Catalog Love: Do You Have It?
Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, Williams-Sonoma, Crate and Barrel, Land’s End, Hammacher Schlemmer, Frontgate, LL Bean, The Vermont Country Store, The Savannah Country Kitchen. Those are just a few of the many catalogs that fill my mailbox on monthly basis–and I love them all!
I love flipping through catalogs, cutting out design inspirations, or dog-earring pages featuring new capris or polo shirts. Just last week, I placed two orders for summer clothes–Land’s End and Old Navy–and got some great deals. I never seem to have the time to shop and the catalogs (and internet) are a great help.
Pottery Barn is a favorite of mine, but their outrageous prices and delivery surcharges make me want to put a fork in my eye. Ballard Designs is a similar type of catalog that features better prices and has more reasonable shipping rates. When I redecorated my living room, several pieces came from Ballard.
A guilty pleasure is the Pottery Barn Teen catalog. Several of my Christmas gifts last year came straight from the pages of that catalog. Arrested development maybe?
But my ultimate favorite, the one I wait for each December? The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book! If you’ve never leafed through this catalog, please try to get your hands on a copy for 2010 holiday season. The catalog is a glossy cornucopia of toys and treats priced out of the stratosphere.
Some of the goodies you could buy (if you have the dough)? The Fantasy Gifts for 2009 included:
Algonquin Round Table Experience ($200,000.00) An exclusive dinner party at the Algonquin with Christopher Buckley, Roz Chast, Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron, and other literarti.
Cupcake Car ($25,000.00) Have a blast in your Cupcake Car (with matching hat)!
A His and Hers ICON A5 Aircraft and Pilot Lessons ($250,000.00) I mean who doesn’t dream of a flying car and pilot lessons?
And there you have my love of catalogs. Are there any that you fancy? Remember, if you’re feeling overrun by catalogs, you can always opt out by visiting Catalog Choice.