In a world where online shopping is rapidly becoming the norm, mail order companies have somewhat lost their importance. However they continue to be popular with those people who are reluctant to use the Internet to shop because of the risks involved like credit card fraud and identity theft.
Some of the most popular catalogs which continue to exist in despite the growing popularity and convenience of online shopping are the JC Penney Catalog (http://www.jcp.com), The L.L Bean Catalog (http://www.llbean.com/), the Land’s End Catalog (http://www.landsend.com/) and the Victoria’s Secret catalog (http://www.victoriasecret.com). While JC Penney offers a wide range of kitchen and home products in addition to all kinds of apparel, L.L.Bean, Land’s End and Victoria’s Secret offer mainly apparel that consists of outerwear, inner wear, swimwear, school uniforms and hunting and fishing gear.
Other popular catalogs the catalogs issued by the high end kitchen and dining equipment store, Williams-Sonoma (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/) and the slightly lower priced Crate and Barrel stores (http://www.crateandbarrel.com). The Texas based luxury department store Neiman Marcus (http://www.neimanmarcus.com) has a sumptuous Christmas catalog, which offers the most opulent and extravagant gifts, and is extremely popular.
If you would rather shop by catalog rather than the internet you can always order a catalog, generally available free of charge, from a catalog directory like http://www.catalogs.com, which offers nearly all the catalogs that are published in the USA.