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Must read fiction books for Clothing in India

Must read fiction books for Clothing in India


Do you find yourself attracted to fiction books for clothing as you are fascinated with fantasy and clothes, both? Then, here are a few book recommendations to help you get the best of both in this simultaneous affair:

1. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean

  • Dora returns to her hometown after her widowed grandmother, Mimi, had a stroke. She manages the vintage clothing store while Mimi is undergoing treatment. Dora finds out that Mimi has been writing stories about every dress in her shop. While finding out the reason behind it, Dora gets to know many other things about herself.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

  • Paperback: 384 Pages

  • Available on Amazon

2. The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

  • Tilly Dunnage was exiled from her small Australian hometown as a child. Post this, she spent 20-years at couture houses in Paris, mastering dressmaking. When she pays a short visit to the same town to check up on her ailing mother, she decides to stay and starts a fashion business in the meantime. As the story progresses, it transitions into a much darker series of revenge.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books

  • Paperback: 288 Pages

  • Available on Amazon and Flipkart

3. A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

  • Phoebe Swift fulfils her dream by opening her vintage clothing shop in London after abruptly leaving a plum job at an auction house. While being all cheered up about her new venture, she carries some sad past. She meets an elderly Frenchwoman who wants to sell a clothing collection, except a sky blue coat. As Phoebe discovers the mystery behind it, things about her past start to make sense.

  • Publisher: Random House (USA)

  • Paperback: 384 Pages

  • Available on Amazon and Flipkart

4. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

  • One of the must-read fiction books for clothing. The story revolves around Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl. She gets the chance to work as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, a very successful editor at the prestigious Runway magazine. Gulping down all sorts of hardships to get that one recommendation from Miranda for her dream job. But when things get out of hand, she has to choose between her career and her conscience.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

  • Paperback: 416 Pages

  • Available on Amazon and Flipkart

5. The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby

  • Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl, and John Thomas-Smith is a boy who is a metal sculptor. Both had aimed to get that scholarship to the private art high school, going through ups and downs to win that one competition that will lead them to the scholarship.

  • Publisher: Viking Books

  • Hardcover: 320 Pages

  • Available on Amazon

6. First Sight by Danielle Steel

  • Timmie O recovered herself after a setback and became a fashion legend. Despite being very successful, something is missing in her life after a devastating loss and a failed marriage. She meets a married French doctor Jean-Charles Vernier after getting diagnosed with appendicitis and falls for him.

  • Publisher: Delacorte Press

  • Hardcover: 384 Pages

  • Available on Amazon and Flipkart

7. The Dress Thief by Natalie Meg Evans

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  • Alix Gower is ambitious enough to do whatever it takes to land her dream job. While Alix supports her family by stealing designs from her favourite fashion houses, she gets a golden chance to get her dream job. But it will take a price to pay. Will Alix be able to negotiate? Will she be able to put her reputation at stake to seize the opportunity?

  • Publisher: Quercus Books

  • Paperback: 564 Pages

  • Available on Amazon 

8. The Last Collection by Jeanne Mackin

  • Ruthless competition is going on between Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli to become the best fashion designer in France. A young American teacher, Lily Sutter, who got widowed, gets a job at the Schiaparelli store. Things seem to be fine until she finds herself increasingly involved in the personal conflicts of Chanel and Schiaparelli, with World War II around the corner.

  • Publisher: Berkley Books

  • Paperback: 368 Pages

  • Available on Amazon and Flipkart

9. A Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

  • A story of a Polish-American girl named Wanda Petronski. She wears a faded blue dress to school every day and thus, mocked by her classmates constantly. She has no friends to stand by her, and her teacher stays silent about this even though she is kind. She says that she has a hundred dresses in her closet. But why does Wanda prefer her same blue dress over these hundred dresses?

  • Publisher: HMH Books

  • Paperback: 80 Pages

  • Available on Amazon and Flipkart

If you carve more descriptive fiction books for clothing, Rajkummar Rao has you covered, no matter if you are a “Purush” or a ‘Stree’!

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