Alix, of the blog, ModernKiddo.com posted pages from the Sears Wishbook from 1975 last week. That charming post brought back a lot of memories and reminded me of a find from a few years ago at the paper ephemera convention in Pasadena CA. It's a 1969 Neiman-Marcus Christmas Book. Click on an image to open the slide show.
Isn't this a lovely spread? This jewelry page has a rustic feel, thanks to the beautiful barn wood used as a background. Some of the items included in the spread are a pebble textured, hidden face wrist watch (21A) and my favorite - an 18ct gold giraffe swizzle stick with a jeweled eye. What a glamorous way to stir a drink! On the men's side are 14ct gold collar stays and an 18ct gold tape measure.
The clothing was equally posh. for the girls we have some Pucci in the form of smart separates, an entire lipstick wardrobe and the most charming nail head trimmed purse. I would gladly carry that purse right now! The gents have it all sewed up too, with Lily Pulitzer Men's Stuff pants printed with patterns representing their Alma Mater - schools include Texas U (shown), Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Cornell.
If you love your man in Aramis (and let's face it girls, who doesn't?) you might want to get him the giant economy size - 100,000 gallons of it was only $5,000,000 - stock up and save! Smaller options were available if you wanted to be cheap.