Our Favorite Books for the Style Set

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By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (Translator), Philip Gabriel (Translator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307593313
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 25th, 2011

The long-awaited magnum opus from the Japanese sensation Murakami, based loosely on Orwell’s 1984. This wild, weird novel must be experienced to be believed.


The Sartorialist Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143116370
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Published: Penguin Books - August 1st, 2009

A beautiful, stuffed-full evocation of this decade’s styles and trends from the creator of the popular Sartorialist blog. Schuman celebrates the style of everyday people on the streets of their cities instead of the stylized fashion seen on runways and in fashion magazines.


Parisian Chic: A Style Guide Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9782080200730
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Published: Flammarion-Pere Castor - April 5th, 2011

A luxurious haute couture guide to style à la Parisienne from one of France’s most famous models. Contains tips on incorporating French style into your wardrobe and your home, along with gorgeous fashion photography and chic, insouciant line drawings.


Unexpected New York Cover Image
By Sandy Miller, Juliana Spear (Photographer)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781566568050
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Interlink Books - May 1st, 2010

A travel guide unlike any other, this book uncovers all of the Big Apple’s greatest hidden treasures. Perfect for first time visitors who love adventure or for those of us who have seen the tourist spots a thousand times and are ready to see the city as its natives do.


Interior Design Best of Year Cover Image
By Cindy Allen (Editor)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780983326304
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Published: Sandow Media - November 8th, 2011

Beautiful design is celebrated in this anthology, with honors divided into more than 70 categories reflecting different facets of interior design - residential, retail, business, and more.


Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780307592637
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Published: Knopf - August 16th, 2011

This biography of Coco Chanel examines her life during World War II, a chapter of her life that was, until now, shrouded in mystery. Vaughan reveals the full extent of Chanel’s Nazi collaboration during the war.


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By Irmgard Keun, Kathie Von Ankum (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590514542
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Published: Other Press (NY) - June 14th, 2011

This novel, written by a young German woman as the Weimar-era answer to Loos’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, was a runaway German bestseller and was considered a masterwork upon its release in 1931. When Hitler came to power, he had every copy of it burned, and thus it was nearly completely forgotten. Published for the first time in America just this year, this novel reads as if it were written yesterday.


A Certain Smile Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780226733470
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 15th, 2011

A lovely translation of Françoise Sagan’s oft-forgotten second novel. Sagan is perhaps best remembered as the young French author of controversial classic Bonjour Tristesse, but many critics preferred A Certain Smile.


Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780061774164
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 30th, 2011

An engrossing look at the cultural history of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Perfect for Audrey Hepburn fans and mid-century history buffs alike.


Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Cover Image
By Andrew Bolton, Tim Blanks (Contribution by), Susannah Frankel (Contribution by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780300169782
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Published: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York - May 31st, 2011

This is the catalogue for the groundbreaking Museum of Modern Art show looking back on Alexander McQueen’s life and work. The book traces McQueen’s entire career, and includes a variety of essays discussing his influence on world fashion. Features a sweet lenticular skull cover!


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