Yardley

Yardley 1947

Yardley is another prestige line that slowly has gone the way of the drugstore brands. Even when I was a teenager, Yardley makeup could still be found in my local 5 and 10 cents store. Nowadays the only Yardley product I can find is their English Lavender soap, which costs about 1.99 in my local supermarket, and whose quality has suffered quite a bit since I used it in high school. But in 1947, when this ad appeared, Yardley still epitomized British upper-class glamor and sophistication. It was, after all, “by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Mary.” And just look at that fur coat. Isn’t it fabulous?

Yardley ad from 1937

Advertisements


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s