35 Best Fashion Coffee Table Books in 2021





Last Updated: April 14, 2021

Fashion coffee table books can help turn a bland room into an ultra luxurious space. But, there are quite a few options out there, so we’re here to help!

We’ve based the best fashion coffee table books on a few factors. First, readability. You don’t just want a coffee table book to look beautiful, you want to be able to pick it up and be interested in what’s inside!

And of course, design is our second most important factor. Yes, the main purpose of a coffee table book is to look amazing in your living room, so these books do just that.

From historical fashion to sneaker culture to accessories, you’re bound to find a book you’ll fall in love with.

Best Fashion Coffee Table Books

Chanel: The Complete Collections

This mammoth book on the history of Chanel will turn your coffee table into a runway.

It features page after page of gorgeous pictures featuring the finest in Chanel’s history. When you want your living room to feel fancy, you want this coffee table book. 


Tom Ford

This sleek Tom Ford hardcover coffee table book features a complete catalogue of all things Tom Ford.

It showcases everything that Ford creates, including clothing and accessories. This book expertly captures the grand vision of one of fashion’s masters. Although it’s on the more expensive side, it’s a huge book!  


Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury

Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury brilliantly describes the rise of the world’s finest luxury company. Featuring archival art, product designs, and advertising, you’ll never get bored when you pick up this book.

The book digs through the company’s archives and showcases a history of fashion and style that any of your house guests (or yourself) will get lost in. 


Dior: The Collections 1947–2017

This book showcases the history of Dior and its incredible impact on the world of fashion.

It features has a minimalistic design that pairs well with all types of home decor themes. Featuring over 1,000 images, this is a history book you’ll wish you had in high school.


Sneakers

This book is the definitive way to look at the history of sneakers and their impact on the world of fashion and culture. Every time you pick up this book, you’ll learn some cool new facts.

For fans of sneakers, this book is a must-have. It also features a unique cover with a shoebox and bright colors to add some excitement to your space!


The World According to Coco

This cute little coffee table book revels in the wit and wisdom of Coco Chanel.

It features dozens of quotations and insight from the fashion queen and also comes with 60 illustrations. Keep in mind this is a smaller book, but it still looks great as a decorative piece!  


About Time: Fashion and Duration

This unique book showcases how fashion evolved from 1870 to present day using beautiful imagery. It’s the perfect coffee table book for someone who’s obsessed with fashion, especially the history.

The book is a timeline through our culture and highlights just how the times have changed – but fashion has always stayed important. 


Gucci: The Making Of

Gucci: The Making Of is a gorgeous and stunning coffee table book that showcases the beauty of all things Gucci.

For fans of this high fashion brand, this book is a must-have that will light up any room it is showcased in. 

Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk

Need a pop of pink in your living room? This Yves Saint Laurent book will take your breath away.

It tells the history of this brand and also features beautiful, high-quality images from their finest collections over the years.


Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full catalogue and career of expert and iconic designer Alexander McQueen.

Learn more about McQueen and how he works – you will be amazed by just how talented he really is. Plus, the unique cover will definitely catch a few eyes.


Vogue: The Covers

Featuring years and years of beautiful Vogue magazine covers, this is an essential book for any fashion-lover.

With 125 years of classic covers plus every cover since 2010, you’ll never run out of beautiful covers to look at. Plus, Rihanna is on the cover – it doesn’t get much better than that!


Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style

Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style is a history class on all things Chanel.

Through dazzling pictures and the written word, you will take a walk through the entire history of Chanel and her impact on the world of fashion. Talk about an amazing fashion coffee table book!


Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs

Combine two of the top names in fashion, and you get this coffee table book.

This book takes a look at how the two men have so greatly influenced and changed the world of fashion in their lifetimes. For fans of designer fashion and history, this book is a must-have for their living room. The beautiful gold cover looks excellent with any gold decor!


Coco Chanel

This book is an illustrated history of the work and life of Coco Chanel.

This fashion coffee table book is a wonderful way to spruce up your living room and couch, while teaching any interested house guests a thing or two about fashion. It’s on the smaller side, so it makes a great book for stacking!


Fashion: The Definitive Visual Guide

Any true fashion fan needs this book.

This book chronicles the most important and vital moments in fashion history, all in a visual guide. It also has a beautiful cover!


Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Sneakers have transformed from typical shoes to iconic fashion statements that can totally change your wardrobe.

Learn about the history of sneakers and how they became something so powerful and coveted. The beautiful cover will definitely make a statement in any room!


Hermes: Heavenly Days

Hermes: Heavenly Days is an illustrated history of Hermes.

This book comes with 300 lovely and gorgeous illustrations from Paris-based artist Alice Charbin. It’s more affordable and fairly small, but it’s an adorable little book that makes a statement on any coffee table.


Supreme

Supreme has become one of the biggest streetwear companies in the world.

With this book, you can learn all about how it started and how it became such a powerhouse of fashion. Hip, modern, cool – this book is a history lesson you can’t put down. It looks pretty cool too!


Yves Saint Laurent

Is there any fashion brand with more class and power than Yves Saint Laurent?

One of the most powerful and beautiful brands in the world, this company is unlike any other and is one of the first names when it comes to luxury. This coffee table book will teach you the history of the company that has changed fashion forever. 


Vintage Rolex

Rolex watches are the nicest watches on Earth and this book showcases some of the most luxurious styles they have sold.

Just owning this book will make you feel like a million bucks. 


Valentino: Themes & Variations

Valentino is a fashion house that has set the standard for luxury.

This book highlights the history of the brand and shows why they are one of the most high-end companies on Earth. Plus, we’re loving the pink cover!

 


Kate Spade: All in Good Taste

Kate Spade is best known for their handbags and fashion accessories, but it is time you learn more about the woman who started the brand and how she transformed it into such a powerhouse of fashion.

This book will do just that, while giving your coffee table a gorgeous pop of pink!


Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation

This beautiful book will teach you the history and importance of all things Louis Vuitton.

A coffee table book that is both beautiful and informative, it contains 536 pages full of illustrations and knowledge that will light up any home. 


Nike SB: The Dunk Book

This hardcover coffee table book showcases some of the finest shoes that Nike has ever made through beautiful photographs.

A historical archive and an art project, this book is a must-have for any true sneaker head. 


The Book of Rolex

The Book of Rolex is a gorgeous coffee table book that highlights the finest watches made by Rolex.

Even if you have never had the chance to wear one of their high-end pieces, this book will make your mouth water at the beauty that only Rolex can create. 


The Rolex Story

The Rolex Story is just that: a history lesson about the most famous watch brand on Earth.

How did they rise to such heights? How did they create such amazing watches? What drove them to become the premiere watch company that no one can come close to? This book tells it all, in style.


Sneakers x Culture

Sneakers x Culture celebrates and showcases the finest in street wear.

From basketball courts to runways, sneakers have come a long way and this book will show you how. Best of all, it will look lovely on your coffee table! 


Cartier in the 20th Century

This gorgeous coffee table book showcases the history of Cartier and its impact on the world of fashion and luxury.

Learn about the legend that is Cartier with this stunning book that belongs in any living room. 


Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m a Shoe

Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m A Shoe is a definitive history book that celebrates one of the most well known and beloved Adidas sneakers that is known all over the world.

This book looks into the legacy and journey of this sturdy and historic shoe. 


Balenciaga in Black

This gorgeous coffee table book is both a history fashion lesson and a book full of gorgeous illustrations that teaches about Cristobal Balenciaga’s historic and iconic adventures in fashion.

These photos will show you informative and behind the scenes stories that will raise your knowledge of luxury and entertain all your house guests. 


Louis Vuitton Catwalk

Louis Vuitton: Catwalk showcases hundreds of luxurious items, from handbags to clothing to trunks too.

This book is like a walk down history’s greatest runway. It’s a huge book will give you hours and hours of entertainment!


The Watch Book

The Watch Book is a visual treat for your eyes that showcases some of the finest watches from around the world.

If you’re a fan of luxury watches, this book is for you. The best timepieces and their history lie inside this book!


Coveted

If you’re more of a jewelry fan, this coffee table book is for you.

Coveted is a history book that showcases and teaches readers all about jewelry and its journey to one of the finest fashion accessories in the world. Learn how jewelry became such a staple of a great wardrobe and marvel at some of the fanciest pieces in history. 


Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes

To finish it off, this book surrounds some of the finest pairs of shoes that designer Manolo Blahnik has ever created.

A history lesson and a photography book unlike any other, this book is a must-have for the shoe fan in your life.