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Fashion Merchandising and Design: Books

Finding Books

To find books at Meredith, select the tab Books & More on the Library's website and try searching keywords related to your topic.

To browse the stacks for books related to fashion merchandising and design, go to:

  • 391 Costume and clothing in history and society
  • 646 Sewing and clothing design
  • 677 Textiles
  • 687 Clothing manufacture and business
  • 746 Textile arts

History of Costume (FMD 315) Project

This list highlights some of the best books at Meredith's library for finding descriptions and illustrations of fashion in particular European countries during particular time periods.  You may also want to browse the collection in call number range 391 - 391.09.

Collection Examples
Title Call number
The Book of Costume (Davenport) 391 D27
What People Wore: A Visual History of Dress (Gorsline) 391 G68
A Pictorial History of Costume (Bruhn and Tilke) 391.009 B83
What People Wore When (Leventon) 391.009 W556L
Fashion in the Western World 1500-1900 (Yarwood) 391.009 Ya2
The Common Man Through the Centuries (Barsis) 391.09 B282
A History of Costume (Kohler and Schart) 391.09 K82


Books at Meredith

Use this box to search WorldCat for books in the Meredith library.


Books from Other Libraries

Search in WorldCat to find books at libraries around the world, and request them via Interlibrary Loan.


Fashion Books to Read Online or for Download from The Met (FREE!)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers 425 books and exhibition catalogs you can download for free  They also have fashion books available for download or to read online as well. See the links below for titles and download information.

Fun Fashion Books

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