Didja See the Cute Interracial Gay Couple in the Crate & Barrel Catalog?

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. » 1/09/13 2:55pm 1/09/13 2:55pm

Get to Know Your Carhartt Boyfriend

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. » 12/07/12 5:30pm 12/07/12 5:30pm

L.L. Bean Recreates the Magic of Old Catalogs with the Magic of…

Catalog nerds like me and Dodai will be excited to learn that L.L. Bean is marking its 100th anniversary by recreating four of its iconic old illustrated catalog covers with modern photography. And the judicious application of Photoshop filters. There's a video that shows how it was done for the first new/old cover.… » 2/02/12 4:40pm 2/02/12 4:40pm

Anthropologie Has Really Earned This Parody Blog

I think that scarf needs a "0" on the end of the price, but other than that, they've got this about right. UPDATE: They took my advice! The Internet is magic, you guys. » 10/10/11 6:15pm 10/10/11 6:15pm

What Rich People's Children Will Be For Halloween This Year

September's here, which means Halloween is right around the corner. And the Wishcraft kiddie costume catalog turned up in my mailbox, with an elegantly undead family on the cover and some interesting costumes inside. Vampires, ghosts and cultural appropriation, oh my! And just when you thought it was safe to take a… » 9/06/11 2:40pm 9/06/11 2:40pm

Simply Cute Plus-Size Clothes From Simply Be

A catalog called Simply Be arrived in my mailbox recently, and though I'd never heard of the company — selling US sizes 10-28 — I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw in the pages. » 3/01/11 2:50pm 3/01/11 2:50pm

Where To Buy Suits & Matching Hats For Every Spring Occasion!

Going to a wedding, graduation, garden party, baby shower or horse race this spring? Ashro has something for you to wear! » 1/24/11 1:55pm 1/24/11 1:55pm

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Show Off Your Christmas Cookie Bloat With 3 Hideous Swimsuits From…

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! » 1/07/11 7:15pm 1/07/11 7:15pm

Christmas At Urban Outfitters Means Getting Wasted, Shaving Your Head

Sometimes the Urban Outfitters catalog is depressing, with miserable models. Not for December 2010! Inside: Loopy hijinks, party clothes and ladies who look like they're actually having fun. » 12/10/10 6:47pm 12/10/10 6:47pm

J. Crew's Slightly Crappy Christmas

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. » 12/03/10 3:51pm 12/03/10 3:51pm

Free People Inflicts Rich Hippie Aesthetic On Children

Free People is the land of layers and layers of overpriced, fauxhemian handmade knits and a general sloppy homeless-ish chic. In the Holiday 2010 catalog, this mismatch patchwork way of putting clothes together was passed on to the innocent kiddies. » 11/15/10 4:15pm 11/15/10 4:15pm

LL Bean Signature: A (Kind Of) Youthful Spin On Woodsy & Preppy

LL Bean has long been known for doing classic New England prep. But in a market alongside "classic American" brands like Banana Republic, J. Crew and American Eagle, Bean can seem old and staid. Hence the "signature" collection! » 10/28/10 6:48pm 10/28/10 6:48pm

Bedding Porn For Sleepyheads

When it's chilly outside, all some of us want to do is snuggle up in a pillowy, warm bed. This week in our mailbox, three different catalogs enticed us with sheets and pillows and the stuff dreams are made of! » 10/21/10 3:36pm 10/21/10 3:36pm

12 Depressing Ensembles From Urban Outfitters' Apocalyptic Wasteland

The September Urban Outfitters catalog sheds light on Seasonal Affective Disorder, dysthymia and the apocalypse. If you've seen that movie The Road, you already know what's hot for fall! » 9/20/10 3:30pm 9/20/10 3:30pm

39 Crazy Christmas Ornaments To Make You Dread The Season

Summer's basically over, which means Christmas is right around the corner. That is, according to the folks at Bronner's: This catalog arrived in the mail right before the Labor Day weekend. » 9/07/10 4:58pm 9/07/10 4:58pm

What's Hot For September At J. Crew?

The thick, rich, creamy, dreamy September J. Crew catalog has arrived! Dying to know what's hip, now, outta sight for fall? The answers lie within. » 8/30/10 2:20pm 8/30/10 2:20pm

Operation Desert Porn: J.Crew's Wartime Glamour

Military chic goes in and out of style from year to year, but the August J.Crew catalog makes being stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan look fabulous. War, what is it good for? Inspiring fall collections! » 8/10/10 4:31pm 8/10/10 4:31pm