i got this email forwarded and wanted to share some of the contents and pictures. i thought it was really interesting to see how times have changed in the last 70+ years. and in spirit of BLACK FRIDAY and the fucking craziness it has to offer, i decided today would be perfect to show you what a real deal looked like. these are pages from a catalog in 1934.
it is also interesting to see how the styles have come back. except for the whole underwear/bloomer trend. that would be interesting to see now-a-days with your low ride jeans and belly shirt from high school you still wear.
|i just bought a pair of shoes...for 80 dollars and thought that was a steal. #fail|
|if only VS could go back to this pricing. 25 cents for a bra instead of $60. yeah. |
|these prices. i mean less than a dollar for a dress. imagine the possibilities. |
|yes. i would like to buy some chickens. |
i hope you found this as amusing as i did. obviously the salaries and living expenses weren't what they are now, but how does it escalate so MUCH? if the trend continues, in 80 years when i am dying i will be paying more than $120 for a bra, $300 for a cotton dress, $80 for a pair of shorts, and i can't even imagine what shoes will cost. how do we stop this?? i think we should start making our own clothes. but first we must start with making our own thread to make our fabric. hmmmm. that seems hard.
|the most interesting part...look at the bottom. BOTH husband and wife are required to sign if the order was over $100. not only would that mean you bought more clothes than you would need for a year but that means your husband has to approve of all of them :(|
hope you enjoyed your turkey day yesterday and got some good deals today! i am boycotting and going to the bar instead. see ya later bitches.
oh yeah..you like the new colors/design? #unemploymentweek got a little boring. can you tell i made the instagram icon from scratch? that is my favorite. that and the washington monument.
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