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Fashion & Fashion Marketing

Trade journals

Trade journals or magazines are written for people working in the fashion industry. They feature articles that focus on contemporary topics of interest to fashion professionals and will often include industry-specific advertising and job postings. Some useful fashion trade journals we have are:

Business of Fashion

The Business of Fashion is a leading fashion industry website. Leeds Beckett doesn’t have a subscription, but the website offers complimentary student membership to its articles. To create a free account, sign up using your University email address. You can then edit your Account Details and choose Your Membership.

At the bottom of the membership packages it says:

Are you a student? Activate complimentary access.

This then enables you to fill in your course details and you can then get unlimited access to articles.

As we don't have a University account you will need to contact BoF directly if you have any access issues:

Market research and forecasting databases

Books to help you prepare for jobs in fashion


Includes statistics such as:

  • Apparel market in the UK
  • High street retail in the UK
  • Print sales revenue generated by women's lifestyle and fashion magazines in the UK
  • Percentage net change in the number of fashion and general clothing shops in UK
  • Subscribers to the leading ten fashion retailer brands on YouTube in the UK

Other statistical databases