If there’s a fashion bible that every woman needs to own, it would be the latest issue of her favorite fashion magazine. So if you’re wondering which bible to get this month, hold on and let’s count down the 10 most influential fashion magazine in the world.
Total Circulation: 1,026,230
Lucky is a fairly new magazine, which first issue was released in 2000. Published by Advanced Publications, it is one of the fast-growing fashion magazines today. This magazine belongs under the Conde Nast subsidiary, along with a few other fashion magazine titles such as Vogue and Vanity Fair.
9. Vanity Fair
Total Circulation: 1,205,229
For women who want to have the first-hand information on pop culture, fashion, and current affairs, Vanity Fair propose a good mix. This magazine’s initial edition was in 1913 but it wasn’t until 1936 that it finally became a regular monthly fashion magazine aimed at women. It even sold some 90,000 copies through the Great Depression. Now, the total circulation of this fashion magazine is at 1.2 million.
Total Circulation: 1,168,138
Allure’s first issue was in 1991. It became fairly popular among its women target market because of its Best of Beauty awards. Such award gives distinction to the best beauty products sold in the market, as determined by the magazine staff. From an oversized magazine, Allure changed in the standard-sized glossy format.
7. Harper’s Bazaar
Total Circulation: 2,195,000
When it comes to fashion, Harper’s Bazaar’s target market is the upper middle and upper class women. This magazine published by Hearst Corporation employs a team of designers, artists, photographers, and writers who, month by month, dish out their expert opinions about the beauty pop culture. The first magazine release of Harper’s Bazaar happened in 1867.
Total Circulation: 3,050,000
Vogue is among the women’s fashion magazines that have different worldwide editions. It also falls under the Conde Nast publication house, with its first issue released in 1892. Vogue is both a fashion and lifestyle magazine that now has 23 regional and national editions.
Total Circulation: 3,440,000
Published by Time Inc, the first issue of InStyle was released in 1994. Since then, it remained one of the go-to places of women who are looking for fashion, beauty, and home tips. It is also packed with articles on entertainment, celebrity lifestyles, and charitable endeavors. Right now, the magazine has editions in 17 other countries including Australia, the UK, Germany, and Greece, among others.
4. Marie Claire
Total Circulation: 4,125,000
Marie Claire was first published in France in 1937. Right now, it is being distributed across the world in 24 different languages. This magazine that is published by Groupe Marie Claire talks about health, fashion, and beauty.
Total Circulation: 5,835,00
Glamour is yet another magazine publication of Conde Nast. Originally titled as the Glamour of Hollywood, this magazine which was first released in 1939 is now being distributed in 16 other countries. Yearly, this magazine recognizes the Glamour Woman of the year. Some of its previous recipients were Cher, Lorena Ochoa, and Nujood Ali.
Total Circulation: 6,250,000
Published by the French company Hachette Filipacchi Media, Elle’s first issue in France was in 1945. And it wasn’t until four decades later it found its way in the US. The magazine focuses on fashion, beauty, entertainment, and health. Elle means ‘she’ or ‘her’ in French, which clearly speaks so much about the fashion magazine’s target market.
Total Circulation: 8,840,000
Hearst Corporation released Cosmopolitan in 1886 initially as a family magazine. By 1960’s it transformed into a literary magazine. But it wasn’t until the later years that it became a full-pledged fashion magazine that tackles topics like relationships, health, career, sex, self-improvement, celebrity, beauty, fashion, and a few other women issues. Right now, this magazine is one of the most recognized brands in the US and in the rest of the world. In the US alone, it has a total circulation of over 3 million. Worldwide, its total distribution count is close to hitting 9 million copies.