Luxe Or Less Gift Guide: Fashionable Reading

Item: Fashion books, tomes, and magazines
Good for: The sartorially obsessed
Why fashionable reads: This gift idea combines two great loves of my life, fashion and books. Plus, there's nothing quite like the feeling of snuggling up under a blanket or throw with some hot tea within reach and a good book!



Go luxe: Chosen as one of Time magazine's top 100 design influences, The Sartorialist's Scott Schuman released his much anticipated book this year. It's one thing to see his photos flood my Google Reader everyday, but quite another to see them all in this volume which showcases his impeccable eye for style. Splurge and get that special someone the "bespoke" hardcover edition for $110.25 from Amazon.com.



Spend less: Although I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy yet, I have no qualms recommending Closet Confidential: Style Secrets Learned the Hard Way ($18.99) by Winona Dimeo-Ediger as a gift. After all, how can you go wrong with a book written by the hilarious blogger behind Daddy Likey?! I've been following her blog for years and, well, I should probably stop talking before this post dribbles away into a random string of superlatives...

11 comments

  1. I need to add these books to my holiday list!

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  2. I would love to read the Sartorialist's published book, it must be jam packed full of incredible style, street and otherwise.

    I agree about the A+O top, not for every body type unfortunately. I just love the way it drapes in the front, so pretty and feminine.

    LOL well my brother took it upon himself to ask me which colour and size of Nalgene water bottle I wanted, bought it on sale, then slapped on a post-it that says "Merry Christmas Nicole" and threw it to me when he got home. True story. (you can't make it stuff up!)

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  3. Woo hoo! I will happily second your nomination of Winona's book - it's even better than you'd expect. Seriously.

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  4. I saw Closet Confidential on a bookstore window earlier and would've checked it out if only I wasn't rushing to go home. It will find its way to my wishlist! :)
    - Kaith

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  5. The Sartorialist's book is on the list I sent to my dad. :)

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  6. great gift ideas - i think every fashionista would want that sartorialilst book.

    i've seen some cool books around too on Chanel, Dior and Marc Jacobs. i think i saw them at The Cross.

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  7. I am a fan of both and I soo need these books on my fashion shelf. It is hard for me to spend 110 dollars on the Sartorialist though.

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  8. Alixrose, the trade paperback version of the Sartorialist's book costs significantly less (but then it wouldn't be a luxe pick, now would it?).

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  9. I put fashion books at the top of my christmas list this year haha im such a dork:)

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  10. I'm always added to support other bloggers. The Sart is such a genius!

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