eBay Roundup: Vintage Fashion Books & Mags Are More the Future Than the Past!

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I grew up on great fashion magazines. But now, when I go to the newsstand in search of something to inspire me, it's sadly slim pickins' (I know you know what I mean). If only some of today's mags and catalogs would take a cue from these vintage paper gems.
Clockwise, from top left:
1. Vintage Ah Men Catalog—Someone recently posted a lot of these oh-so-'70s catalogs, and they are nothing short of a site to behold. Someone call Simon Doonan immediately. Starting bid, $9.99, check it out
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2. Vintage French Vogue—Those in search of your next campaign concept, look no further...the stories here are gorgeous and of-the-moment in every way. Starting bid, $75, check it out
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3. Vintage British Vogue—David Bailey, Raquel Welch, Helmut Newton, Mary Quant...only the cover line "Catch the Sun Looks" can rival all the crazy talents poured into this one issue. Starting bid, $85, check it out here....
4. Vintage Harper's Bazaar—Can you even imagine a time when publishers we're cool with a cover like this? No Angelina, no numbers, no hysterical cover lines. Just the spareness of this cover makes me want to look inside. Starting bid, $50, check it out here....
5. Vintage Seventeen—As a teenager, Seventeen was my bible. Now I'm wishing I'd kept them all. Starting bid, $16.96, check it out here....
6. Diana Vreeland, 1st Edition—Coming from 2002, this isn't exactly vintage, but we can still all learn a thing or two from this legend of audacious style. Starting bid, $75.00, check it out here....
7. The Secrets of Photographing Women—I don't even need to see what's inside this book but I want it. Starting bid, $15, check it out here....
8. Vintage Sears Catalog—A lovely person just gave me an archive of old Sears catalogs from the 20s through the 60s. I am not kidding, much of the stuff for sale could be on the floor at Opening Ceremony today. Starting bid, $15, check it out here....

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