Mail order catalogs have come a long way. In 1744, Benjamin Franklin sold scientific and academic books through the first US mail order catalog. In 1872, Montgomery Ward hit the catalog scene. Fast forward to today where we have a multitude of e-commerce sites and online catalogs.
To help organize, share, and facilitate catalog browsing, Google Catalogs comes to the rescue. The App enables you to choose your favorite e-catalogs and keep them all in one place. My favs are Madewell, J.Crew, and Anthropologie.
With the Google Catalogs App, you can create collages of your favorite items, ideas, and future purchases. I created this “Cute Clothes” collage. You can make your collage public on the web, or share it via email.
Can online catalogs and the Google Catalogs app inspire your web designs?
Update 8/2/2013: Google catalog is now available for desktop only.
(Image credit: montgomery ward)
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