Vintage Fashion Books on Clothing and Trends in the early 1900s

Fashion reference books for the collector or researcher of antique clothing, 1900 through 1939.  Profusely illustrated with fashion designs of the time.

Vintage hat from the 1900s

Advance your love of fashion and vintage clothing with deeply researched vintage clothing books.

Vintage fashion books giving full references to the era, complete with illustrations, glossaries and bibliographies.
Family-written & family-owned


All of our vintage clothing books are 8.5″ x 11″ with full color covers. Each book is 300 to 500 pages long and each contains a related glossary & pronunciation guide. 

Pages come with accompanying illustrations, with one column of copy and one column of illustration. All information comes from original fashion magazines, catalogues and designer information of the time.

Topics are alphabetical by chapter and chronological by year with extensive glossaries and bibliographies. Wish to see page examples? Click “Read Inside” buttons on the individual product pages.

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Written by the mother-daughter team of Kathleen LaBarre and Kay (LaBarre) Butler, and distributed by Kay’s daughter


Due to high shipping costs we ship only within the USA

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  • 58 chapters covering aprons to wedding gowns
  • Glossary of clothing terms with  pronunciation guide,
  • Bibliography
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