Cheery Summer Shoes, 1938

It’s been a while since I shared some old catalog images. Finally got my scanner hooked up again, so I have two darling pages to show from a 1938 Chicago Mail Order catalog.  This comes from a little sale catalog and it’s one I go back to over and over again for style inspiration.  In fact, it’s in this catalog that I found the image I based my Fiesta Farmerettes off of!

Paging American Duchess– I want “N” in the above photo- the floral ones with little bows on the front and open toes with matching purse, k?  I’m not picky… I’ll take them in stripes instead of florals ;)  Or green.

9 Comments on Cheery Summer Shoes, 1938

  1. Sean MacKenzie
    June 22, 2012 at 11:47 am (3 years ago)

    I know it’s not super fashionable now, but I love socks with heels. Makes me think of Dorothy with her blue socks and ruby slippers.

  2. Tasha
    June 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm (3 years ago)

    Can I have one of each, please? :D Although I particularly love N too, and R. Those have kind of a fun bowling shoe vibe that would be great with wide-legged trousers. If only!

  3. Beth
    June 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm (3 years ago)

    H, M, & P for me!

  4. Jill
    June 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm (3 years ago)

    DELIGHTFUL!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Juliet
    June 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my… I was born in the wrong era for shoes. I’ll happily trot down the street in these any day, especially H!

  6. Michelle
    June 24, 2012 at 12:41 am (3 years ago)

    So cute! I want them all!

  7. Jessica Cangiano
    June 24, 2012 at 4:13 am (3 years ago)

    How wonderfully fun and upbeat! There isn’t a single pair I wouldn’t sport with a mile wide smile on my face, but am especially drawn to the darling double bow, floral print pair (with matching handbag to boot!).

    Wishing you a relaxing, gorgeous weekend!
    ♥ Jessica

  8. Casey
    June 24, 2012 at 5:36 am (3 years ago)

    These are so pretty! I think my favorite is “L” in the first page scan. So cute and colorful!

  9. Lorna
    June 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm (3 years ago)

    I want them all, but if American Duchess wants to do the blue stripes with matching handbag, I’m in!