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    1. O : The Oprah Magazine
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    1. O : The Oprah Magazine
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    Asin: B00079RO7G
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 5
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Motivates and Inspires You To Better Things

    Oprah is living testimony that you have to constantly strive to become a better person. There is no quick remedy to become a better and positive person, and instead you have to constantly work at it. Of course, we don't have Oprah's wealth and support system to help us, but what we do have is this magazine. This is a great self-help magazine.

    In today's world where we are constantly strapped for time, and our attention span cannot last more than 5 minutes, this is a great magazine to read and imbine motivation and inspiration.

    What makes this magazine a little different from others is that it has examples of real people that you and I can relate to. What I find very interesting is the last page where Oprah pens her thoughts, and reveals her inner-feelings. I remember that in one of the issues Oprah mentions that even though she can afford to buy lots of clothes, she still stops and asks herself if she needs to buy this new piece of clothing. You instantly know that Oprah does not believe in squandering away her wealth, but is careful but how she spends it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Greatness
    I love O Magazine because it really helps me to be the very best person I can be.

    I am continually striving to improve my life and my circumstance, and this magazine brings me fresh ideas and perspectives about that every single month.

    Some of the other greatest and most helpful items that I've discovered also include...

    GIANT STEPS by Tony Robbins

    The NEW SEX NOW dvd by New Sex Institute

    GODDESS WORSHIP video by Dr. Clarke

    SONICAIRE toothbrush


    4-0 out of 5 stars Be the Advocate!

    Like millions of others I am Oprah follower. I do watch the show as often as my time allows. However, I think that the magazine is many steps behind the show. Maybe it is because we are all used to do some errands when the commercials come on TV during the show. Maybe because the show does not seem to be contracted out to other celebrities to fill the void...

    I am simply overwhelmed by the amount of advertising in the magazine.-- What a waste of paper! I imagined that "Oprah Inc." is rich enough to give up on some extra revenues for the sake of better content...

    I also find that it would be more interesting to diversify the articles with some not-so-accomplished authors as Dr. Phil. Why the magazine does not bring to the daylight some great books that deserve much more attention than they are presently given? It is a big mystery to me that such a great volume like "Can We Live 150 Years?" by Dr. Tombak, remains obscure, while other authors, are being thrown in our face day by day to the point of nausea... I'd imagine that this would be a great opportunity for such media like Oprah Magazine to step up and play the role of the advocate, discoverer, promoter, or whatever you call it. Some things simply need more publicity, so why pass on the opportunity and play the same old record again and again...

    So much critique and still 4 stars? Hey, I criticize to improve things that I like. Oprah magazine deserves 4 stars, but it can be even better...

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine However...
    This magazine is unlike other magazines that are focused on gossip, foolishness and sex.I read almost every article in each issue that I have received thus far.

    Upon receiving the first issue in my subscription to O Magazine, I was pleased to find that particular issue was 350+ pages thick.I later found that approximately 75% of that issue and following issues were advertisements.If I wanted to flip through multiple advertisements, I'd subscribe to Vogue or Cosmopolitan.If O Magazine published articles alone, it would consist of no more than 100 pages, which would probably cause a huge reduction in the cost ...

    4-0 out of 5 stars She has survived past so many that have tumbled.
    Overall, the magazine is positive and forwardly focused so in that sense there are moments of empowerment. The photography is phenomenal and the features are well-written but can be quite bland.I think one issue is often simply more of the same from the issue before so an issue here or there is interesting but a subscription would be redundant.

    How many women are there who have Oprah's business acumen and are intelligent enough to stay out of controversial personal entanglements like "O" say Martha or Rosie?I have to be in awe of Oprah's achievements and the staying power to continue the selling success with a magazine that by all accounts is a photographic journey of Oprah on every cover - every month for five years.No super-model on the planet or even the most succesful actress can include that on a resume! ... Read more

    2. Domino
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    Asin: B000979370
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 22
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This magazine has changed the way I think about my home
    Fun, Inspirational, And boy is my husband in TROUBLE....I have NEVER had more fun shopping for my home...I thought I had a "problem" a decorator, I am constantly on the prowl for new and innovative resources...this magazine shares more insider resources than I could ever did the editors find SO MUCH to cover?And How will they possibly fill 10 issues per year with SO MUCH tempting inspiration?domino also helps my clients explore merchandise helping me do my job even more efficiently.I read all the home magazines and domino has revolutionized the magazine world!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great new style mag for your home!
    I recently picked up the premiere issue of Domino. It was love from the first page. I style homes for a living and found this new magazine to be different from the usual decor magazines out there. Domino has hip cool pictures, innovative ideas, and encourages individual style. The best feasture is that this is a shopping magazine so exactly where to buy these chic items are listed right on the pages. ... Read more

    3. InStyle
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    Asin: B00007IJX0
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: The Time Inc. Magazine Company
    Sales Rank: 9
    Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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    Articles about beauty, fashion, and media personalities.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars My new favorite fashion magazine.
    I'm not really the kind of person who gets into the whole fashion/beauty faze, but "InStyle" is definitely one heck of a fashion magazine! It combines celebrity lifestyles with the latest fashion and beauty trends. There are great articles and interviews with your favorite celebrities; the clothes are (for the most part) gorgeous. With "InStyle" magazine, you can take a look into the home of Britney Spears, find out what the perfect clothes are for the right vacation, and get the latest tips on beauty. This is not some teenybopper magazine, either. It's a fashion magazine for adults. The pages are slick with glossy photos. There are plenty of ads, but "InStyle" is well-worth it. For all fans of fashion, beauty, and celebrities, "InStyle" is the must have magazine.

    I highly recommend "InStyle" magazine.


    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the best all-around fashion magazines
    "InStyle" is a compendium of something for everybody: fashion, beauty, accessories, celebrities, interior design and entertaining. Refreshingly absent are the usual banal columns on advice, sex, gossip, and other filler you find in fashion magazines that don't stick to what they know. InStyle does, and holds its own with any fashion magazine on the market. Its target audience is younger than "Vogue", but there are ideas in its accessories, interior design and entertaining sections that are relevant to women of all ages. The layout and photography are excellent. InStyle runs more editorial pages per issue than any other fashion/beauty magazine, most of which are mainly advertisements. It's a relative newcomer to the world of fashion magazines, but it hit the ground running and it's still one of the top contenders.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Push Your Boundaries
    This magazine is great for helping you to WANT more...
    More style, more fun, more joie de vie...
    It is definitely great for shaking up a complacent lifestyle and helping you attain higher aspirations...
    Some other great ideas for women who want more out of life are the CD "Voice Lessons To Go" and the videos "New Sex Now" and "Goddess Worship" -- the last one is really amazing if you aspire to attain higher levels of intense sensual pleasure.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Beware of InStyle's advertisements
    I was recently enjoying my latest issue of InStyle when I came across a large, glossy ad for cigarettes. To my knowledge, there have been none in the past 5 or 6 months. I wrote a letter to the editor and ended my subscription. Any magazine that claims to be about womens' interests owes it to us not to promote the sale or consumption of cigarettes.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fashion with some celebrity news thrown in
    It would seem you can't get a fashion mag to update your wardrobe without reading about some starlet's opinion on peace. But at least In Style takes the entire magazine from a style point of view, not a "10 best ways to drive your lover insane" or "What J-Lo thinks about Iraq" point of view.

    The magazine is useful for trends and of course it's a good "sitting under the hairdryer at the hairdresser's" kind of fun thing to glance through. If you keep up with fashion trends, this is one of the better magazines on the subject. ... Read more

    4. Cosmopolitan
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    Asin: B00005N7PM
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 12
    Average Customer Review: 3.49 out of 5 stars
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    Cosmopolitan (or as it's affectionately known, Cosmo) has sex on the brain. Hugh Hefner is a monk compared to the Cosmo Girl in the fun fantasy world conjured by the magazine. The naughty cover headlines ("151,497 of You Begged to See THIS Guy Butt Naked") are legendary, veritable haikus of horniness reportedly perfected by David Brown, the movie-producer husband of Cosmo's most famous editor, Helen Gurley Brown. Inside, lots of articles will warn you that "names have been changed"--and you won't complain, considering that anonymity frees people to reveal what goes on behind closed doors in the lives of celebrities and average women. If you're the slightest bit curious to find out, say, what "shocking act" 41 percent of American women have tried, or which attribute Leo DiCaprio flashed in an interview, or what sort of "sexified" look might "melt his ice-cream cone," perk up your life with Cosmopolitan. --Bob Brandeis ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Complete and utter garbage....I love it!
    Cosmo is an excellent magazine for when you want to just check your brain at the door.
    Sex, career, fashion and relationships are explored in every issue. Generally what I get out of reading Cosmo is just plain fun. I grew up a tomboy, and only recently have I started having fun being a girl (in my mid-twenties). Cosmo is a fun way to read about makeup and relationship advice. Most of it I either take with a heaping grain of salt, sometimes the advice columns are downright ridiculous (and make me laugh. What I don't get is folks putting down a magazine that is basically meant to be fluff. Live a little, and read your Cosmo!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great mag, bad price
    I've enjoyed Cosmo for years now, but as a new mom, I don't have much time for reading magazines, so I recently decided to choose between Glamour and Cosmo. They are both very similar magazines and based on content I don't know how I'd decide. But Cosmo's price made the decision for me. Instead of twenty dollars a year, for my money I'll stick with Glamour for a dollar an issue. It also bothers me that in previous years when it came time for me to renew my subscription, I'd received a letter offering me a special "preferred subscriber" rate, only to find subscription cards in the magazine for substantially less! If Cosmo did cater to their loyal subscribers, I probably would have kept my subscription.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Guilty Pleasure
    Cosmo is my favorite magazine to read; it's great on a plane, a car trip, or just for curling up with at home. All the advice columns seem to be the same as the previous month, varied a little, but they are still fun to read. Confessions are great, and quite amusing. Sometimes I wonder if they're real! The stars they interview are great. And of course, they always have great gossip in every issue. A bit sleazy, it's definitely my guilty pleasure.

    5-0 out of 5 stars cosmo 4 president (too?!)
    helur to the most woman-friendly mag on earth!I have never been so contented before till I (accidentally!) read your December 2003 issh.Shall i comment on every article i bumped in this issh, the 1,000 words max is not enough. Anyway, since then, it's a must in my monthly budget to have some bucks to have my friendship-COSMo!Continue empowering women.Thank you and more power!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Cosmo BITES
    If you're lower class, overweight or don't have a man, Cosmopolitan does it's very best job of making you feel about as low as you can feel. This magazine is not for the common woman. After reading issue after issue of "What Will Make Him Squeal in Bed" articles, I'd had enough. I've ditched that magazine and deprogrammed myself. I urge others to do the same. ... Read more

    5. Vanity Fair
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    Asin: B00005NIPX
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 35
    Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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    A magazine for women that includes interviews with people of note, articles on news items of current interest, books, crime and hot gossip.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Not a magazine to throw out in a month
    Vanity Fair is like a favorite book that you will go back to from time to time. The articles are concisely and engagingly written and serve as the most in-depth account of many major events. The magazine does not get old as years pass by. In fact, recently I spend several hours on the floor of my college library reading issues from as far back as 1984, and found them as engaging as today's articles. I even used its Oct.'99 article about Pope Pius XII for my term paper.

    Perhaps one small downside to the magazine is that its cover stories on today's movie stars seem to be written by the star's publicists rather than by objective writers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Something for everyone - young and old
    I've been a subscriber for about 10 years now. I cannot WAIT until this magazine shows up each month. Vanity Fair is full of wonderful articles mostly of the rich elite, but it capitalizes on on how sometimes awful things can happen to people with money too. For instance, Dominick Dunne's diary of the Moxley murder and the Safra murder. I turn to Dunne's article first in every issue. Christopher Hitchens is sometimes a bit of a "windy" rebel. He sometimes makes a point a peppering a lot of words that you may have to look up in the dictionary.

    The lives of the rich and famous are a fascinating read. Truman Capotes Black and White Ball article a few years ago was great. The coverage in the Middle East has been cutting edge. I first heard of the Martha Stewart Imclone stock selling in the pages of Vanity Fair well before it became a scandal.

    In response to some postings on Amazon regarding the Hispanic comment: Dame Edna is a comedian. The Hispanic community should take his/her remark with a grain of salt and rise above it. I'm Polish, but I can still appreciate a good Polish joke. The well received sound of laughter is universal.

    In closing, I just love reading about casanovas from the 1920's, bi-sexual poets from the 1940's, outsider art from the 1990's, famous restaurants in the 1950's, the history of the corset dating from the 1800's, and cheezy billboard art on the highways of the U.S.A.

    Vanity Fair has it all.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not just a woman's magazine.
    You just have to know when not to buy the magazine. Two or three times a year. Otherwise it is a very good international magazine.
    I would advise subscribing if you live in the U.S. Its price is ludicrous compared to what we pay in Europe at the newstand. Here is approximately 6 Euros per issue. It more than makes up for the smug letters from Dame Edna and assorted insider's navel watching that you find every month.

    1-0 out of 5 stars One big advertisement
    I used to like "Vanity Fair" magazine. I started reading the magazine way back when I was in high school. My mom had a subscription to the magazine. Now I have, or had my own subscription. It has become nothing more than an enormous perfume advertisement. 99% of the magazine is advertisements while 1% consists of articles and most of them very long-winded and boring. I admit, I don't like President Bush and I am a liberal by all means but I don't go around spewing my dislike for him everywhere I go. Graydon Carter's non-stop anti-Bushisms is tiresome and he needs to shut up for heaven's sake. Secondly, I can't stand Christopher Hitchens. After he declared that Bush was right to invade Iraq last year and went on MSNBC to spew his anti-Catholic rhetoric, I started to like him less and less. I'm not remotely religious (agnostic is more like it) but his views on Catholicism goes beyond extreme and tasteless. How on earth did Christopher got a job at "Vanity Fair" is beyond me. He can't write diddly squat. I do like Dominick Dunne though. He has always entertained me with his opinions on high profile trials. I always like the music and movie issues HOWEVER I do not appreciate sifting through pages of boring ramblings from the editor and his sheep or designer clothes/watches/perfume ads. "Vanity Fair" is a joke. After the lame cover story on Benjamin Bratt, the former Mr. Julia Roberts, I can't really take this magazine remotely seriously any more. It is all a bunch of pretentious hot air written by a bunch of upper-class WASPS who are completely out of touch with reality, let alone with the middle-class and blue-collar people. Who really enjoys reading this magazine? I won't even take this magazine into the bathroom. If only I had a bird.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not what it used to be
    I've been a VF subscriber since the mid-80s. My subscription lapsed this month, and I won't renew it.

    Yeah, the photography's generally good, but it's simply not the magazine it used to be. It avoids hot-button issues that it used to confront. It lionizes crusty old thieves like former Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd, and profiles various vapid performers and their pseudo-accomplishments instead of writing about interesting people with genuine accomplishments. There is endless naval-gazing in the guise of longwinded nostalgic articles long-dead or irrelevant celebrities who had penchants for young boys, adultery or dope or whatnot. Bo-ring.

    Graydon Carter's monthly editor's message has degenerated into a reliably tiresome Bushphobic screed and Dominick Dunne has become a pathetic yet energetic fluffer to the wealthy.

    The attempts at humor are lame, the in-jokes irritatingly smug, and the notion that our large, interesting world can be condensed to a NYC- and, to a lesser extent, LA-centric society newsletter is equal parts incestuous, xenophobic and self-congratulatory.

    I will miss the essays from Hitchens which I always enjoyed. And the ones from Wolcott, which I mostly enjoyed. Some of the investigative reporting is good. But there is never any followup beyond the odd Letters page flamewars.

    Vanity indeed. ... Read more

    6. Vogue
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    Asin: B00005N7TG
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 50
    Average Customer Review: 3.57 out of 5 stars
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    Vogue lives by the maxim that you can't be too rich or toothin--or have too many ad pages. But the glossy spreads of broomstick-thin supermodels draped in Prada and Chanel, and the endless pages of ads for the finest clothes, accessories, and makeup the beauty industry has to offer, help make it the leading magazine of women's style. Fashion is the main event, but every issue attends society parties, goes inside the home of a celebrity designer, and travels to an exotic resort or vacation spot. Like Playboy, Vogue is a magazine you can claim to read because the articles are good. Famously, the September fall fashion issue can easily top 700 pages. --Katherine Koberg ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars All about the fashion in ads
    People are always complaining about the ads. Well guess what, vogue is not a magazine to READ. It's a magazine to LOOK at. And that is my reason for being such a loyal subscriber.

    I love fashion, and I love looking at the ads, judging outfits and models, comparing and contrastiong. I am an aspiring fashion designer (among many other talents) and Vogue is my key source to what goes into my portfolio. So Many ads with high fashion, cut out what you like, arrange, and paste it to show your creativity.

    It's all about the clothing. Though it sure is a bit degrading. Media image portrayal on women is depicting; models typically being emanciated and tall symbolize beauty and everything else. Being all fashion, Vogue surrounds this world of the impossible "ideal", from a cover with the ghastly yoga super model Chrity turlington (who was featured bent in all abnormal ways wearing a skimpy yoga thong thing. *intense therepy*) to ads with the new "it models". So be carefull not to get sucked into the "ideal" vogue and fashion promotes.

    In conclusion. if you just want literature, invest your money in the new yorker.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Vogue is in a league of its own
    As Vogue documents the hottest looks from the world's best designers, the entire fashion industry holds its breath in anticipation- then scrambles to interpret what Vogue dictates: the magazine is that influential. If you're looking for good, practical advice on cosmetics or picking the right style swimsuit for your body type, you're better off with Glamour or Marie Claire. What you'll find in Vogue is not really "practical" but rather high falutin', haute couture kind of stuff. Compared to other popular women's magazines, what distinguishes Vogue from the rest is how it successfully situates the fashion/beauty business as a vital, viable and artistic component of culture and society. So you're not just getting fashion layouts to look at, but also great articles on writers, architects, actors, art exhibits, and so on. Most everything pictured in Vogue is of course, out of the average person's price range, and the overall magazine's tone makes no apologies for this snobbery. But I still think it's a beautiful magazine to look at for its artistic vision, and for well-written articles on culture.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A good magazine but not like it used to be
    Gosh how I yearn for the days when supermodels were splashed on the cover of "Vogue" magazine. I dont think I have an issue from within the past few years that a real model (and I dont mean Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston) has graced the covers for at least two consecutive months. I suppose this is Hollywood's answer to models becoming actresses that now the actresses are becoming models. Sorry but even though I think Nicole Kidman is a wonderful actress with a model figure, give me Gisele or Karolina any day of the week.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Still My Favorite Magazine
    I 'discovered' fashion magazines at age 12 and, more than 20 years later, Vogue has remained my favorite. It exposed me to the glamour and lifestyle that up until that point I did not know existed - the fashion spreads and even the advertisements made (and still make) quite an impression on me. I especially enjoy reading Andre Leon Tally's Style Fax every month, in addition to "People Are Talking About," and of course the fasion layouts never fail to disappoint me.
    Keep up the good work.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mass with Class
    How can you not love Vogue? In this day in age of reality tv, do it your self magazines, and everything banal that Americans love so much, it's really quite wonderful to have a fantasy. Who wants to read about themselves? Certainly not me. I love Vogue's photography and I really like the fact that they often publish photos that push the envelope, then someone will write a letter to the editor in a fury, and Vogue will publish the photo again - little tiny this time - right by their little letter. But c'mon now- what other fashion magazine can you read that also talks art, politics, and food? Yes, even people who can keep their food down like this magazine. Jeffery Steingarten is informative and entertaining, Irving Penn is a genius, the art direction is chic and smart, and the editors do a great job keeping an instituion alive and modern. ... Read more

    7. Marie Claire
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    Asin: B00005N7RA
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 38
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Sex, romance, shoes, lingerie, diet, guns, war--Marie Claire is a grab bag of hot issues for the modern woman. Combining a powerful feature on gun control laws with an article on the best lingerie to wear with low-slung jeans, Marie Claire proves that beauty magazines need not be all fluff and no substance. It provides one-stop shopping for the Cosmo woman craving a little more from her fashion magazine--the kind of woman who can talk politics while painting her nails and solving her relationship woes, all while on the treadmill. Yet for all its attempts to become a jill of all trades, Marie Claire remains a powerhouse in one field: beauty. From the hottest lip or polish color to the latest haircut, from the best tools of the trade to the must-have scent of the year, Marie Claire remains unsurpassed as the best source for beauty advice, and those pages alone are worth the cover price. --Daphne Durham ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Substance as well as style
    For my money, "Marie Claire" is the best of the women's fashion magazines.Other reviewers have compared it to "Cosmo," but "Marie Claire" has got a lot more depth to it.Yeah, the fashion spreads and fun articles are there, but this magazine goes beyond the usual fashion mag drivel to actually talk about real issues that affect women all over the world--things like forced arranged marriages, the international trade in sex slaves, how caste affects women in India, etc. etc.Even the fluff pieces are written witha certain amount of insight.The bottom line is that "Marie Claire" actually treats its readers as intelligent beings rather than just consumers of trendy fashion items.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great for women's studies majors
    this magazine is great if you are interested in social issure concerning women.I am a women's studies major, and i always use the special report section of this magazine for sources for my research

    5-0 out of 5 stars Me and my best friend Marie Claire
    Every issue is like a night out for drinks with the girls!It covers everything we talk about from men and sex to fashion and beauty, even health tips, and especially what's going on in the world today! Everything that effects a woman in today's society.
    It's honest, earnest and fun to read.

    Marie Claire is my best friend and my best friend's best friend.Keep up the good work.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Meet the Anti-Cosmo
    Marie Claire is the best womens' general interest magazine in the U.S. today because:

    1) It still has the fluffy/girly "Cosmoesque" articles we can't help loving (i.e. "What are his p.j.'s telling you?") -- which the upscale fashion magazines (such as Vogue) won't cover -- but it presents these in a much more respectful way than Cosmopolitan (or even Glamour) would. ~For example, in an article entitled, "How long should you wait to get married?", a handful of couples of differing experiences simply explain what worked for them. There is absolutely no commentary; readers are to take these first-hand accounts and decide how they feel about the issue for themselves. (This is how Marie Claire does most of its articles.) This is in direct contrast to the Cosmo approach which, no doubt, would have included a timetable to follow and games to play to make it happen, all under the authoritative voice of some quacky, pseudo-"expert".
    2) It has intelligent stories about women around the world. These are very eye-opening and mind-expanding, and often offer information on how the reader can get involved with the issue presented.
    3) Its fashion coverage is extensive and top-notch for a magazine that is not solely dedicated to fashion. It presents trends and how to wear them in the real world, as well as a wide array of pieces for every shape and budget.(For my purposes, it serves me better than the upscale fashion magazines.)
    4) It only uses models for (some of) the fashion spreads.All other articles feature the ("real") people who are explaining their experiences in relation to the articles' topics.This provides for a much more realistic perception of the body.

    Considering the above, I still find it amazing that Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan are published by the same group!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Fashion Mag with Class
    I have just recently begun to read Marie Claire regularly, and I must say that it is refreshing compared to most other magazines. In the past I had to buy several magazines to cover what I wanted to know, but MC covers fashion (including both high priced items as well as items that a poor college kid can afford-a big plus since this is a large market for beauty mags) and it also covers important issues from around the world. Although I wish it had a little more on fitness and health it still keeps me coming back to the newsstand every month. ... Read more

    8. Good Housekeeping
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    Asin: B00005N7QG
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 32
    Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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    Articles of interest to homemakers, dealing with topics that include food, fashion, decorating, beauty, diet, health, fiction, current affairs.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars 2.50 Cover Price, Do Your Math!!!
    Ok, Amazon has it at 10.00 as of Feb 2004, and the cover price is 2.50 Enough said right there. But let me inspire you further, Amazon's price is even cheaper than directly from the publisher!!! OK, as for the magazine itself, this is another one my mom likes to read and which I find myself checking out from time to time. Good Housekeeping has existed for many years and is ranked 5th in the USA for sales! It has a circulation of over 4,000,000. It covers an array of topics including: food, fitness, beauty, child care, money management, health news, travel, and human interest stories. This is a magazine that would be great for any homemaker (is that one word or two?) If you are a parent or someone who has their own place, this magazine could be a big benefit to you. It's main aim is at women, though many men read it for its insightful articles.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this magazine!
    Good Housekeeping is a wholesome, clean, serious magazine. Various topics that may be found in an issue - how to raise children, household tips, financial help, or marriage advice - suggest that the magazine is geared towards the middle-aged to the older woman. I'm married and only in my 20s, but I get so much out of reading the articles and advice anyway.

    I absolutely love this magazine! I was looking for a magazine with good, long articles to read, and I found this great one. They even re-designed the look, and it's excellent. Everything is more organized, clearly separated into their respective sections, and each page is clearly marked with the section heade so I'll always know which section I'm on.

    I particularly enjoy the articles about real-life triumphs and tragedies, Talk to Me by Joy Behar about relationship advice, and Peggy Post's Etiquette Dilemmas.

    4-0 out of 5 stars To the person from the UK...
    Ok, so you wrote in forever ago and will probably not see this... Size 8-16 in USA clothing is equivalent to about size 16-32 in the UK. As you can see, this magazine targets the average American woman.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not For Men!
    Seeing Nicole Kidman on the cover of a magazine called "Good Housekeeping" gave me goose bumps! But beware! This is not a fantasy magazine for men! I was expecting great pictures of the ladies, together with heightened stories about good looking chicks doing housework. You know, "She bent over in her French maid's uniform, blond hair sweeping across her pert shoulders, and proceeded to spread lemon-fresh floor wax across the freshly scrubbed floor, rythmically, in perfect circles..." Alas, there are no centerfolds or fantasies, or even great cartoons here. Instead, this is a magazine for women who want to learn shortcuts, and a lot of it has nothing to do with housekeeping! The articles have lots of numbers (7 ways to do this, 11 steps toward that), and the advertisements are the reason your woman crunches up funyons on top of your Cambell's soup. Again, Good Housekeeping is not for men! And I recommend that, for their own sake, men do not get it for women.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A worthy publication
    Usually has something of interest to read and/or save. Certainly in league with Ladies Home Journal or Redbook. Don't need a subscription to all of them, but all of equal quality ... Read more

    9. Weight Watchers Magazine
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    Publisher: Pro Circ
    Sales Rank: 92
    Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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    A food and contemporary lifestyle publication targeted to women who are concerned about their wieght, what they eat andd how they look.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars 10 stars to WW!!
    Currently this is the only magazine I subscribe to, and I never want to cancel it. I hope it never ends.
    Packed with new and interesting recipes, inspirational stories, different work outs, and awesome tips to help us along our "journey" to being a healhier person, Weight Watchers is one of the few magazines of it's kind that is worth the price(or maybe even more) of the subscription. Anyone who is on the program should have a subscription. Only comes every two months, but it's worth the wait.
    I keep all my copies and refer back for guidance, and ideas for new dinners/snacks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars New Experiences
    I subscribe to the Weight Watchers magazine. I love the personal stories about weight loss. It is encouraging to me because I am trying to make "eating right" a way of life. I try not to look at it as a diet. I am now eating healther than I have ever eaten in my entire life and I feel great doing it. I LOVE IT! The recipes and coupons are excellent. It is a wonderful magazine. I would recommend it to everyone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Useful for everyone
    I have been on weight watchers now for three years. However I just started subscribing to the Weight Watchers magazine in the past six months. In many ways it continues to inspire and jum start my motivation. When I am feeling frustrated I can look in the magazine to find something, ranging from recipes to great success stories, to motivate me. This months issue on vacations will be really useful for you in thinking about this summer. Even if you are not on wieght watchers and are interested in health living this magazine will be helpful to you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Get WW, If Only for the Receipes
    I lost 34 pounds on Weight Watchers and part of that was because of their phenomenal publication. My wife and enjoy every issue, filled with new research, helpful facts, loads of coupons and those recipes.

    My wife enjoys cooking from the recipes. What I love about WW is that you can live a normal life and eat the things you want. You'll be surprised at how many calories you can cut out of a regular dish just by substituting certan ingredients. And you don't even taste the difference! Sometimes its even better.

    If you're trying to lose weight through WW, you really should have the magazine. It's inexpensive and it will help you along the way.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for motivation!
    This is a great magazine if you're following the Weight Watchers program. It will give you a little extra motivation when you see it in the mailbox and real the articles. It does have some godo articles and I love reading the success stories. My only complaint is that I wouldn't use many of their recipies and menus, it's just not food that I like. ... Read more

    10. Redbook
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    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 93
    Average Customer Review: 3.62 out of 5 stars
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    If you find the sex-and-the-single-girl style of Cosmo less relevant to your current how-do-I-juggle-kids-husband-job-sanity stage of life, then congratulations, you've graduated to Redbook. Don't worry, this isn't your mother's magazine; Redbook is loaded with steamy Cosmo-like articles (in other words, sex, sex, sex), only now they're covered under "Love and Marriage" and deal with helping you keep things together at home (including a monthly Q&A with John Gray called "Passionate Monogamy"). From here, Redbook branches out, with sections on kids and parenting, food, health and fitness, beauty, fashion, celebrity profiles, short fiction, book excerpts, and making time for yourself. --Jenny Brown ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Not Mao's Vision!
    I subscribed to Redbook to rekindle memories of my glory days. In 1968, at the gates of Berkeley's Sproul Plaza, my fellow White Panthers and I sold copies of Mao's little Redbook. Boy, have times changed!! In the sixties, Mao prescribed hunger and hard work for The People... making them too worn out to question what is best for them -- The Revolution! Today's Redbook wears The People out with capitalist trivia!! Alas, the end result of Mao's Redbook and the current version are similar: The People are led to conformity and full acceptance of their all-knowing leader. But in this reader's humble opinion, Mao's vision reaches further than Dr. Phil or Dr. Atkins! I call upon Redbook to return to its original vision!! Power to the People!!! By the way, the jello salad recipe (May, page 74) is to die for!.... I recommend using the *small* marshmallows:-) Enjoy!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Still pumping away after all this time
    A long time subscriber, I usually find tips and articles that teach me something or that I want to pass along to friends.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Redbook the great
    I get a magazine every month and I have to say Redbook has gripping stories, and amazing deals. I bought my first copy of Redbook in August of this year and lets just say I wasted no time sending off for my subscription. I look forward to recieving my magazine every month and if you haven't signed up already... your missing out!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Being Well-Rounded is a POSITIVE thing
    If you're a busy mom or a person who considers her family to be the most important priority in life, get this magazine.

    Other readers have complained that Redbook is well-rounded, or a little TOO well-rounded. Well, that's exactly what's so great about it. Because it is so well-rounded I haven't had to subscribe to Allure for beauty tips, to In Style for fashion advice, Shape for fitness tips, Cosmo for "romance" tips, etc.

    The articles are very helpful- not shallow, as "A magazine reader from CA" stated above. The women's health articles have a lot of depth in my opinion. For example, I would have a hard time talking to my doctors about certain scares that I have regarding my body if it weren't for articles that I found in Redbook. They're not sensationalized articles like I've read in other magazines. Another section I find helpful is the fitness section, which has motivated tremendously. I also enjoy the beauty/fashion section, which features AFFORDABLE beauty/fashion tips. The articles on keeping your husband happy are a bonus, because we all can't be Super Moms. Some of us do want to keep the romance alive despite our daily tasks. As for the articles on children, they are incredibly helpful with the children in my family.

    Well, let me just reiterate: If your family is the biggest priority in your life and you want a magazine that's tailor designed for the sexy, responsible mom in you, subscribe to this magazine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars little bit of everything
    I love this magazine. It has articles, marriage, sex, women's lives, etc. I don't know why the others didn't enjoy it. ... Read more

    11. Lucky
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    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 63
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Lucky is about what girls love best: SHOPPING!
    I was so happy when my boyfriend surprised me with a subscription to Lucky!! This is a great magazine for women aged 20-35 and is about the thing we love best: SHOPPING!

    Lucky is a great resource for extending your wardrobe in a smart, fashionable way that won't break the bank! If you're looking for real tips on wearable clothes and makeup and are tired of reading articles like "How to Please Your Man" (Cosmo) and "Here's What the New York Socalites Are Wearing" (Vogue), then Lucky is the magazine for you! Here are some of its monthly features:

    - A page with "Yes" and "Maybe" sticky tabs for marking things you'd like to buy. No more messy dog-ears!
    - Lucky Breaks: The back of the magazine has listings of clothes, accessories and makeup from hot stores that you get discounts on! (Many are online too, for easy at home shopping!)
    - Four Girls, One...: This section shows one article of clothing worn by 4 different women in 4 differnt ways (ie. tough, sexy, work, weekend)
    - The Lucky Guide: Showcases pages of a particular item of clothing including price and where to buy them. (January's issue featured lingerie)
    - A Week's Worth of Style: Shows a modern woman and how she turns a few articles of clothing and accessories into a weeks worth of great looks. (January showcased Carolina Herrera Jr)
    - Lucky Life: Great ideas for decorating your home in a fresh, funky style.
    - City Spotlight: Showcases the great stores in one city per month, including such places as London and Vancouver, not just the US! (Includes phone numbers and/or websites so you can actually buy the clothes!)

    People may complain that there are a lot of ads in Lucky, but have they not noticed them in other magazines? Lucky is dedicated to shopping, so ads make sense, and they're not any more prevelant than any other magazine.

    This magazine gives fashion and beauty advice that you can use, and clothing you can actually afford to wear! As a 22 year old, I know that's what I'M looking for in a fashion magazine!

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you like Allure, get Lucky!
    I originally subscribed to Lucky (at a very low rate) because I knew it was by the same publishers as Allure and I got impatient waiting for my Allure once a month. Now it has a very valued place in my magazine collection. Not only is the layout very visually pleasing and fun to read, but the samples, coupons, contests and discounts will be worth more than the subscription cost. I would say there's an average of $5 in coupons from brands like Maybelline, Revlon and Almay each month. It really has something for everyone. It has fashion, beauty, spas and home decor. I myself love the skin and hair care & makeup trends. And the products featured are in a large price range from cheap to expensive. I found a great detangling conditioner from Origins in the pages, and in a large size it costs the same as drugstore brands--What a find!--and it really works. There are also advice columns so you can write in for your own beauty advice if you want. If you have ever wondered why your face creams cure wrinkles (or don't), then this magazine is for you. If you read a magazine to have fun and escape, Lucky is also for you--no articles about boyfriends, work (except what to wear), politics or social issues (unless they're trends)!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The "It" magazine for those who love to shop.
    I look forward to getting this delivered to me every month. If you are into clothes, handbags, accessories, shoes, fragrances, or beauty products then you will love Lucky. Right down to the little stickers that are available for you to place on your "YES/Maybe" items.

    Lucky gives your trendy, classic, chic, preppy - whatever your taste may be. I like to see what's hot and then try to find copy-cats of the designer duds b/c who really can afford to spend(...) on a pair of Manolo shoes??

    1-0 out of 5 stars Lucky? not quite so in shopping
    Yes this magazine is for women who love shopping, but not for the average woman who doesn't want to spend $100 on a shirt, because that's about the average price of the clothing items featured throughout every issue. Out of my two year subscription to this magazine, I only remember one issue where there were some really good clothing at a reasonable price ($50). I use this magazine as a window to the latest trends, not as a shopping guide.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not for me
    My age might be showing but I did not like this magazine and would like to cancel my subscription. ... Read more

    12. Allure
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    Asin: B00005N7OD
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 164
    Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite magazine !
    Each month I really look forward to getting my Allure issue.

    The magazines focus is on beauty though you will also find some fashion pieces.

    What I like most is the magazines unusual look at beauty. For example past issues have included a peek inside at the items in some bathroom cabinets belonging to well knowed women.
    What strippers at Scores use to take care of their bodies. An article on the man who inspired the movie Shampoo.

    And there are many traditional articles on beauty. Allure excells at being on the cutting edge of new technology that will make you even prettier. On these pages you will find out about botox, laser surgery, high tech hair and more.

    Allure is refreshing in that it does not have a diet article every month. In fact several years ago Allure made a point to state that it did not want to offer up a diet of the month. But Allure does share tidbits of diet information like the latest on sweeteners or water weight. It will also occasionally run true life stories on dealing with the emotional side of eating problems. And recently has tracked two women and their weight loss efforts over several months.

    Fashion articles are limited to a few pages and usually include pictorials on new trends, staking out the look of a star and the latest scoop on accessories.

    Definately Allure is the magazine to buy to learn how to keep your look fresh and fun!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fashion! Makeup! More Makeup!
    Ever flip through a magazine, skip all the articles, and dive straight into the beauty section? I have. Good beauty advice is what I want most out of my magazines. Well, Allure is a magazine devoted to beauty.

    It covers everything from makeup, clothing, skin care, to health and the ups and downs of plastic surgery.

    There are special little features in every issue that totally devote themselves to one aspect of beauty. One month the article was devoted to how to pluck your eyebrows, and it covered everything from technique to good tweezers to what to do to reduce swelling. Another month it centered around sunglasses and recommended styles and shapes to suit your skin tone and shape of face. Another month it was devoted to eyeliners! What kind of liners do what, what brands are recommended, how to apply pencil, liquid, powder liners... wheee, it's pure heaven for any beauty fanatic.

    I also love how they take the time to go over what type of makeup the featured celebrity is wearing on the cover. It bothers me when I see the featured celeb wearing a divine shade of cosmetics and not being able to find out what it is and where to get it.

    There is beauty Q&A galore in Allure. Some of the most respected names in haircare, makeup, nails, skincare, etc., are regular contributers to Allure and answer questions sent in by readers.

    There's also a makeover in every issue!

    So renown is Allure's makeup savvy that if a brand of beauty product wins an Allure's viewer's choice award, they proudly display it on ads and packaging. The editors and reporters do a fine job of introducing and reviewing new products, something I love reading about.

    Aside from beauty advice, they also produce some very serious articles regarding beauty. In one month's issue, Allure reported on the various forms of cosmetic procedures and produced before/after pictures of each featured procedure and reported the pros and cons along with reviewing the general effectiveness.

    If you love beauty and haircare, get Allure!

    What you'll find lacking from Allure are the political articles (like you'll find in Marie Claire) and the sex and relationship articles (like in Cosmo and Glamour). This is first and foremost a magazine devoted to beauty all the way through.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I like how Allure focuses on Beauty
    I don't currently have a subscription but I did have one for about 2 years when I was first getting into cosmetology. Allure is nice in that it isn't quite as varied on it's topics as the other magazines. They often have more beauty & hair related articles than other magazines and I like that about them. I really like how in just about every issue they have these Beauty 101, or Hair 101 cards that you can save to tell you how to do a manicure or do your hair a certain way. It's a nice little bonus. I did buy a few issues recently (April & May 04) and they were still including them. I do plan on subscribing again when I get the chance. Thank you for your time.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A very good beauty magazine
    Unlike the other major fashion/beauty magazines which put fashion first and beauty a distant second, the focus of "Allure" is 90% beauty, 10% fashion. In fact, "Allure" could dispense with the fashion section entirely; the clothes aren't interesting and the photo layout for the clothes is just plain dull. And the monthly article on an acting/recording star is a waste of space. But the makeup section and the beauty tips are great. One of my favorite sections is the Directory, which features top beauty salons in major cities around the country. For the past year "Allure" has also run a monthly makeover section featuring two women who underwent a year-long makeover mostly dedicated to losing weight and shaping up; the subjects are women readers can identify with. "Allure" is one of the few fashion/beauty magazines to regularly feature models of all ethnic groups in their editorial pages with makeup shades that look good on women of every shade from ebony to ivory. One of "Allure"'s greatest strengths is that they don't pander to any makeup company or brand; they are upfront about what works and what doesn't. They have also run some serious articles about the pluses and negatives of cosmetic surgery and the risks involved. In the world of fashion/beauty magazines, "Allure" occupies a special niche of its own.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Beauty Magazine
    I only subscribe to two magazines now. One is "O" and the other is "Allure". I bought the premiere edition while on a business trip. I subscribed right away. I have had a subscription ever since. It's clearly a magazine for those interested in the latest in make-up, skin care and perfume. It mentions products before they even hit the market. I've had people at department store make up counters ask me how did I know about such and such when it wasn't available yet. There are some articles, but nothing too serious. You don't read this magazine for the articles. It's mostly a fun magazine to have around ... Read more

    13. Self
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    Asin: B00005NIOS
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 100
    Average Customer Review: 4.55 out of 5 stars
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    Covering women's fitness, beauty, health, nutrition, and style in a breezy but authoritative tone, Self is a handbook for self-improvement. The magazine reads quickly, featuring loads of lists and short segments garnished with bright graphics and numerous product images. The exercise features are outstanding--clearly explained and illustrated moves accompany inspiring photos. Every issue contains creative routines and practical advice for staying motivated and preventing injuries. Self's signature "Flash" pages offer bite-sized bits of the very latest findings and trends for busy women. Usable features such as "Style Lab," in which wearable clothes are mixed and matched on nonmodels, and the "Eat-Right Road Map," with tips and healthful recipes, make this magazine more practical than the standard women's glossy. --Amy Horn ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this magazine!
    My Self subscription started when Women's Sports & Fitness was cancelled. While it's not quite as athletic as that magazine was, Self has an extra emphasis on participation rather than competition. They use "reader models" in a lot of their photo spreads, and really emphasize the idea of a healthy and strong body, over an idealized "fashion model" body. Articles discuss the latest gym class crazes, nutrition and supplement breakthroughs, and debunking of fad diets. They do include some fashion (focus on workout apparel) and makeup (emphasis on natural look and healthy skin) info, but this is not a foo-foo Cosmo magazine. There are healthy recipes, workout plans targeting a new body part monthly, and creative ways to workout outside the gym as well as inside. Overall, this magazine focuses on real women's lives and how to make them healthier, happier, and more fit. There's a lot of practical advice here that is very applicable to most people's lives.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My self-help glossy mag of choice!
    While I look to Glamour and Mademoiselle magazines for intelligent topics on women's interests and look to Cosmopolitan for sex and relationship advice and Vogue for the latest fashion trends, I look to Self for self-improvement. This glossy mag features articles on how to stay fit, eat healthy, look and feel great and delves into issues such as breast cancer and different types of painful menstruation as well as articles on what a difference it makes to eat strawberries instead of chocolate for snack and the importance of drinking water. (My skin is looking great for having started drinking more water.) It is the mag I look to to make me feel good! I have learned how to eat healthier snacks and different exercise routines by reading this gem. This is my first year as a subscriber to this magazine and I shall continue to subscribe to it every year!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I'm singing and walking!
    This magazine is so inspirational! I've been working out regularly now for 4 months. I feel so much better about myself that I have started to do other great things like taking a cooking class and SINGING! I even bought a voice lesson CD to practice regularly (Voice Lessons To Go by Vaccarino-it's awesome). So I'm cooking and singing and walking. Next I'll be kayaking!!

    2-0 out of 5 stars reasonably attractive, but content-starved
    As another reviewer stated, the content repeats over and over again, making a renewal a waste of money. Yes, Self has nice photography and a pretty layout, but that doesn't make it worth five stars. If you are even remotely into fitness, then Self will merely bore you - it contains such obvious information that it's almost laughable. Still, you might want to try it once, since it's cheap as magazines go, but reading it for true inspiration (other than all the beautiful models in tiny shorts that make you feel guilty) is a waste of your time and money. Reading it for fitness information would be like reading People magazine for political issues. There are better magazines out there, but this'll do if you just want something to leave lying around your house to make a good impression.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Get to know your self
    This mag is great for any woman wanting to get to know her own self better. I would also recommend that women look into the videos "Goddess Worship" and "New Sex Now" for vital explorations of key areas of female pleasure. ... Read more

    14. Womans Day
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    Asin: B00005N7TM
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
    Sales Rank: 95
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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    Edited to meet the daily needs of today's American woman. Including info & advice on beauty, fashion, food, health/fitness, home, family, relationships, careers, money, management, crafts & current issues.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Full of good stuff
    If it's important to women, they cover it. Each month I keep pages from this publication--recipes, articles, websites or products to try... bits of info to pass along to other women. Just a damn fine publication.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Boring, Really Boring
    .... The articles and spreads are not at all remarkable; there's nothing here that will blow your mind. The projects are fun but they don't look good at all. The recipes are ok but nothing you couldn't find in any cookbook. I understand that for a very low price you get 17 issues but if you actually hold an individual issue, it's incredibly thin. I noticed that even the binding is bigger than the amount of paper! .... Woman's Day is the school marm of the bunch.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Very Happy
    Subscriptions started promptly and I loved every issues. I cant say enough about Everything they do is 1st class. You have a customer for life. Thanks!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Creative Recipe Ideas & Fun, Colorful Articles about Life
    A real favorite in this magazine is the page of quotes, It is sure to bring a smile or teach you something about life. They also always have cleaning tips, health topics, diet and exercise solutions, true stories, beauty hints, inspirational articles, soul nourishing tips, recipes, recipes and more recipes, family/children, flowers, end of the magazine article to make you think about life, and gardening hints.

    If you want to find a cover story fast, they have an "on our cover" section in the index. In Every Issue there is a shopper's guide and a recipe index.

    The articles are helpful and in the March 2002 issue they had an article on how to be less stressed. They also had an article on PCOS which is apparently more common than we women think.

    The beauty sections show you the newest fashion and you can decide if you want to adapt your style to the trends. Always seems rather chic.

    Some of the recipes in the March 2002 issue included:

    A luscious Lemon Coconut Pound Cake
    Coconut Macaroons
    Peanut Butter Oat Bars
    Baby Cheesecakes - really cute
    Banana Salsa
    French Oven Beef Stew
    Pasta with Shrimp

    The recipes are not difficult and seem practical.

    Even the advertising in this magazine is colorful and fun.

    A Very "American Gal" type magazine.
    Nothing fancy, just real life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars it's just great

    15. Harper's Bazaar
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    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 89
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    For people interested in fashion and beauty as well as the professional fashion designer and retailer.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars High Fashion
    Harper's is the best if you enjoy high fashion.Yes, most of the items featured are completely unaffordable for the average person.However, by looking at the featured designer items and the gorgeous photo layouts, you can get an idea of what's fashionable or will be fashionable in about 2 months.If you want to stay ahead of the trends, this is a must-have.

    2-0 out of 5 stars fur?
    Why are the editors hell-bent on featuring fur?!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Pretty... But who can afford this stuff?
    I picked up an issue of this monstrosity out of curiosity one day, and I learned my lesson quickly: to never buy it again.Sure, it's glossy and swank, chock-full of fabulousness, but there is one gigantic, glaring problem: NO ONE IN THE INTENDED AGE RANGE CAN AFFORD THESE ITEMS! Unless of course, her Mummy and Daddy have Money to giver her to keep her Happy with such things.Nothing featured in here is under $150, and that's for underwear.UNDERWEAR! (...)No one I know in this mag's intended age range (well, except for one, but that's a long story and she doesn't dress in such things) has the kind of money to drop on $8000 designer dresses that will be out of style in three weeks.Save your money on this worthless rag and buy a new lipstick instead.It'll make you feel much better.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A visual treat -- but that's about it
    "Harper's Bazaar" has been running a losing race with "Vogue" for the past 40 years.The magazine should play to its strengths.Its graphics and photo layouts are terrific.However, the articles are insipid and superficial; not worth a read."Bazaar" unfortunately went downhill when Liz Tilberis took over the top spot; in the 60s and 70s the look was all about elegance and glamour.Ms. Tilberis stated in an editorial in the 90's that fashion was all about "youth and ectomorphism" and featured human Barbie dolls in grunge outfits.Okay, it looked funny, but what woman over 25 would spend good money to look like that?The impression one gets from reading "Bazaar" now is that it's still trying to find its target audience.When "Bazaar" stops acting as if it were afraid to compete with Vogue and emphasizes its strengths, it will be a much better magazine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars for fashion lovers!
    THIS is the best magazine for those of us who LOVE high fashion!Not full of soft-porn like Cosmo, or teeny-bopper oriented fashion like Lucky, Glamour, etc., and not patronizing and politicized like Elle!Also not ALL about celebrities like In Style, although the non-trashy celebs are of course there.No stupid tips on how to manage life in your early 20's!

    This is for the women who love the Style Channel, Vogue, and even Allure (a wonderful beauty/cosmetics mag).I've been a devoted reader since I was about 30; I wish I had found this sooner because I couldn't stand the magazines aimed at the 20- somethings even when I was that age! the way, Amazon is the best source for subscriptions, in my humble opinion.I have ALWAYS gotten my new sub issues EXTREMELY quickly! ... Read more

    16. Glamour
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    Asin: B00005N7QC
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 98
    Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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    Glamour is the twentysomething woman's "Miss Manners" and charm-school bible, bursting at the seams with intimations, propositions, and warnings: how to dress for a dinner party, how to turn him on in five minutes, how to avoid the dreaded "fashion don't." Glamour's mission is to help the young woman trapped between Seventeen andVogue find her way to becoming a happier, healthier, sexier gal. Unabashedly girly, including all the things we've come to expect from beauty and fashion mags--celebrity style gossip, hot trends in hair and makeup, quizzes, and quick fixes for everything from broken nails to fractured friendships--Glamour is girl talk, pure and simple. --Daphne Durham ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I like it
    I really like this mag. Its much different from others. This mag is more well rounded it covers fashion, health, beauty, real life stories, sex, dating, food recipes, advice. I don't agree with them all the time but its become my favorite magazine, its so much better than others. I think it appeals to intelligent, independent females who are in their 20s & 30s. Its pretty good & I enjoy reading it each month.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Jane & Glamour: better combo
    I would combine a subscription of this magazine with one of Jane. Jane magazine is sassy, intelligent and witty, and written in a way you talk with a friend. None of the namby-pamby captions to the photos you see in this magazine, and the fashion spreads, tips and stories are incredible. I wish Jane were thicker, but it is a magazine I read from cover to cover. Glamour is great in the sense that its scope is broad, and has lots of topics. Jane is excellent because it's written for women who enjoy thinking for themselves, and don't just believe everything the media feeds them. Jane: Smartly written for smart women. Glamour: a good companion to it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars bad delivery
    I subscribed in June and received my first issue in September, but haven't been receiving anymore issues since!! I love Glamour and it really sucks seeing new issues coming out at bookstores and don't get your own one. Next time I'll definitely subscribe from another source.

    4-0 out of 5 stars a favorite
    Glamour is one of my favorite mag's because its not ridiculous like Cosmo. I can't stand Cosmo. Glamour is a very girly magazine that focuses on trends, celebs, beauty, fashion, it also has how-to articles which is my favorite section in Glamour and they also include intelligent articles on health, finance, career, fitness, etc. There is a sex section but its not sex-obssessed like Cosmo is and Glamour doesn't have "please your man" articles. It seems more equal. Its a great fashion mag and if you're into this kind of stuff then I suggest Glamour because it seems more balanced than other mag's out there.

    3-0 out of 5 stars May be on the rebound
    ...I've been disappointed in many of the changes to the magazine since that time. More specifically, when long-time editor Ruth Whitney was replaced with the editor of Cosmopolitan (whose name I can't recall), the magazine seemed to transform into "Cosmo light": it was suddenly filled with articles on celebrities and sex, and some of my favorite features (such as the book recommendations) disappeared. I missed the more intelligent magazine of my earlier years and considered cancelling my subscription, but because I was still deriving some enjoyment from the entertainment features, I continued reading. A few years ago, a new editor, Cynthia Leive, took over, and since then, there has been another--although less dramatic--transformation. The celebrity and sex features are still there, but now they're balanced by more intelligent articles (and yes, my book recommendations have returned!). This is still not the Glamour of old, but there is definitely hope for continued recovery of this once-great magazine. ... Read more

    17. Shape Magazine
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    Asin: B00005N7SN
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Weider Health & Fitness
    Sales Rank: 97
    Average Customer Review: 3.37 out of 5 stars
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    A magazine devoted to mind and body fitness for women.Articles on exercise, sports and adventure, fashion and beauty, mind/body health, diet and nutrition and consumer information.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Teaches Enlightenment In Your Own Beauty
    I've always been a very physically active person.. I like to run and I like to work out.. but fitness magazines for women tend to be one way or the other: "Don't bother with weight loss, find inner peace with Yoga!" or "How Many Pieces of Lettuce You Can Eat A Day To Look Like Janet Jackson." Sure, it's mildly entertaining to look into varieties on either side now and then, but what about those of us who want some recipes, PRACTICAL training tips and quick workout guides?

    Shape magazine stresses the points that I think are most important in a women's fitness magazine. It offers inspiring weightloss stories, quick (and edible) meals, and fun workouts to boost your regular ones along. And while some of the workout tips CAN get repetitive, just remember.. there are only so many different ways to do a sit-up. Readers of any and ALL fitness magazines know that they usually have the same exercise tips to offer over and over.

    Shape encourages and enlightens. It shows a way to incorporate exercise into any lifestyle and gives you the encouragement to continue an exercise regimen-- no matter how sedentary you are.

    2-0 out of 5 stars It's OK.,
    This magazine is all right, but I have a few problems with it. The good thing about this magazine is that it's focused on fitness and health, which makes it my kind of magazine. It's got great success stories, good food to cook, and good rules for nutrition and your health. My biggest problem is that since I don't have a gym membership, I can't do most (if not any) of the moves in Shape Magazine. I'm tired of moves that you have to do at the gym, or equipment that costs over a thousand dollars just to do a little toning. They should at least give 5 moves that I can do without setting a foot inside a gym.

    Another problem is that I don't like that they show 5-foot-11 models, that are perfectly skinny, and with perfect flat abs, when they could show more *average* women, or possibly a little bit curvier. I don't know about you, but I think that you don't have to be skinny to be beautiful. I just wish that they could see that everyone comes in their different packages. I agree with A.T. also-they also need to be more diverse with their women-black people need to be shown a little more as I rarely ever see black women in this magazine. I suggest that if you have a gym membership, then you should buy SHAPE off the magazine stand every blue moon or so when you see a good issue. If you don't have a gym membership, like most of us, then get SELF instead; it also offers great motivation.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good Magazine if you dont let the images get through you!
    Ok I'll be firm! This is a pretty good fitness magazine, but most of the images aren't very supportive for everybody at all. Sure they encourage me to try be fit but yet again I fear that these overly skinny models will make readers become anorexic or something. After all most people in the success stories arent what I'd call thin.. maybe more like fit overly aged individual. One look at this magazine and you'd think "Oh wow, I'm sure this magazine is telling me I can be that thin if I only read the magazine!" ERrrr... That's totally wrong! The most this magazine can do for you is make you fit for your age, not necessarily physically thin. Otherwise If you ignore the images I'd say this is a pretty good magazine. They even give you makeup tips and give good healthy eating habits. Although I have heard that this magazine is not diverse as in most of the models are white... It does kinda make you go..."Ok so only white people are fit?" I too also think it'd be nice if they added a African American model much more or if they added Asian women in it too.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Won't be renewing
    I'm torn between cancelling or waiting until Nov. and not renewing. I've been reading Shape for about 6 months and am disappointed. I agree with all the other folks about the sickly, skinny 20-somethings on the cover and in the pages. How about us 40-something moms? I'm a YMCA member and workout faithfully, but I'm tired of the fluff and junk. I also subscribe to "Muscle and Fitness For Her". MUCH better magazine.

    3-0 out of 5 stars OK but not great
    Although some of the Shape articles are about self-esteem and feeling good about oneself, they have these articles with photos of models who are all extremely thin. I know this is most pleasing to the eye and probably makes the magazine sell, but for some folks, this isn't a great idea. Also, some of the exercise suggestions are very very general, so it's kind of boring sometimes. I have a degree in nutritional sciences, and most of the guidelines are OK, esp when they have registered dietitians on staff. ... Read more

    18. Runner's World
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    Asin: B00005NIOR
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Rodale, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 64
    Average Customer Review: 3.93 out of 5 stars
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    Edited for the mature runner who takes his sport seriously. Articles on keeping in touch with the running world, upcoming events and helpful hints on the sport.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Monthly Motivation
    Runner's world is a very traditional magazine with geared towards mostly a middle-aged audience. The authors manage to give the same advice every month and make it sound different. That may be one of the things that makes this magazine so motivational. I keep reading about people who have run every day for the last fifty years or who run in 30 below weather, and I wonder what's keeping me off the roads.

    The Rave Run two page spread photographs are lovely. They each show a runner in a really cool environment with a quote. I have some of them hanging on my wall. I get especially motivated by the one of a man running through the woods when the trees are coated with ice and the ground blanketed with snow. It looks so beautiful, who wouldn't want to go out and run. The ask the expert or Q&A section has the most diverse and informative information from month to month mostly because the questions come from readers and the answers come for a variety of experts. The nutrition section isn't particularly useful. The science seems simplified to the point that it isn't exactly true, and the suggested menu for one of the carbohydrate dinners starts out with 1 cup broiled swordfish along with five or six other things; not really practical in my opinion.

    Runner's World has a nice coverage of racing events past (results) and future (racing calendars), and my hometown of Boulder, CO is mentioned somewhere at least once per issue :). Runner's World encourages everyone to be a winner even if he or she doesn't finish first. It is full of tips for beginners just staring to run and more advance information about training for seasoned amateurs. Some of the information is useful and some is not, but there is enough useful information to make reading worthwhile.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Real Motivator and Educator
    I've been reading Runner's World for about three years now. It seems that whenever my motivation hits an all time low another magazine will end up in my mailbox. After reading half of the magazine I am forced to put on my running shoes and hit the streets.

    There are many educational benefits I receive from these magazines. I enjoy their training tips to help me improve my running time. I enjoy their list of races in the back of issue so I can plan what I want to run next in my geographic area.

    Most importantly, I highly appreciate the safety tips that are included. Running can be very hard on your body, as most of my cross country team learned in high school. This should become standard reading for high school students. I wish my coach had gone through an issue every month with us, highlighting how to run safely while diminishing run times.

    If you run, get this magazine. If you don't run but would like to, visit their educational web page to get an idea how to start and then subcribe to the magazine so, like me, you are reminded to get off your duff and hit the streets.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Only one issue's experience
    I bought the issue because I was told there was an article about beginning runners training for their first half marathon. The article was mentioned on the cover. It turned out to be a fluff piece giving reasons why it was better to run a half marathon than a full one for your first long race. I didn't find a lot more depth. Motivational, some general ideas, but I didn't come away with a lot of technical information.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Your Best Friend
    Sometimes you need a friend to help you out the door and to motivate you to start your running program. This magazine did exactly that for me. Along with its thorough web-site,, I started a running program that took me from running two minutes at a time to running a 5K (3miles) in twenty-two minutes in only fifteen weeks. Unlike many other magazines, this one does not over burden you with excessive advertisements and random space fillers. All articles are helpful and cover a broad spectrum of practical and entertaining subjects. The best magazine I have ever encountered, you won't be able to put it down!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Education, motivation, how to and information
    Doesn't get much better than this. This magazine knows its focus and cuts right to the chase. Nothing extraneous here, solely about running. Great shoe reviews and good how-to especially for beginners. ... Read more

    19. Seventeen
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    Asin: B00005N7SM
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 44
    Average Customer Review: 3.95 out of 5 stars
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    The perky authority on all things girl since 1944, Seventeen magazine still provides advice and encouragement to masses of young misses. Although the primary focus is fashion and famous folk, this teen zine is not mere eye candy. Mixed among the cutting-edge styles (and multitudinous ads) you'll find short but plentiful articles. Topics range in import: fluff stuff like "What Will You Wear Back to School?" and "The Ultimate Ponytail Guide" is balanced by heavier fodder, such as "No One Believes I Was Raped" and pieces on having a gay sibling and the dangers of binge drinking. Skewed largely toward a Caucasian teen audience, the magazine's coverage of beauty and relationship conundrums does offer nods to young women of color. The tone is resolutely positive, and amid all the talk of must-have hairdos and hottie alerts, the message is girl power in its most nonthreatening guise. --Brangien Davis ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good magazine...but not my favorite.
    I just recently started to subscribe to SEVENTEEN (but I've been reading it for years), and I have to say that it's a good magazine. A little too much on the fashion and beauty, but still a good magazine. It's a whole heck of a lot better than the new outlook on the 'TEEN magazine, but not as good as 'TEEN PEOPLE, which is still my favorite teen magazine, even though they feature too much of N Sync and Britney Spears!

    SEVENTEEN gives a lot of helpful advice on the latest fashion styles, beauty styles, dating types, guy info, sex&body talk, and celebrity info. It also has a lot of real-life articles, and articles about what's going on in the world right at the moment. There are hot guys featured everywhere in this there's another plus! And yes, there are a lot of ads, but doesn't EVERY magazine have more than a dozen ads featured in every issue? I also, however, could care less for all the prom stuff that they feature in the magazine during prom time, like in their latest March 2002 issue, which I just received today. One of the other downsides of this magazine is that they feature too many perfect-looking models for all the ads and everything. I wish they'd have more normal looking girls to pose in the mag!

    There are not a lot of issues featuring N Sync with SEVENTEEN, and actually, not many celebrity articles (which I happen to like best in magazines). If you are looking for a good teen magazine, then I suggest either SEVENTEEN or 'TEEN PEOPLE. All in all, SEVENTEEN is great!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for teenagers.
    In my opinion, Seventeen is the best magazine for teen girls. I've been reading it on-and-off for four years now, but only recently began to read it again. It's not some childish, boy obsessed, teenybopper magazine. There are some great, monthly articles, like "When I Was 17," "Solve My Problem," "My Life," "Traumarama" and of course, horoscopes, entertainment, fashion, beauty and more. The true-life stories they feature are really interesting, also. They recently did an intriguing article about emotional abuse.

    A couple years ago, I would've said that Cosmo Girl was the best magazine for teenagers. Unfortunately, it's gone downhill and has little substance left. If you want an interesting, fun and informative teen magazine, look no further than Seventeen. After all, it's been out for nearly sixty years. They're clearly doing something right!

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best teen magazines
    Seventeen has been around for 60 years, and tons of teenagers have grown up with it. Recently, Seventeen got a new look and feel, with more mature articles and interesting features for older teeens. Seventeen is good for those teens who feel like they've outgrown other teen magazines but want one that will guide them through college and beyond.

    Seventeen features many stuff that teens like to read about- the latest celebrity news, CD and movie release dates, fashion and beauty tips, love and romance, real-life stories, fun stuff to do, and more. As an added bonus, Seventeen covers more worldwide issues then other teen magazines and gives them to you from a teen's point of view. Seventeen also gives you plenty of college and sex advice, which older readers will connect with.

    What I love about Seventeen is not only the plentiful amounts of news and real-life stories, but also that it features many bargain items in the Fashion section that are awesome and affordable. Seventeen is a wonderful magazine for bargain shopppers- it features plenty of clothes, make-up, hair products, and jewelry for those with smaller budgets. Additionally, the health and fitness pull outs in each issue are wonderful! Seventeen has plenty of nutrition tips and simple workouts that'll have you seeing lots of results fast.

    Seventeen is a wonderful magazine overall- highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Perfectly Well Rounded Magazine
    This magazine is a perfect magazine for anyone. It has true life and drama, make up, beauty, health, a monthly interview on the cover girl (or girls), and so much more. They have great monthly workouts that focus on certain parts of the body like buns, abs, and legs, and the good thing is...they actually work! They have so many things to offer that I am not surprised it's the most widely read women's magazine in the country!

    5-0 out of 5 stars going!
    A few years ago, Seventeen used to be nothing but one huge ad for pretty boys and makeup. Under Atoosa's leadership, it has become mature and interesting. I appreciate the articles on politics, government, and world affairs. The magazine has is a great education for young girls ... Read more

    20. W
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    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 137
    Average Customer Review: 3.91 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE W
    I've always read W and the magazine never dissapoints me. Its great and "delicious" articles and vibrant photographs add so much fun to reading the magazine. It always has a little bit of everything, from beauty, fashion, fitness to gossip. It's like having a full course meal! Just look at the cover of this month's (August) issue. The beautiful photograph just shows how great this magazine really is!

    3-0 out of 5 stars FOR THE HIGH END OF LIFE
    One of my former friends got me hooked on this magazine and I do enjoy it. I enjoy reading about the designers and their lifestyles. What I like the most is the page after page of interesting and beautiful people in their clothes. The articles are in depth and not usually everyone's cup of tea. There is one section called SUZY which is okay at best. That section is geared towards the "upper crust" (in my opinion).
    I like reading the articles about the "empire" of fashion such as Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Gucci, Versace, etc. I love how these people have set the world of fashion on fire and people like me enjoy what is out on the market.
    I enjoy fashion and the fashion trends. I tend to shop at Versace, Hermes, Ralph Lauren and Neiman Marcus. I like to keep on top of the world of fashion. I consider myself a slightly above average fashion expert. I know what looks good and how it should be worn. Granted I am not that good at telling the difference between designer fashions, but I try.
    I recommend this magazine for those who yern to be part of the "fashion conscience" elite. This magazine is not just for women. Even men, like myself, can appreciate beauty in all of its forms: including haute couture and the runway.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Why this magazine rocks.......
    This magazine is the absolute best around for fashion. It hits every huge and upcoming trend way before it comes out. A lot of people seem to be griping about how expensive everything is and how you can only be a millionaire to dress like that. However I love this magazine not for the fact that its chock full of expensive designer clothes, but for the styles and fantastic outfits themselves. There are a million ways to use ideas from this magazine and work them into your wardrobe. There are plenty of cheaper options like vintage clothing stores and customizing sale items- all to get the coveted designer look that W illustrates with absolute perfection. I'm a poor college student and even though I'm not in fashion design, I use W all the time and make clothes that are deadringers for alot of the ones featured in W. I even used a couple dresses in this very magazine and copied them into two different prom dresses. Its suprisingly more simple than one would think. This magazine is an essential for me. The rest of them can not and will not ever be able to measure up to W, because W has the inside connections to show you (in gigantic glossy spreads neverless!)whats hot before it hits mainstream- and I don't mean small town mainstream, I mean beating the styles and having them before they even reach a mall and lightyears before they turn into a hoochie-craze (a la "LV" mukrami bags!) and fake Tiffany's silver. If you are a young woman who loves to call the trends before anyone else, do yourself a favor and pick up this magazine. I guarentee you that if you keep an open mind- it will be one of your best buys yet.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fab Photos
    W has the best layouts of any fashion magazine today - they are creative and often quite wacky. It's not that their content is different from any other magazine, but the presentation is unique. Apart from the aesthetics of the fashion spreads, this magazine is pretty much like all the others. If you want visual inspiration, this is a great magazine. If you are looking for good reading or fascinating articles, don't buy it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Mostly boring.
    I guess if you're one of those lucky people who has more money and time than they know what to do with, W is for you. This magazine focuses mostly on rich people, the clothes they buy, and the parties that they attend. I'm not just talking celebrities, either. If that was the case, then perhaps W would be onto something. But no... W prefers to devote at least half their articles to spotlighting people like Eugino Lopez, "heir to the vast Jumex juice fortune." And then they tell us about their beachfront properties, glittering social circles, and $1,700 Louis Vuitton Murakami purses. I don't know about you, but anyone who is willing to pay that much for something that looks like an embossed leather Hot Pocket isn't worth paying $4.50 to read about. ... Read more

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