I do think it's quite sad when vintage fashion magazines are torn apart to resell for a few key ads and I know personally that I wouldn't tear apart a book to resell a couple of ads as I like to keep things intact. But, if I do see auctions that list bunches of images from vintage fashion magazines, I do like to bid on them as I think the best way to preserve the memory is to then scan in these images. I figure then we can all get to enjoy them as sometimes buying a whole vintage fashion magazine can be very pricey. I'm into the late 30's right now and boy are these super expensive. So, I'm sure I wouldn't have seen a lot of images in these loose pages if I would have had to wait for a decent priced version of the book to show up.
Now onto this great ad for Elizabeth Arden. I love this because you can see what the prices were for some of these gems. I would love one of these travel cases, how about you?
Now of course I had to scope out ebay and etsy to see if some of these items might be for sale.
Number 13. Elizabeth Arden Dusting Powder Puff Puff. Retailed for $1.50. On ebay for $12.99. Not a bad price indeed. Very curious of the smell. Do any of you use vintage perfumes or cosmetics?
Number 21. Elizabeth Arden My Love Perfume (many different prices). Currently, $36 ebay.
Number 28. Elizabeth Arden Blue Grass Heart shaped soap $3.50. Isn't this lovely? Unfortunately, it has sold. But, it makes you remember when having nice soaps in the bathroom wasn't uncommon. Sold for a BO price. Original listing was $54.
Number 30. Elizabeth Arden Blue Grass Soap. 3.50 then now $26.99 or BO
Number 47. This purse is very similar to the one in the ad. On Etsy for $10. Originally sold for $39.50. Okay, so I bought it, yep got caught up by the ad:) But, I figure this is a great buy to see what it's like. I know it's not exactly like the ad but it pretty much references the look and time period.
Wouldn't it be great if I could one day find "modern" images of all these great items in this ad? Maybe I'll come back to this post and periodically update it.