More Retro Catalogs: J.C. Penney’s From 1977

A week ago, it was old RadioShack catalogs. Today, I bring you a J.C. Penney catalog from 1977. The blogger who blogged it might have oversold it as “the funniest thing you will ever see,” but it’s still pretty entertaining–especially the “colorful stretch terry coordinates” and the “all-purpose jumpsuit.”

Update: Apparently there’s been some confusion, as several commenters have pointed out. The whole “1977 J.C. Penney catalog on the Internet” is not a new development. I never meant to imply it was. Gizmodo ran it a couple of years ago. And J.C. Penney ran it way back … in 1977. I saw it today and decided to share. Apologies to all whom I’ve offended.

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6 responses to “More Retro Catalogs: J.C. Penney’s From 1977”

  1. Bethany says:

    Is that a striped mandress?

  2. diversion says:

    The JC Penny re-post is so 2005.

  3. Duane says:

    It’s so a GIZMODO repost from 2005. You are better than this…

  4. LakeWWWooder says:

    OK I will confess to having had a leisure suit (a present from mother) but the reedeming factor is that I only wore it once. And not even to HP Cassidy’s or Flannigan’s or After The Gold Rush…

    However, this makes me nostalgic for…2005.

  5. diversion says:

    Mob rule via blogging is fun.

  6. Puddin'Tane says:

    Agrees with diversion.

    I remember sending this back when.