Spiegel: Not Your Mother's Catalog

Lindsay Ferrier
Beauty & Style

Polka Dot Dress, $49
Remember Spiegel?

I used to love Spiegel's enormous catalogs, which I pored through as a child. I actually cut out the models and used them as paper dolls!

But as an adult, I've never thought of actually buying anything from the 145-year-old mail order monolith.

Until lately.

Spiegel keeps popping up in my searches for fashionable clothes and accessories as one of the most affordable options out there.

This Polka Dot Silk Dress ($49), for example,  is so Eva Longoria Parker meets Kim Kardashian at the Kentucky Derby. I would totally wear it.

And check out these other stylish and affordable Spiegel looks.

Spiegel Catalog
Spiegel's famous catalog now is available online as well as through the mail. I liked it so much, I ordered a (free) subscription. Those of you who've been reading this blog for a while know how much I love certain catalogs to keep up with trends (J Crew, Neiman Marcus and Anthropologie all have great ones) as opposed to spending money on fashion magazines.

I featured the Boyfriend Blazer ($59) pictured above in a post copying Sarah Jessica Parker's look. It's also available in black and red. I'm also loving the red Shirred Dress ($32), also available in several other colors. And the Basketweave Bag ($89) is almost identical to one I was eyeing longingly yesterday at Bebe, which was double the price!


Spiegel Top, $49
I'm also loving this Silk Tie-Front Top ($49), an excellent buy right now since gray has emerged as one of the hottest colors of the upcoming fall season.


Lace Pencil Skirt, $49
This Lace Pencil Skirt ($49) is so chic right now, and a perfect look for an upcoming special occasion.


Spiegel Shoes, $39
I can't leave out Spiegel's shoe collection. It includes every kind of shoe you might be looking for this summer, from thongs to wedges to platform heels. Almost everything is $59 or less. I'm loving this Braded Gladiator Sandal ($39).


Spiegel Bag, $34
Finally, if you need a bag, Spiegel is one of the first places I'd look. They have loads of expensive-looking bags of all shapes and sizes. All are well under $100, like this Quilted Bag ($34).

What do you think of Spiegel? Have you shopped there? Would you consider it now?

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