Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

This Big W Catalogue From 1981 Reveals Some Awesome Deals on Skivvies and Corduroy Slacks

This Big W Catalogue From 1981 Reveals Some Awesome Deals on Skivvies and Corduroy Slacks

Always up for a good deal on skivvies, woven Western blouses and corduroy slacks, I was absolutely captivated by a recent post on Reddit’s Australia sub where a poster revealed that they had found an old Big W catalogue from the early 80s.

Sharing images of the Aussie discount department store, Redditor SignalButterscotch4 explained that they found the 41-year-old catalogue while cleaning out their partner’s grandmother’s apartment.

Big W, a division of Woolworths, was founded in regional New South Wales in 1964. The chain of discount department stores boasts a range of fashion clothing, health and beauty products, outdoor wares, toys and books, and a small selection of electronics and appliances.

But it’s the fashions of 1981 that really caught my eye.

Not gonna lie, those ribbed polyester skivvies and corduroy overdresses with pockets look comfy as hell! And what great prices!!

Save 98 cents on front-pleated corduroy skirts and western cord jeans!

Younger women weren’t forgotten with these smashing deals. Oh no! Rush out to get your polyester wool blend fashion skirts in flattering checks and tweeds, girls!

Get a load of these spicy Mens Drill Sports Shorts, ladies! Available in three styles with scoop legs, all of them brown. Hawt!

While you’re out, don’t forget to pick up The Police’s latest hit record on cassette or LP. And is that a rudimentary PlayStation?

Save nearly $4 on this clock radio and wake up to music or an alarm! What a time to be alive.

The price of the latest tech always remains the steepest as this nifty 6-piece AWA hi-fi system reveals. But hey, it comes with an “attractive furniture stand” so it was probably super worth it to listen to your collection of Air Supply and Mondo Rock LPs.

Here we see where Bunnings took their inspiration for their own retail advertising. And now I know where all that lino and wood panelling came from!

Who knew Big Dub sold screen doors back in the day?

How simply awesome. Thanks for sharing your amazing find, u/SignalButterscotch4!



Source: Reddit/Australia

Want to get top trending news, recipes, giveaways and the hottest deals delivered straight to your inbox once a week?

* Indicates required

Email Format:

Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I agree to these terms.