We also sell books covering a range of topics across fashion and costume (including fashion biographies, jewellery and accessories), plus those on the textile arts (including knitting, lace, embroidery and beading).

These will be on the site soon but in the mean time, visit our website The Old Bookshop, or arrange to visit us in Enfield, North London.

If you are interested in the history of the fashion plates, this is covered in a brand new book, Nineteenth Century Women’s Fashion written by Felicity J. Warnes. The book follows high-style couture over a 100 year period from 1800-1900, as illustrated in 372 colour photographs of original hand coloured fashion plates, from the author’s collection.