Footwear fave, Windsor Smith, is celebrating 70 years young this month.

From humble beginnings as a men’s retailer in Melbourne, the brand now boasts 39 stores across Australia and is stocked in a selection of global retailers. But an impressive history is not the only reason we like looking back.

A trip down memory lane presents us with pure gold – in the form of old ad campaigns.

From big heels to even bigger hair, these campaign images are equal parts interesting, nostalgic and pretty damn cool.


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Lines between empowering and overly-sexualised are being blurred.
Maybelline turns 100 so we took a trip down memory lane.
This is the only time 'juxtaposition' can be used more than once.
It's General Pants Co. and it's vintage.
Not a single item will cost more than a tenner.
Opening Ceremony autumn collection leaves no room for summer nostalgia.
A natural though surprising choice.
A dampened Ward fronts Prada Spring 2015.
Mostly '90s pieces. They’re beyond amazing.
Representing the iconic Australian beach culture, SABO Skirt and It's Now Cool know how to do hot weather
The fierce rapper dresses 'so fancy' for Forever 21's Christmas special
Another reason for another Nike addition to the wardrobe
Fans of The Simpsons get ready to squeal.
The label has unveiled its second campaign for Fall featuring a new breed of cool kids.
Wrangler and jewellery designer Holly Ryan take on the '70s.
Band of Outsiders are in with their latest campaign
Ali Michael and Marcel Castenmiller play house in Urban Outfitters' latest campaign.
sass & bide once again prove they are ahead of the game.
London retailer River Island has dropped a series of sophisticated snaps for its FW14 campaign.
Actual great vintage tees without the hassle.
We all look better with a filter so perhaps that explains Proenza Schouler’s Fall 2014 campaign.
Designer Kristina Angelozzi doesn't look far beyond the fabric store for inspiration to create collections for her label,...
It's easy to fall head over heels for Allen Company. The Etsy store is a vintage wonderland, that kind of reminds us of...
Mitchell & Ness have been making sportswear fashionable since 1904
Spanish Moss sells the kind of clothes you would wear on a road trip across America. In 1969. On a bus driven by Stevie Nicks.