Catalog Sunday

This Sunday is Sears fall winter 1940-41
This Sears has a reversible cover. Here is the back.

7 comments:

  1. Every Sunday when you post these pages from a catalog, I am just so amused by the prices. $1.39 for a really nice (house)dress that was worn only around the house but that I think would be awesome to wear into town. Or those very stylish dresses in the last pictures - less than $5 for a gorgeous Sunday-go-to-meeting dress.

    Anyway, I love this peak into the styles that my grandmother wore.

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  2. I just want to go back in time with todays income and buy EVERYTHING! $1 for a dress....wwwwweeeeeeeeeeee!

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  3. I'm with Chellzapoppin. I'm guessing that those $1.00 dresses were a good value even at 1941 prices because adjusted for inflation they would only be $14.41. I'd buy a cute cotton dress for that now it I could.

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  4. Thanks. I have a request can you upload a fifties catalog and more foundation garments? By the way I read that you wanted a girdle but you had problems. Have you tried Rago ? Also you can get a corset like this that is easier to adjust to your body shape. http://www.buygirdles.com/INV_OBAW.htm

    Brittany

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  5. Oh ladies, a dollar isnt just a dollar. :)
    According to the inflation calculator, $1 in 1941 is just under $15 today. Still thats thrifty for a ready made dress.

    http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

    Edwardianbeauty, my focus is 1930s to mid 1940s. I dont have any 50s catalogs. Also I have indeed tried (and own) a few Rago pieces. Im going to cover that in the next foundation post Im putting together. :)

    Thanks ladies for the comments!

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  6. I want a dress that PROVES I am graceful and pretty!

    If I had one in my wardrobe I suspect I would never reach for anything else.

    Thanks for posting!

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  7. I love how women could just be women...but I do love my sweats and sweatshirt in the evening! Did they ever just get comfy?!
    Jana

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