over50feeling40: Spiegel...Not Your Mother's Catalog!!
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Aug 21, 2013

Spiegel...Not Your Mother's Catalog!!

I distinctly remember Spiegel Catalogs from when I was a small girl.  This mail order catalog which began in the late 1800s was where I first fell in love with women wearing beautiful clothes!

I cut them out and made paper dolls who lived in neighborhoods drawn on butcher paper...anyone else do that?

But, in looking over today's Spiegel, I am drawn to the beautiful, affordable fashion which keeps this catalog right on trend and stylish!  You might not realize it, but Spiegel was the first catalog to bring European trends to America and send buyers to Paris fashion week.  
I discovered so many gorgeous looks as I visited the website and I really was amazed at the prices and variety...all sizes and shapes covered!

I would like to encourage all of you to visit Spiegel HERE....and if you want to print out a few pages to play paper dolls ....that's OK too!

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  1. Pam I remember spending hours looking at the catalog and wishing and listing what I loved. Yes and I cut out pages!

    Feature: Artist Anne Harwell

  2. Oh, I love Spiegel, but haven't shopped the catalog in years .. I may have to re-visit!

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

  3. I love that leopard pump! I remember Spiegel's catalog when I was a kid too, that was always the best, to be able to leaf through that and dream. XO, Jill

  4. As a little girl I too enjoyed flipping through the pages of the Spiegel catalog, carefully studying all the latest fashions. And when I had my first child, a girl, I remember holding her in my lap and showing her all the beautiful clothes. It was her first picture book! No wonder she is such a fashionista today :) Somehow over time I had forgotten about Spiegel ... thanks for reminding me. I will definitely have to reconnect with them.

  5. I remember all of the girls in my family gathered around the catalogue picking out our school clothes.
    I also remember them in "Let's Make A Deal"
    Spiegel catalogue Chicago, Illionois, 60609.

  6. Hello! I am stopping by via katherine's corner Thursday blog hop! I have enjoyed reading your blog and am now following you! Just thought I'd let you know! :)

    Sarah Ortiz


  7. I always remember Spiegel from watching game shows back when I was very young

  8. Yes, they have some great items in their outlet catalog as well.

  9. Thanks for bringing back fond memories of making paper dolls! Here in Canada, it was the Sears catalogue though.


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