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

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

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

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