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Apparel Specialty Stores---use password for Home Furnishing Retailers Database See details.

Includes sales leads and contact lists for the apparel buyers and clothing merchandisers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Applied Science & Technology Source Database See details.
Scholarly & technical articles, from 1997 - current, with indexing from 1983 - current.
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BFL: Berg Fashion Library Database See details.

E-books and scholarly articles on fashion topics. It also offers an extensive image collection including 1400+ selections from CoPA (Commercial Pattern Archive 1868 to 2000) and a fashion museum directory.

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Bloomsbury Fashion Central Database See details.
Access to:
  • Berg Fashion Library
  • Fashion Photography Archive
  • Fairchild Books Library

Coverage of world fashion from 1500 BCE to present, including books, scholarly articles, and an extensive image collection including the V&A Museum's fashion collection (1600 images); the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2800 images); the Bath Fashion Museum (970 images); the Commercial Pattern Archive (2200 images); the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute collection (2000 images); and the MoMu Fashion Museum, Belgium (600 images).

 

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Business of Fashion (BoF) Database See details.

You must register for BoF Professional's student membership using an FIT email address. Click here to register for "BoF Professional for Students"

You must register for BoF Professional's student membership using an FIT email address.
-On the BoF home page click "join now"
-Scroll down just a bit and click on "Are you a student? Activate complimentary access."
-Include Fashion Institute of Technology as your school
-Enter name of a course you are taking or teaching
-Add your graduation date
-You will be asked to re-validate your email address each year.
 
Trade periodical covering the news and analysis from the fashion industry combining journalism with practical business advice, online learning, career-building tools, and immersive events and experiences.

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Costume  Database See details.

Full text access to Costume journal from 2000-current.

 

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Coloro Workspace Database See details.

New users must register for a free account.

A digital tool to explore and work with all 3,500 colors in the Coloro system, allowing you to play with them in different ways.

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EDITED Database Tutorial See details.

Real-time access to retail data to make informed product, marketing and pricing decisions.

New users must request an account -- send an email to EDITED via [email protected] from your FIT email address, providing the name of your major, year of study, and graduation date (month and year are fine); check your email for a reply and login details.

Faculty -- please indicate you are an instructor for access beyond one semester.

 

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Fashion Photography Archive Database See details.

Curated by Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at FIT in New York, this resource showcases more than 775,000 newly-digitized images that feature forty years of contemporary fashion history. Images range from runway and backstage to street-style fashion, and from key designers’ shows from the last forty years.

 

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Fashion Snoops Database See details.

Users are required to create a MY FS account 

Trend reports & forecasting for fashion. Use Mozilla/Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer (version 10 and up only - older versions of Internet Explorer are not compatible).

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Fashion History Timeline Database See details.
Open Access resource on fashion history with entries and essays on a wide range of topics such as the fasion of specific periods, garments, films, and artwork.
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Fashion Studies Online: the Videofashion Library Database See details.
Spanning almost 40 years, this collection includes over 1,200 hours of videos of runway shows, designer profiles, and documentary films including coverage of the major fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, New York and London, as well as Miami swim and New York bridal collections.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library Database See details.
Searchable e-books providing quick information on a variety of topics including business, history, countries of the world, science, education, multicultural studies, social science, and more.
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Gale Business Collection Database See details.
Peer-reviewed, scholarly, popular, and trade publications across business-related topics, including company information, accounting, business theory, economics, management, marketing and more from 1980 to present.
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Gale General OneFile Database See details.
Offering more than 14,000 titles including peer-reviewed, scholarly, general interest, and trade publications on an array of topics including science & medicine, business, economics, literature, drama, politics, careers, technology, and more from 1980 to present.
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Global Apparel Markets Database See details.

Access to quarterly analysis on the global apparel industry, including relevant trend, trade, policy, and retailer information.

Click here for a list of reports published in each issue.
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The Harper's Bazaar Archive Database See details.

Harper's Bazaar is the world’s oldest continuously published fashion magazine, with coverage starting in 1867 to present with additional access to the UK edition from 1929-2015, both of which are fully indexed and searchable.

Harper's Bazaar (US): 1867-Current

Harper's Bazaar (UK):
April 1930-Dec 1969

Harpers and Queen (UK):
Jan 1972-Dec 2000

Harper's Bazaar (UK):
Jan 2007-Dec 2007

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IngentaConnect Database See details.
Largest resource for access to articles from scholarly publications (some full text)
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Intimate Apparel Journal Database See details.
Source for the latest in intimate apparel fashion design, engineering and construction methods.
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Material ConneXion  Database See details.

A material database with access to innovative, sustainable materials and technologies from 75+ industries.

New users may set up an account by clicking on “Log In” at the upper right corner and following the prompts. 

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID: Material Connexion accommodates visits Monday through Friday from 4 – 6 pm. Click to book an appointment directly into their system.

 

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Performance Apparel Markets Database See details.

Full text of the quarterly publication covering global perspectives on performance / active sportswear and the fibers, fabrics and manufacturing processes used. Click here for a list of reports published in each issue.

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Salesman's Guide Database See details.

Buyer contact lists for retailers across North America. Includes Gift, Houseware and Home Textile Buyers, Independent Sales Representatives and Multi-Line Showrooms, and the Retail Buyer Database.

Click on "sign in" at the top right corner to access the Salesman's Guide. 

Reports cannot be downloaded.

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Sophicolor Database See details.

Extensive cotton color swatch collections

Register for an account here using your FIT email. Select "Design Clients." 

In the Company field, enter "FIT," and for job title enter "FIT Student" or "FIT Faculty" 

You will receive an email from Sophicolor once your account has been approved.

 

 

 

 

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Sourcing Journal Database See details.
Global resource for news and information on the supply chain.
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SPARC Digital Database See details.
SPARC Digital is a platform created by FIT's Special Collections and College Archives to showcase the rare and unique materials from our collections that have been digitized. Our goal is to make our collections more widely available online to the FIT community and the general public.
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Taylor and Francis Online Database See details.

We have full-text access to the following Taylor & Francis publications:

Costume (2012-2016; see Edinburgh University Press for 2000-current)

Dress

Journal of Textile Design, Research and Practice

Fashion Practice

Fashion Theory

Textile

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Textile Fabric Bulletins Index Database See details.

FIT Library-created index to textile industry newsletters.

Temporarily unavailable.

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Textile Technology Complete (TTC) Database See details.
Coverage of scientific and technological aspects of textile production & processing.
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The Videofashion Library - See Fashion Studies Online Database See details.
This collection will bring together at completion over 1,200 hours of videos that retrace the history of fashion, clothing, and costume worldwide. Students and researchers can access a remarkable collection covering the major fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, New York and London, as well as Miami swim and New York bridal collections. Topical segments visit events like the Met's Costume Exhibits, CFDA Awards, and feature interviews with top designers, models, and celebrities of the fashion world.
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Vogue Archive Database See details.
Contains every issue of Vogue from 1892 to present. Each issue can be browsed cover-to-cover in searchable full-text format. Each page and image is reproduced in high-resolution color with indexing, enabling images to be searched by garment type, designer, and brand names, among others. All covers, advertisements, fold outs and pictorial features are captured as separate documents,which are also indexed, searchable, and viewable in high-resolution color.
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Vogue Italia Archive Database See details.
Contains every issue of Vogue Italia from 1964 to present. Each issue can be browsed cover-to-cover in searchable full-text format. Each page and image is reproduced in high-resolution color with indexing, enabling images to be searched by garment type, designer, and brand names, among others. All covers, advertisements, fold outs and pictorial features are captured as separate documents,which are also indexed, searchable, and viewable in high-resolution color.
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WGSN Fashion Database See details.

Trend reports & forecasting for fashion 

Students must create an account and re-activate their account every 90 days: click to re-activate account

 To access  WGSN Lifetyle & Interiors and WGSN Insight:

  • login via the proxy and then with your WGSN username and password
  • select the part of the site you wish to use from the top menu under "Fashion"
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WGSN Insight Database See details.

Consumer, marketing, retail, and innovation trends

Students must create an account and re-activate their account every 90 days: click to re-activate account

 To access  WGSN Insight:

  • login via the proxy and then with your WGSN username and password
  • select the part of the site you wish to use from the top menu under "Fashion"
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WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors  Database See details.

Trend reports & forecasting for lifestyles and interiors

Students must create an account and re-activate their account every 90 days: click to re-activate account

 To access  WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors:

  • login via the proxy and then with your WGSN username and password
  • select the part of the site you wish to use from the top menu under "Fashion"
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WWD Digital Daily Database See details.

Register for a WWD Digital Daily account using your FIT email address. Once registered, the daily edition of WWD will be sent to your email.

New registrations take 3-9 days to become active.

Access WWD Digital Daily through this WWD Digital Daily  link and not through WWD Online.

Reset your password using this link.

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