, trendy, hot, passé, dated, has-been. – Jasper Dec 5 '18 at 1:55
  • @Jasper, Yes, I think "fad" is what I seek for. I think I have come across it serval times. And I just remembered its Chinese translation and forgot the word :) – Zhang Dec 5 '18 at 2:18
  • Fad was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw your post. – Michael Rybkin Dec 5 '18 at 14:50

There's several ways to say this.

It's all the rage right now.

That implies it extremely popular right now.

It's the current fad.

That's what's popular right now.

If you're speaking about the past I'd say

It was the trend at the time to wear fur boots.

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