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Switzerland’s fashion, beauty and women’s interest magazine and once one of our ‘Editor’s picks’. It’s been through numerous incarnations: as a cutting-edge website, a portal one year, a subscription site for the print edition with archives (login required), and back to being a regular website with browseable content. In German (re-reviewed 2/21)




Beauty Matters
An intelligently written, blog-driven site examining the nature of beauty


Stylish Swedish fashion magazine with fashion tidbits


The Budget Fashionista
A hugely popular blog with shopping specials and coupons, started by Kathryn Finney in 2003




Caviar & Cashmere
Blog detailing the latest in luxury products, including online store (3/11; 1/14)


In print, our favourite Canadian women’s mag and the web site is vastly improved since its first incarnation. Good sense of community-building, including numerous chatrooms. One of the better transplants and one of Canada’s leading fashion sites. Your choice of English or French


Claudia Brasil
For the modern independent woman. Claudia’s Brazilian edition has items on fashion, news, relationships and home since it turned into a portal folded into the UOL domain (like a Ministry of Web Sites!). In Portuguese


CosmopolitanCosmopolitan Deutschland
The German counterpart to the well-known magazine. If you can read the language, you’ll find this site to be more cohesive than its American sister, with better design and useful content




Destination Luxury
Online magazine covering luxury brands and exclusive locales, with delicious photography and video






Elle animation Elle
The French women’s lifestyle and fashion magazine, founded in 1945


Elle Korea
These are such brilliant folks. We’ve had the pleasure of dealing with Hachette’s Korean outpost at Elle and found that they are people who keep their word—as well as putting together a fine title. Online, it’s updated regularly, though the cover can be a bit commercial for western eyes. In Korean


Elle Sverige
Sweden’s edition is one of the better ones, thanks largely to Hachette’s investment in online media in that country. Very faithful stylistically to the print edition—right down to the extra-light custom version of Futura—without subscription demands getting in the way. Clean, capitalizing on the knowledge from Hachette’s men’s magazine, Magazine Café


Elle Taiwan
Chinese-language edition of Elle. From what we can tell, the content is shared with the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese online editions of Elle (one China, three Elles), the latter with the simplified character set. Useful content, reviews


Esquire Esquire
Positioned as a gentlemen's magazine with more of an emphasis on lifestyle and current events.




An English and Spanish site with in-depth features and interviews on the fashion and accessories scene


One of the best fashion blogs out there, based in New York


Formerly Fashion Navigator and a.k.a., in English and German, covers the Austrian fashion and style scene. Marks for comprehensiveness



Excellent Japanese fashion website with catwalk coverage, street style and trends (4/21)


A fun blog with catwalk reports and accessories. Last entry in July 2015 (re-reviewed 2/21)


Fashion Worlds
Blog-driven site focusing on fashion designers, their histories and their influences


The Femin
Fashion, beauty and lifestyle content from the publishers of Hong Kong’s A Day Magazine (4/21)


Canada’s fashion monthly, with features, beauty tips, directory and contests. Facelifted in 1999


An independent British fashion, music and arts magazine, which started in Manchester as a fanzine in 1997, and has since grown to be an internationally distributed title (5/15)


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