Shop ETC. ceased publication with its October 2006 issue.
Looking for Shop ETC on the newstand? Then read this notice from its publisher Hearst Magazines:
Due to the challenging economy and rising paper and postal costs, SHOP Etc. will be discontinued after the October issue. moreMy first impression of Shop ETC is that it was a blatant rip-off of Lucky. However, Shop ETC. began to grow on me, and I became a subscriber.
Frankly, I'm surprised that Shop ETC lasted as long as it did (about two years). While its graphic design was ho-hum compared to Lucky, I did find individual items of interest in its pages, like this Spanx "Tight-End" Tights Five-Day-a-Workweek set.
PS Rising paper costs??!! Then why I am getting more unsolicited mail-order catalogues than ever?