A Blast from Christmas Past

In the spirit of our long-running ‘One Holiday at a Time’ policy—in which our stores wait patiently until the day after Thanksgiving to unveil each year’s Christmas decorations—we decided to dig up some vintage Nordstrom gift catalogs to marvel at over your morning-after breakfast of leftover ham and a double-wide slice of pumpkin pie.

The illustration above opened the 1961 gift catalog from Best’s Apparel, the company Nordstrom merged with in its first foray into above-ankle fashion. (Remember, we started out as a shoe store.) Here’s a men’s spread from the same 1961 mailer—”…definitive pages that thunder with masculinity…”:



Add to your wish list: Men’s Stocking Stuffers | Sweaters | Grooming
 

We couldn’t find a date on the catalog these next couple
pages came from, but we’re guessing…1970s?


Add to your wish list: Coats | Cardigans | Casual Shirts


Add to your wish list: Wallets | Winter Accessories | Cashmere
 

Next stop, 1975. Dig those groovy interiors:

Add to your wish list: Ties | Belts | Blazers


Add to your wish list: Pajamas & Robes | Men’s Jewelry | Dopp Kits
 

Back to ’61. Don’t forget something for the Betty Draper on your list.
(Or Megan, depending which season you’re on.)


Find the Perfect Gift for Her
 
 

SHOP: MEN’S GIFTS | ALL GIFTS
GIFTS WITH PERSONALITY (Shot by The Selby)

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