For more than 100 years, if you needed a new pair of sneakers or sandals, oxfords or saddle shoes, you had to visit one or more vintage shoe stores. Through more than 100 photos, see what it was like!
Vintage beauty & fashion
Back in the 1920s, footwear manufacturers and merchants decided that X-ray shoe fittings could bring in lots of customers – people who would be thrilled to let a recent scientific advance help them find the perfect shoe. There was just a little problem…
Prell shampoo was popular since its introduction in the 1940s, and was best-known for being bright emerald green. Here, see how the product – and the brand’s message – changed from the ’40s to the ’80s!
The history of Levi’s jeans shows that the power of a really good idea – like super-durable clothing that people like to wear – can make for a business that stays strong for more than 160 years.
Look back at some vintage ’40s beauty salon services in New York City – ladies getting perms, dye jobs, manicures, sitting under hair dryers – along with a peek at the front desk staff running the business.
To most American women in the 1940s, lipstick was a form of clothing – without it, they felt undressed. So how is lipstick made, anyhow? See some makeup laboratories and factories from the forties!
When you look at these vintage Longines watches, think back to the era when wristwatches were as ubiquitous as our phones today – and almost as important.
Red, pink, gold & beyond – See the top vintage nail polish brands and colors from the 20th century, with shades & styles from decades ago – see how manicures have changed over the years!
These beautiful women’s shoes from the 1940s – pumps of leather and suede, high heels in white & black, blue and red – would still make a stylish statement today.
See portraits of vintage Halloween pin-up girls from the 1930s and 1940s – themed photos featuring famous actresses and beautiful models.
Vintage ’40s swimsuits often featured ruching, boy short cuts, and halter straps. This old-fashioned swimwear like modest one-pieces and high waist bikinis had more class than sass.
In the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, old-fashioned maternity wear existed – but its main job was to help the mom-to-be hide her pregnancy. Here’s a look back at fashions to help women camouflage that bump!
How did they decorate small homes back in the 1940s? Here’s a look at how career girl could set up her first apartment back during the post-war years.
Back in the forties, men and women didn’t go out with a bare head – so what vintage hats were popular in the 1940s? Take a trip back in time and see the must-have headgear styles from yesteryear.
Take a look at more than 40 vintage ’40s hairstyles – long hair and short cuts, curled and waved, with and without hats – and see what was fashionable!
Not only would these sexist vintage ads not sell well today, but they’d also cause a huge social media backlash. See 50 of the most obnoxious examples here.
These vintage bullet bras (also called sweater bras) were considered flattering and sexy around the ’50s. Take a look back and see what you think of the style!
In this era of push-button cans of room deodorants and fancy smells, there is still the lingering remembrance of grandma’s old-fashioned rose jar with flower petals.
The judgments are harsh, and nobody is worried about subtlety in these ridiculously mean vintage ads that ran in popular magazines years ago.
Take a look back at these simple spring makeup tips from the 1940s, and find how to get that old-fashioned kind of beauty.
The best figures in Hollywood? Judge for yourself — we quit! Several issues ago, Photoplay-Movie Mirror made the innocent mistake of asking noted experts to
Vintage shoe styles for women If retro- and vintage-fashion are your thing, check out these seven fantastic styles of footwear styles from the past! Featuring
By their fads, ye shall know them (1975) By Carol Kramer – The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) December 6, 1975 Can you find your look?