At a time when malls are overcrowded and store selection can be slim,
it's nice to have catalogs for mail-order shopping
convenience. And thanks to the Internet, finding the perfect catalog with
that perfect product has never been easier.
With thousands of catalogs at your fingertips, these
sites are the ultimate in one-stop shopping.
Catalog City Not only can you choose from thousands of catalogs, you can skip the paper and order online. Top catalogs include The Sharper Image, Neiman Marcus, Patagonia and The Popcorn Factory. The site also offers gift certificates and a gift registry.
Catalog Mart Ordering catalogs from this site is a snap. Just enter your name and address and select all the subjects you enjoy. Catalog Mart contacts the stores that correspond to your subject, and sends out the catalogs free of charge.
Your favorite catalogs also offer online ordering. Here's a sampling of the best:
Harry & David, famous for its Fruit
of the Month Club, offers a great selection of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and
gourmet cakes and cookies. (The peaches and pears are to die for.)
Cheryl & Co. bakes 18 kinds of cookies that rival Mrs.
Fields. (The Cookie of the Month Club is a delicious but dangerous gift.)
Dean & Deluca sells the ultimate in gourmet
foods (caviar, truffles, pate) plus coffee, tea, cheeses, pastries and
Check out the latest clothing and outdoor gear at L.L. Bean and sign up for LLB-Mail to get the scoop on online sales.
J. Crew offers an e-mail newsletter
service. You can "browse" the clearance section and check out
Lands' End offers cool
features like Oxford Express, which helps you find the perfect men's dress
shirt, and Your Personal Model, a program that allows you to virtually try on
Crate & Barrel has something for
every room of the home, and the online store is finally up and running. You
can also purchase gift certificates and view wedding registries.