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Fashion: Books & Ebooks

Useful Shelfmarks

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelfmark number. You'll find the number on the spine of each book. Here is a selection of shelfmarks for Fashion and Footwear:

Fashion design and costume 391

Fashion illustration 741.672

Fashion photography 778.99391

Lingerie 391.42

Shoes 391.413

Knitting 746.432

Sewing, clothing 646

Shoes: Fashion 391.413

Footwear: Industry economics 338.476853

Footwear: Manufacturing 685.31

Costume and fashion 391

New Books

Fashioned from Nature

With essays spanning the 17th century to the present day, Fashioned from Nature examines our dependence on the natural world. 

The Fight for Ethical Fashion

Reveals how one campaign can provoke contrasting reactions and forms of market change.

Fashion and Museums

Costume museums; Museum exhibits Social aspects.


Feminine beauty (Aesthetics); Body image in women.; Body image in women Social aspects.

Featured e-books

Fashioning Indie

Narrates indie's evolution- from a 1980s British music subculture into a 21st-century international fashion phenomenon. 

Fashion and Materiality

Shows how the material interacts forcefully with the personal and political.

The End of Fashion

Designers are increasingly treated as 'artists', as fashion moves towards art and enters the gallery, museum, and retail space. 

Clothing Poverty

You look good in those jeans. But are those jeans themselves good? 

Ebook collections

Library Search is generally the best starting point for finding ebooks in any discipline. However you may find these collections useful to explore. 

Other places to find books

Pamphlets and Oversize Books


  • Items too small to fit on the standard shelves
  • On the second floor at the end of the main book sequence
  • 'PAM' in front of the shelfmark on the library catalogue

Oversize Books

  • Items too large for the standard shelves
  • On the second floor after the pamphlets
  • 'L' in front of the shelfmark on the library catalogue

Google Books

You can search the contents of books from Google Books. But remember, most books are not available in full and the content available through Google Books can change from day to day.

Google Book Search