Littlewoods is sadly no longer a high-street store, but when it was, it rivalled the likes of Dixons (Currys PC World), Argos and many other well known high-street retailers of the day. The retail side of the company began in 1932 after first launching as a football pools company in 1923, a venture which made a loss in its first year and was subsequently scrapped.
Many years later, Littlewoods became a household name and allowed its customers to order their favourite products from the comfort of their own home, via a large catalogue. However sadly in 2005, Littlewoods closed its doors to customers, before relaunching as an online only retail business alongside sister site Very.co.uk.
Here we are going to take a trip down memory lane and look at a handful of pages from an old 1990’s Littlewoods catalogue to see what technology and fashion was like, when circling pages and filling in forms to post off was the thing to do to make a purchase, before the Internet.
Electronic typewriters were all the rage during the 90s, with computers yet to fully transform our lives, electronic typewriters were the best and quickest way to write a letter ready to post off to your pen-pal.
The Latest Trendy Shoes
It’s funny to think that these shoes would be lauded by many in the present day. Retro clobber is well and truly back in fashion, with the likes of Ellesse and Fila making a comeback. These trendy shoes were – and still are – the fashion of the day.