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“My first (indulgent) port of call is usually 10 Corso Como, getting both my bearings and my fashion fix in before the hoards of other Salone tourists start filtering through. This year was no different, but having just written a book for HSBC Private Bank about collecting design, I spent more time upstairs in the bookstore than ever before — going through their wealth of stunning publications for layout suggestions, analyzing paper stocks, and cross-referencing indexes and contents pages to make sure I’d covered all the basics in mine.”