|Issues:||10 issues / 12 months|
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Harper's BAZAAR, the fashion authority, brings you the latest new looks from the hottest designers. You'll get 12 beautiful issues a year full of best dressed secrets, must-haves and great finds. Experience the best in style and beauty with Harper's BAZAAR.
- Brand: Hearst Magazines
- Formats: Magazine Subscription, Print
Most helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
If you don't watch the runways..
Let me start by saying that fashion is ageless, and Harper's Bazaar does a decent job of highlighting the notable runway pieces. That being said:
-Almost all the editorials are geared towards much older women: girls in their teens and twenties can flip through runway summaries, but countless articles on why they should botox the crap out of their face isn't really useful.
(funny--there's always some "beauty is ageless! celebrate older women!" articles along with the "your lips are gone, puff them up you silly old woman! inject that Restylane! you need 4 IPL treatments!" advice)
-About 70% of the magazine is pure advertisements. Which is fine, because most contribute to a greater aesthetic. There are, however, a lot of oddball outfits (mm I didn't know bedazzling with rhinestones was stylish, Saks Fifth Avenue!). Oh, and the ever so classy Palladium jewelry ads.
-The "fashion" advice is somewhat contradictory. For example, one column advised you to "store away" a type of shoe which was featured literally the page before, and maybe 30 other times throughout the magazine. The shoe they recommended instead, I did not see at all.
So if you take away all the anti-aging botox promotions and the ads, you're left with maybe 10 pages of runway highlights; this is of course, including the contradictory fashion advice you might not care to take. If this magazine is worth all the paper, then you'll be happy. If you thought you'd be getting more for 250 pages a month, you should look elsewhere. I didn't pay that much for this magazine, and it is fun to flip through, but I don't know if I would renew it.
(also.. I don't think it's fair to give Harper's Bazaar 1/5 stars because the vender didn't supply you--there's a separate company/delivery feedback. I purchased my subscription through amazon and it arrived in a timely fashion)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
haute and delicious
By Desert Gypsy
I used to read this magazine many years ago and re-subscribed late last fall in large part due to a five dollar a year subscription price. After receiving my first issue I was very pleased that I ordered this title; having live 30 minutes from Manhattan most of my life and now residing in the high desert plains, this is defintely my Zsa-Zsa/Green Acres fix for the month!
I like how they always apply the fashion trends for women of any age - 20's to 70's.
This issue had generous articles about Patti Hansen and Madonna - whether you care for them or not I think they are real legends as opposed to the various Kardashians that always seem to be on every other cover these days. They do give a nod to up-and-comers by including features like the one with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
I don't mind the many ads since they keep the publishing costs low.
A little talk of everything current - art, movies, books and of course the fashion....
While it is mostly high end couture that is beyond my budget, it is beautifully photographed and the trends are a treat to admire - I think of this as sort of long distance window shopping.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
I really wanted to like the magazine...
By SoBe gal
Kudos to them for getting SO MANY high end advertisers. Which makes for an ad heavy magazine. This could explain why the subscription is so inexpensive. Beautiful glossy magazine. But sadly, what little content there is gets lost in a sea of advertisements. I love ads in fashion magazines, but this was too much, even for me. I was really looking forward to this magazine but am disappointed and will not renew when the subscription ends.