Early October when I was in Madison, I visited a number of small antique stores and malls. One of the lovely treasures I stumbled across was a vintage Carson Pirie Scott & Co clothing catalogue from the 1950′s, focusing on college campus fashion.
I fell in love with it immediately upon sight. Not only were the fashion illustrations fabulous, I loved the styling and the quaint notes through-out. I also marvel somewhat that a mailed fashion catalogue was kept rather than thrown out. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t received any catalogues via mail that have compelled me to keep them rather than tossing them for recycle. Perhaps I’m receiving them from the wrong company? Who knows? I just find that most modern-day catalogues lack the inspiration and beauty that vintage ones do.
Without any further ado - here are scans! Click on them to view them larger and see more details.
I hope you enjoyed the catalogue as much as I do!