Check out the Library holdings. Search the catalog for fashion. You'll find links to ebooks as well as print books.
FIT located in NYC at 7th Avenue and 28th Street is easily accessible by public transportation.
Here is a link to the FIT Library that explains their rules for visitors. When completing the form, be specific. Check their online catalog to make sure that the material you want to look at is there.
You will NOT have access to their online databases.
Anyone attending school in New York State can get a NYPL card. This is a link to their rules. NYPL provides access to the Electronic Resource - Berg Fashion Library. You must have a NYPL card and a PIN to access this collection. When applying for your card, bring at least 2 forms of ID with you: the first to prove that you are a current Hofstra University student (a current Hofstra ID Card and a printout of this semesters course schedule) AND the second, some form of government issued ID (Drivers License or Passport).
Check the catalog. I would suggest limiting your results to books available at SIBL (Science, Industry and Business Library) located at Madison Ave and 34th Street. Search fashion as a subject or fashion marketing or fashion merchandising as keywords. You'll be surprised by what is available. Some of the books can be checked up.
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