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Christmas books: 5 books for people who love fashion

From Yves Saint Laurent to Stan Smith, these are the best fashion books to buy, gift and read

All About Yves

Yves Saint Laurent book

This is a beautiful tome filled with unseen sketches, notes and Polaroids by the late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

Hardcover, £23 at

Vintage Luxury Fashion - Exploring the Rise of the Secondhand Clothing Trade

Secondhand clothing book

This is a critique of the evolving business of vintage fashion and preloved luxury pieces. Great for those who work in fashion and want to understand supply chains, products and marketing. 

Hardcover, £99.99


Prada book

A book named after the exhibition and a look at the ethos behind the genius of Miuccia Prada.

Hardcover, £100 at


Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m a Shoe

Stan Smith book

Since 1973 the Stan Smith trainer from Adidas has been worn by millions, but not many realise he is a real person. He was a tennis ace who won the Grand Slam twice.

Hardcover, £23.68 at

What Shall I Wear?: The What, Where, When & How Much of Fashion

What Shall I Wear book

First published in 1956 this is a guide to fashion by Claire McCardell who designed in the USA in the 1940s and 1950s.

Paperback, £13.99 pre-order, to be published March 2019

Happy Christmas, fashion lovers

Love Lynnette

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