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Retail & Fashion Product Development (Merchandising)   Tags: clothing, costume, couture, fashion, retail_merchandising, rfpd  

This guide lists important information sources for staying current in the fashion merchandising profession.
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This Guide....

is about how to find info in RFPD -- a creative, ever-changing, absolutely necessary endeavor.

We use articles, yes, but also

  • blogs
  • trade rags
  • images
  • networks
  • websites
  • your roommate's closet

You will gather your own collection of favorite sites over time, but for now, here are some starters. 


Where do I Look in the Stacks?


Human Beauty, Dress, Costume, Fashion, Costume History

GT 495-2370   

NK 4700-4890  

Also: Fine Arts Reserves, 

Textile Trade, Fashion Industry

HD 9850-9970.5  


HF 5423 – 5437  

Textile Design, Fibers, Needlework


NK 8800 – 9595.5 


Textile Dyeing

TP 893-897 

Fashion Photography

TR 679  

Textile Manufacture and Industry

TS 1300-1869 

Clothing Trade, Tailoring, Designers

TT 490-675 

Needle Crafts

TT 679-855 

Two New Important Resources

Beautiful and new, 2 top-flight resources for fashion information. 

Articles Plus

We don't have an article database specifically for fashion or retail, but Articles Plus covers a huge range of information. I'd start here.

  • Articles Plus
    This search box searches hundreds of library databases at once. The more cross-disiplinary your topic, the more Articles Plus is the place to be searching.


Up Next: The Library Catalog!

Important Trade Pubs

Periodicals that cover what practioners are really doing in their jobs are called "trade" publications.  Here are a few highly recommended titles:

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