Idea Books is a London-based company in the business of rare books. Founders Angela Hill and David Owen have spent the last 15 years hawking v. rare books and magazines out of Dover Street Market in London, and by appointment, from their Brewer Street offices in London’s Soho. Idea Books’ focus is on selling highly sought after, and out-of-print fashion, photography, design, and architecture publications. The company has experienced a lot of success abroad, mainly by selling its coveted collection through Instagram.
Now, for the first time, Idea Books is bringing its collectibles to the U.S. with a shop-in-shop in Dover Street Market New York. Idea Books is making a splash in the market with its debut, which it is touting as “the most exhaustive collection of publications about Comme des Garçons ever assembled.” On display are two copies of Comme des Garçon 1975 – 1982, one of the most desirable fashion publications ever produced—one that the company was shocked to find. A run of Six, a publication for every CdG collection that ran from 1988 to 1991, a copy of Comme des Garçon 1981 – 1986, and the Comme des Garçon Visionaire that was guest-edited by Rei Kawakubo will also be available.
The additions to DSM NY come on the heels of the release of exclusive Prada shirts and the store's biannual changeover. Clearly, DSM NY is establishing itself as an even bigger player in the crowded New York City market.
Idea Books has served as inspiration to some of the world’s most famous creatives, including Louis Vuitton style director of menswear Kim Jones, photographer Bruce Weber, and LV creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. So swing by DSM NY to get the creative juices flowing and check out the collection.
[via Business of Fashion]