I collect old vintage fashion catalogs, especially from the retro vintage 1950s.
Montgomery Wards, Speigel and others.
I use these to date and identify my vintage clothing, shoes, handbags and retro finds.
Browsing through one of the vintage catalogs on a rainy day is like taking a trip back in time. I also love to use theses “Wish Books” as they were called to help decorate my 1950s vintage den.
Here are few pages of 1954 vintage shoes styles from a Speigel Spring and Summer book.
I have also included vintage shoes from my Bette be Good Vintage shop that resemble these styles.