Back in the twenties, who was buying the most stuff? The people who already had fancy telephones in their homes.
From 1908: The new Hamburger department store is to be a city in itself, a veritable human beehive, with all the complexity of detail characterizing a busy city, save that it will be a metropolis in miniature,
Bloomingdale Bros. Illustrated Fashion Catalog (Summer 1890) Bloomingdale Bro’s building 918 Third Avenue, New York
Casual dresses of the ’50s were pretty on their own, but still the style mavens commanded women, ‘You’ll wear these American-made fashions from now on, wherever the sun shines.’
When it comes to saving money on food, it’s hard to always get the most out of your food dollar. Here’s a quiz from the fifties to see how budget-wise people were!
Bloomingdale’s New York Magazine, December 3 1979 Joske’s Texas Monthly, September 1979 Herman’s New York Magazine, November 26 1979 Lord & Taylor Texas Monthly, November
Shopping for sweet treats has long been a joy for young and old alike! Here are photos from 1938 and 1939 that show people buying candies — by the bar, by the box and by the bag.
Mme Demorest’s Emporium of Fashions – 473 Broadway, New York We think our lady readers will be both interested and benefited by having their attention called
The history of Macy’s – which is also a history of department stores Extracts from a full-page article in the New York Herald, Sunday, February
Classified Yellow Pages telephone directory (1952) Yellow Pages (1961) Shop by phone when you can’t leave home (1961) Shop the Yellow Pages way – 1962
Qiana was a silk-like fiber introduced by DuPont during the late sixties, and often used in high-end and designer fashions. See how it looked in some beautiful vintage Qiana fashions from the 1970s here!
How to play Santa to 12 harried people Low-silhouette blender! / Hear, walk & talk while your hair dries New Nocturne Alarm clock /
Vintage shoe styles for women The shoes featured above: 1. Bordello by Pleaser Women’s Flora Boot 2. Eric Michael Esme Boot 3. Frye Women’s Miranda