idea books is a london-based company in the business of rare books. founders angela hill + david owen have spent the last 15 years hawking v. rare books and magazines. idea books’ focus is on selling highly sought after, and out-of-print fashion, photography, design, and architecture publications, mainly by selling its coveted collection through their instagram.
idea books has brought its collectibles to the US with a shop-in-shop in new york, 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 kawakub. by lb