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Fashion career: best magazines to subscribe to

Sep 10, 2017

Which magazine & why?

Is the print industry dead?! This is a question that arises frequently, and one that we would refute. It’s more that the print industry and the way we consume content is changing. There is nothing like reading a magazine and turning or tearing out the pages. We savor each issue and look forward to reading them when going on trips via plane or train. Pouring over the magazines, we discover brands, new ways to style items we have in our closets and learn A TON. Below in detail is what we love about each magazine:

  • Vogue:
    • We love Vogue because it features art, politics and fashion. We are always discovering new brands or events to attend when reading the issues. They are celebrating their 125 Anniversary this year, and it has been exciting remembering all the magazine has accomplished. Anna Wintour has been the Editor-in-Chief since 1988.
    • Sections-
      • What to Wear Where: outfits you can wear to that month’s events
      • Talking Fashion: happenings in the fashion world, for example: a designers return after taking a break from the industry
      • Beauty: the latest and greatest products, trends, tips and treatments
      • People are talking about: happenings in art and culture: ex. Opera, Broadway, museum openings, etc
      • Lives: features interesting & inspiring people and what they do for work
  • Harper’s Bazaar:
    • Harper’s Bazaar was first published in 1867 and is a must for getting a behind-the-scenes view of the fashion industry. 2017 marks their 150 anniversary, which is something to be proud of. Glenda Bailey was appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2001.
    • Sections-
      • The A-List: the cover star shares their essentials
      • The list: the current season’s objects of desire
      • Wish List: Harper’s Bazaar editors style picks
      • Bazaar’s best dressed list
      • Wait list: pieces to covet
      • The In/Out list: the season’s new looks
      • My list: 24 hours with someone in the creative industry usually a designer (my personal favorite!!)
      • Themed outfit choices
      • Industry figure in an outfit with similar pieces to buy
      • The News: industry news
      • Beauty: the runway report from the fashion shows
      • Runway report: RTW & accessories trend report
      • Fabulous at every age: how to style looks for ages 20 up to 70+
      • A day in the life of: featuring what an industry insiders day looks like
      • New & Now: showcases a new designer
      • The Style: pieces of an outfit surrounding a theme
      • The Extras: mirror images of accessories pertaining to a theme
      • The news: any fashion news
      • The fashionable life: features someone in the industry
  • Elle Magazine:
    • Elle Magazine was founded in France in 1945. Robbie Myers became the Editor-in-Chief in 2000 and has been at the helm ever since.
    • Sections-
      • Style: discussing celebrity fashion
      • Fashion insider: place to discover an upcoming brand
      • Fashion trends: different trends and what to wear them with
      • Fashion news: happenings in the industry
      • Shops: different pieces to buy to make a look or items revolving around a theme
      • Beauty: backstage beauty at fashion shows
      • Designer interviews
  • Porter Magazine
    • Porter Magazine is the magazine produced by Net-A-Porter. Lucy Yeomans is the Editor-in-Chief, a position she’s had since 2012. This is a great way to feature the NAP products and help customers learn how to wear the pieces & more about the story behind each one.
      • Showcases how to style the clothes
      • Features interesting people in the fashion industry

There are SO many other great ones! The Impression, W Magazine, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, etc. What are your favorite magazines?

Delia Folk




  1. Alison Bruhn says:

    Definitely the ones you highlighted! Really love T&C as well! It will be interesting to see how Vanity Fair will look with a new editor…

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