Lillian Vernon, creator of the wildly specific Lillian Vernon catalog, has died. She was 88.
From the department of “Well, it was worth a try,” check out this video explaining “Kmart Solutions,” a late-’90s experiment where the company tried to get customers to shop online, but in the store. There’s a lot of emphasis on the possibilities for buying floral arrangements.
Abercrombie continues to fumble around for a turnaround plan. The grand irony? In this era of reclaimed wood and plaid shirts and Edison bulbs and boots apparently ordered from a 1922 Sears & Roebuck catalog, it would be a great time for old-school grandpa we-outfitted-Hemingway-or-whatever Abercrombie!
Mall-goers now have one less option for racy nighties and polyestery butt floss, as—barring some eleventh-hour private equity savior—Frederick’s of Hollywood has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close its brick-and-mortar outposts.
Via Boing Boing, this is a pretty amazing artifact—the missing link between catalog shopping and ecommerce. First the video fast-forwards through every item in the catalog, then a couple of minutes in, you get an intro from one Ed Brennan, an executive casually propped on a piece of office furniture who outlines the…
You guys. If ever there were a time to stock up on boxy boucle one-button cardigans and a shoe that's kind of a clog but kind of a sneaker with an appliqued daisy on the toe-box, THAT TIME IS NOW. Because Coldwater Creek, the indefatigable catalog staple of moms everywhere, is officially going out of business.
Free People is resorting to something innovative in the way it markets $96 tank tops that look like sun-stained handkerchiefs: scrapping models entirely. For a two-week span starting tomorrow, all of the images used to sell certain clothing items will be user-submitted photos of shoppers modeling the items they…
After a huge cash infusion from an investor who has $75 million worth of faith that embattled chef Paula Deen's buttery best years are ahead of her, the comfort food maven is poised to make a big time comeback... in Skymall.
Are you an avid indoorsman with $9,000 to spare? Do you want to send a loud and clear message to your fellow campers that, in the event of an apocalypse, you should definitely be the first people eaten? Then does Anthropologie ever have the tent for you.
High-quality natural fabric-slinger Garnet Hill is hardly the place a catalog enthusiast would expect to find a faceful of vagina. And yet, it's hard to look at the latest edition of the catalog without feeling like a giggling sixth grader at the Santa Fe Georgia O'Keeffe museum.
The Crate and Barrel catalog that arrived in our mailbox last night has a gaggle of giggling gals on the glassware page, some "snowed in" hipsters in the casual dining section, and then, at the very end, two adorable dudes showcasing cookware.
The Fall 2012 Carhartt catalog — shot on location in Alaska — is filled with men. "Real" men. These are not models, posing in slim-cut suits, like you might see in J. Crew. They're men. Working outdoors. Doing things we think of as manly.
A Victoria's Secret catalog from 1979 has resurfaced. And it has a lot to offer us that we don't get so often from the modern-day VS we all know and love: apparently natural breasts, visible nipples, and an absence of cutesy pink shit. Let's take a look.
One of the many privileges that Peggy McIntosh identifies in her famous essay on "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" is that, as she writes, "I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented." This statement resounded when I saw the images…
Moosejaw, an outdoor gear retailer, has a very special feature in this year's catalog: Customers can check out each model in his or her underwear. Using an augmented reality app — available for iPhones, iPads, and Android — a person can wave their gadget over a model in the catalog and see her in the exact same pose,…
This is the image that (according to Fox news) has necessitated therapy for a child and is emblematic of our society's gender confusion.
Going to a wedding, graduation, garden party, baby shower or horse race this spring? Ashro has something for you to wear!
After the stuffed Thanksgiving turkey, caloric Christmas cookies and guzzles of champagne on New Year's Eve, what you really want to do is shop for a swimsuit, right? The Victoria's Secret swimsuit catalog has arrived just in time!
Oh J. Crew. I don't understand you. Sometimes you know exactly what I want. Often it's like you've read my mind. But the drab duds you're hocking for holiday? Sigh. Looks like it's the least wonderful time of the year.