30 April 2010

Enthusiasm (ESPRIT)

Flipping through the Esprit catalogues ranging from 1984 through 1989 that I found in my basement I kept wishing I could call up and order things! It reminds me of American Apparel or United Colors of Benneton with the beautiful or exotic models, color schemes, and foray into accessories, shoes, and even bedding. Based in Hong Kong and Germany the company was originally founded in San Francisco by two hitchhikers who met, married, and sold their first line out of a VW Bus. In recent years I haven't seen much of the brand and when I do see a store I go in, but never find anything I absolutely love. I wish their newer designs had the same appeal as those in the catalogues. Like beautiful magazines filled with editorials, I want to pull them out and hang on my wall and dress up in color coordinated outfits and wild sunglasses.
"Modern Worker" 1987
Summer 1984
Eyewear
Esprit Mini 1987
Esprit Kids 1989
Accessories

16 comments

  1. These are wonderful! I fell out of love with Esprit a long while ago. You're right, they should start producing stuff like this again - a lot of people (like us) would eat it up!

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  2. I used to love Esprit too. I noticed that the quality of the materials they use now are not the same as before. I wish they'll be able to reinvent the brand. xoxo

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  3. Vintage Esprit is awesome! I used to wear it all the time when I was younger!

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  4. I love looking through old catalogues. I'm loving that white sock/black flat pairing. Cute.

    I used to love Esprit. I used to wear it all the time, now their clothes are rather dull, but I really like these photos you posted.

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  5. These are fantastic. I bet I could go through catalogs like these for hours. The sunglasses are particularly drawing my attention. I would pay so much fort some of them.

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  6. you're so right! this may as well be a 2010 American Apparel catalogue :)

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  7. amazing pics
    looks so 90's..
    love it!
    xxx

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  9. i love the double denim look!

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  11. The Espirit kids is the best, but I love all the pics you have on here. I wish I had that many sunglasses, it would be cool.

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  12. These are wonderful! I fell out of love with Esprit a long while ago. You're right, they should start producing stuff like this again - a lot of people (like us) would eat it up!

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  13. I love looking through old catalogues. I'm loving that white sock/black flat pairing. Cute.

    I used to love Esprit. I used to wear it all the time, now their clothes are rather dull, but I really like these photos you posted.

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