26/08/2011 16:41 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

The Perfect 10: Fashion Coffee Table Books

Whether you're a collector, looking to style-up a new flat or hunting for the perfect present, there's a lot to be said for indulging in a gorgeous, glossy fashion bible to sit pride of place on one's coffee table.

For one, they make great conversation pieces. Secondly, they're more timeless than a magazine, but more aesthetically pleasing than a novel, and therefore basically a soft furnishing. Ergo, an investment. Thirdly, they're a quick fix to transform your table from dull to daaaahling before you can even say
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