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Fashion Industry: A Resource Guide

Fashion Magazines & Trade Literature

While fashion magazines have traditionally been geared toward consumers they can be used by those looking to study the industry. Because of that, we have included a few of the titles that have published longer as a way for those looking to traces short and long term trends and used for those doing any sort of historical industry research. However, this is not a full accounting of fashion magazine or trade journals that are relevant for the industry. There are many specialized trade journals like Underwear & Hosiery Review, Lingerie Merchandising, Shoe and Leather Facts, etc. so search the Library's catalog for trade literature for more specific aspects of the industry.

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to online resources are included when available.

Fashion Magazines

Trade Literature

Many of the trade literature sources are not necessarily going to be digitized and searchable.  Historically, indexing services have been the traditional way to access many of the articles found in trade literature if the journal did not index itself. Included below are many of the standard and relevant print indexing titles. While many of the below indexes are available in electronic format (see our databases), the print versions may be more widely accessible.

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to digital content are provided when available.