Thursday, July 4, 2013

Delia's Catalog - Summer 96

Confession time: if there was a warehouse out there in the wild blue yonder filled with Delia's deadstock from the mid 90s, I would snag everything in my size and then some. I was such a maniac for this stuff that I actually kept all the catalogs that arrived in my mailbox. While I ended up throwing out every issue of Seventeen, Teen and YM that I owned, I couldn't part with these. Today I finally got around to scanning one, the Summer '96 edition. I still pine for the printed shift dresses and Vans Wally's.

Whole catalog can be viewed on flickr: Delia's Catalog - Summer 96




5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this! These images are burned in my mind because I would just look at this particular catalog OVER and OVER again. I think I was given like $200 by my grandfather and I had to make that stretch as much as possible. I've sadly, in the last 17 years, gotten rid of all the things I was able to get. If you find the deadstock warehouse, please let me know. We'll go crazy together. Good memories.

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    1. There's got to be deadstock inventory of this somewhere! I'll cling onto my hope that someone is just waiting to unload all of it if/when a mid-90s revival hits

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  2. I scanned a 1999 Delias catalog awhile back, but this is SO MUCH BETTER. Albeit a little before my time (meaning my mom wouldn't let me shop there until 1998 or so 0:) ). Everything is amazing except the jewelry?! I remember Delias having the best jewels but this catalog is kinda missing the mark. Weird! Lipstick and platforms surely make up for it, tho!

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    1. I've got plenty more catalogs to scan, and the jewelry definitely changes. Stay tuned!

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  3. Ditto, I've kept all of my Delia*s catalogs and they're sitting in a box in my storage unit. I refuse to throw them away. I think I have a 1995 issue.

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