Top 10 Fashion Magazines of the world

I am a glutton for fashion news, as are millions of others, going by the popularity of the various fashion magazines published all over the world. Latest fashion trends, best dressed lists, fashion how to’s, fashion faux paus of famous people, fashion wins of celebrities, and breathtakingly gorgeous photographs of clothes by talented fashion designers – these magazines cover everything that a fashion lover craves for.

Fashion magazines are style guides that have us glued to their pages. And even if you have no access to the real print magazines, you can have a look at their websites that compliment the printed versions. Some are now online only. Some may go the exclusive online route sooner than later due to decline in profits, death of print and all that.

Online or offline – they have their finger right on top of the fashion pulse of the world. Here are the ‘bestest’ of the best.

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Best known Fashion Magazines 

Cosmopolitan

Owner : Hearst corporation

Website : https://www.cosmopolitan.com/

It is one of the most popular fashion and entertainment magazines in the world. Started in 1886, currently it has over 50 international editions. It covers beauty, relationships and all things related to lifestyle but fashion and style trends have a special focus in all Cosmopolitan magazines. 

Drapers

Owner : EMAP Publishing Limited Company, Metropolis International,UK

Website : https://www.drapersonline.com/

This is a business-to-business magazine with a focus on the fashion Industry, which means this magazine is for those interested in the fashion business. It gives all the insight you need to survive in the cut throat fashion industry with fashion trends and news reporting and marketing directions with in depth studies. 

Elle

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Owner : Hearst Corporation

Website : https://www.elle.com/

Elle Magazine was founded in France in 1945 by writer Pierre Lazareff and his wife Hélène Gordon. It is one of the most popular fashion magazines in the world with features on fashion shows, current trends in fashion and  style. 

Esquire
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Owner : Hearst Corporation, USA

Website : https://www.esquire.com/style/

This monthly lifestyle and fashion magazine for men, is an “essential guide to style & fashion, travel & adventure, design & tech, art & culture and food & drink”. As its website says this magazine is “The smart man’s guide to the best in men’s fashion”. 

Glamour

Owner : Condé Nast Inc.USA

Website : https://www.glamour.com/fashion

Erstwhile print magazine Glamour currently gives us all the fashion news on runway fashion and fashion on the streets through their online editions. They have separate editions operating in US, UK, Greece, France, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Netherlands, Mexico and Latin America, South Africa.

GQ

Owner : Condé Nast Inc.USA

Website : https://www.gq.com/style.

Gentlemen Quarterly is the international monthly men’s magazine based in New York City, USA. It is considered as the last word in men’s fashion – as its website says, the magazine covers “latest men’s fashion and style trends, celebrity style photos, news, tips and advice from top experts”.

Harpers Bazar

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Owner : Hearst Corporation

Website : https://www.harpersbazaar.com/

Harper’s Bazaar is a monthly fashion magazine published in USA. Said to be America’s first fashion magazine,  it is a fashion focused magazine unlike some other fashion magazines with more focus on lifestyle.  It aims to be a style resource for the modern women, the same way it has been doing for the past 150 years.

Reference : Americas first fashion magazine.

In style

Owner : Meredith Corporation (US)

Website : https://www.instyle.com/fashion

This very famous fashion magazine has editions in US, UK, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Greece, South Korea, Spain, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Romania, China and Russia. 

Marie Claire

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Owner : Hearst Corporation

Website : https://www.marieclaire.com/

Established in France in 1937 by Jean Prouvost, today this popular fashion magazine is published in 35 countries to cater to the fashion needs of a global audience. Their tag line says “If it matters to women, it’s in Marie Claire” – publishing the latest fashion & beauty trends, and celebrity news.

Vogue
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Publisher : Condé Nast Inc.USA

Website : https://www.vogue.co.uk/

Vogue can be said to among the world’s top fashion magazines with “24.4 million readers globally, and 42 million unique monthly online users” as per their website. It was founded in 1892 by journalist Arthur Baldwin Turnure. In 1909 the current publisher Conde Nast Inc bought the magazine and since then it has proved to be the best among all the fashion and lifestyle magazines through its beautifully innovative photographs and detailed fashion reporting. The current editor Dame Anna Wintour is a force to reckon behind the phenomenal success of Vogue all over the world. 

Teen Vogue is from the same family catering to the fashion conscious young teens.

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