Monday, December 17, 2007

Vintage Catalog Archive!

Oh. My. God.

I just stumbled across an amazing site - wishbookweb.com

Talk about a priceless resource! Complete catalog scans from Sears, Spiegel, Wards, and JC Penny. The dates run from 1944 to 1985, and it looks like they have a huge list of catalogs still left to add. It does seem like it has been about a year since they updated, and I couldn't get the Forum page to load, but no matter - there is so much goodness there it makes my heart hurt.

All the catalogs are Christmas editions, meaning they are chock full of everything you could ever think of - clothes, shoes, toys, dolls, jewelry, perfume, accessories, household items... the list goes on and on! I think the men's clothing pages are really invaluable, vintage men's fashion doesn't get enough attention. Here is one example - helloooo, Hugh Heffner!

And here is one I can't resist sharing... *swoon*

I could go on and on and on with the goodness, but you get the idea. Before you click over, be sure you have a few free hours and plenty of snacks!

3 comments:

Monica said...

OH MY GOSH I remember some of the 70's covers, we used to sit for hours and make out christmas lists from it!

Mitzi said...

I know, it's crazy! The 1985 Sears catalog they have up I know I spent hours with on my Grandma's couch, circling everything in sight!

50s Pam said...

Oh yeah. Spent endless hours with these. Had the outfits, the shoes, the entire look!