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Home Shopping Catalogues

The excitement of getting hold of Mum's Autumn/Winter edition of Empire and Kays catalogues in the 70s was too much to bear! The Autumn/Winter editions were particularly relevent as these contained all the Christmas toys you could ever wish Santa to bring and was an essential tool to have when writing out your wish list. It helped wind you up into a festive frenzy as an eight-year-old girl. All those Christmas hamper pictures to add to the excitment. When i got a bit older i tended to flick straight to the mens' underwear section for some strange reason!


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Home Shopping Catalogues Last post by Richard1978
20 October 2009

Do You Remember Home Shopping Catalogues?

Do You Remember Home Shopping Catalogues?

  • Chaobaby7
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    I loved the catalogs, until recently I had one until they became over priced polyester rubbish. Loved it as a pre teen choosing a toy for xmas and a a new outfit and then getting the used catalogs and cutting out the women and making stories about their modelling career and sticking them in scrap books with their amazing fashions and boy friends cut from the mens wear pages, their furnishings and fittings, created a whole world of fantasy out of those used catalogs. In my teens I ticked off all the clothes I wanted to have.
  • Anonymous user
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    My mum ran agencies for Traffords and Kays and in the days before telephones and computers I used to write out the orders and take them to the post. The Autumn/Winter catalogues had thousands of toys, and like retrochick above I used to choose all my Christmas presents from them, marvelling at the really expensive toys that my parents could never afford! I was dressed completely in Traffords and Kays clothes for the first 12 years of my life, I think! It's just not the same looking on the internet. There was nothing like the excitement of grabbing that Winter book to see those toys!
    • Chaobaby7
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      I loved that too, looking at the toys, still get a similar buzz with the autumn and winter catalog for Argos.