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Old 10-02-2017, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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^I loved paper dolls...probably why I loved their catalog so much!
This Christmas Catalogs were the best.....you could circle toys and ask your parents
to buy them....I probably only wanted a thousand dollars or so worth of toys!
(But usually I would forget about them in a day or two and want something else, lol.)
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:13 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I do!

The Spiegel catalog was still around in the early 90s, as my secretary at the time purchased some Christmas gifts for me through the catalog. I don't recall ever ordering anything from their catalog, but Spiegel had a retail store in an outlet mall about half an hour from my home, and I occasionally went there to shop.

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Old 10-03-2017, 09:23 AM
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Remember the mall store where everything was in the back and you only saw floor models? Shoppers got a slip of paper at the display and took it to a service counter at the back of the store. It was liek shopping in Russia. Sterlings, it may have been called.

ETA: finally found it mentioned online. It was called Service Merchandise. Putting things in your own cart must be self-service.

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Old 10-03-2017, 04:48 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Oh, yeah, I used to get their catalog! I didn't even realize they had stopped sending it.

I see they have their history/timeline on the website. I would mostly order fashion from them. And I remember ordering from the "Avon Fashions" catalog, which later changed to "Newport News." I used to love those catalogs. In my teens and early twenties, I would spend most of my allowance and/or paycheck on their clothes. lol The actual Spiegel catalog did look like quality merchandise, but it was a little pricey for me at that time.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I remember that catalog. I loved when the Xmas catalogs came out.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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I still love looking at catalogs! Sadly there's not many of them these days. Once in awhile I'll get one from Wayfair.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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I still love looking at catalogs! Sadly there's not many of them these days. Once in awhile I'll get one from Wayfair.
Flower and Seed Catalogs are great for the winter time blues...
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:12 PM
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Flower and Seed Catalogs are great for the winter time blues...
*burp* Make that Burpee. Excuse me.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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Flower and Seed Catalogs are great for the winter time blues...
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*burp* Make that Burpee. Excuse me.
Good one!!
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