Last year I found this Sears catalog from 1993 at a flea market.
This is the kind of thing I love most to find at flea markets: the garbage that should have been tossed out long ago, yet some weirdo (in this case, a grandpa who probably just liked ogling the ladies in the bra pages) just couldn't bring themselves to let go of.
Here are a few women's items for sale back then:
*Dresses and suits that Barbara Bush would approve of
*The "padded plus brief"
*An awkward maternity shirt that looks like it should have been for the baby, not the expectant mother
*This pretty sweet swimsuit
*And of course, the most awesome Reeboks (still sold today!!)
Something I noticed in particular is that they offered all kinds of sizes to fit all kinds of ladies, which is commendable. And yes, Sears does still offer print catalogs. Did I sign up to get one? You bet I did!
More photos of the women's section can be seen here, on flickr. Later I'll feature more of the other departments (home fashions is the best!!).