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#TBT – Sears 1981 Tele-Shop Catalog Laserdisc

I think by now, you may have seen the ultimate in Sears TBT to hit YouTube. It was the first of it’s kind (and last), the first ever laserdisc catalog. The YouTube video  is about 27  minutes long and the poster was smart to fast forward certain parts, but this video is definitely worth watching! […]

#TBT – Sears and My Little Pony

As a self-admitted Brony, I am happy to say that I really like “My Little Pony”. There is a huge number of us out there, I promise! Google it! You’ll see! My Little Ponies have been available at Sears since the 80’s and like most of the celebrities and toys of the 80’s have gone […]

#TBT – Sears Thanksgiving Throwback

Whether you knew it or not, Sears has probably been a guest at your Thanksgiving meal in some way or another. Whether it be in the form of a platter, a stove or a new fridge. Sears had and still has almost everything that you need to have a successful holiday meal besides the actual […]

#TBT – Halloween Costumes at Sears

With Halloween tomorrow, I thought it would be cool to look at the Halloween costumes from Sears’ past. There are still a few familiar costumes that seem to repeat themselves like cowboys, pirates, princesses and super heroes. Here are a few pages from the Sears catalog from the 50’s. Superman and Batman are still popular, […]

#TBT – Shoes at Sears

It’s TBT time again and I thought I would showcase shoes starting with shoes from the 1910 Sears Catalog. We have definitely come along way! It is also funny to notice that shoe styles come back around. I have seen many of the shoes from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s make a return. Here is […]

#TBT – The Evolution of Music Players at Sears

Sears has always been the go-to for electronics. Since the early 1900’s Sears has stayed on top of the latest trends in music players, from the gramophone, to the radio, to plastic cartridge players, to the latest in Hi-Fi, Stereos, record players, portable cassette players, and now mp3 players! The evolution is quite remarkable and […]

#TBT – Perma-Prest ® at Sears

Perma Prest® throwback! Looking at these old pics from the Sears Wishbook make you wish that polyester and bell bottoms were still in fashion. Fashion is cyclical so it’s really only a matter of time. Not a wrinkle in site! Body shirt and a cravat? Yes please! Just a couple of guys hanging around campus. […]

#TBT – May the Force be with Sears – Star Wars and Sears Through the Years

The force has been strong with Sears since it’s very conception in 1977. You could find anything and everything Star Wars had out. From sleepwear for the entire family: To exclusive, only available at Sears toys, check out this “Cantina Adventure Set” that some lucky kiddo got for Christmas: In Fact, Star Wars was pretty […]

#TBT – Kmart Throwback

We’ve had quite a few #TBT post for Sears, so know let’s give Kmart a turn. Check out what Kmart stores and ads used to look like back in the day. Kmart Store in the 70’s. Kmart Swimwear ad from the 60’s. Old store shots. My first Kmart visit was in Houston, Tx. I loved […]

#TBT – A Very Brady Sears Throwback

It’s #TBT time! Checkout Sears in film. We have made a few cameos in movies and cartoons. One of the funniest, sunshiniest, was in The Brady Bunch Movie. It’s a Sunshine Day! What other movies or cartoons have you seen Sears in?