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Titles we like: A–F G–R S–Z





Switzerland’s leading online fashion magazine and once one of our ‘Editor’s picks’. It had always been cutting-edge when it came to the design, but repositioned itself as a portal one year—and now is a subscription site for the print edition with archives (login required). In German


Angelic Indulgence
A great webzine from Angela Braden, who filled in as Lucire’s beauty editor in 2006. At the time of writing, Angela does prize draws from her email list of luxury beauty and spa items


International fashion, beauty and celebrity magazine geared to the south Asian woman


South Florida lifestyle magazine with men’s and women’s fashion and beauty articles, plus cuisine and property pieces (11/08)




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


Analysing our media-driven and obsessed world from a feminist perspective. An excellent, well written site that actually presumes women are intelligent, unlike much of the mainstream press
Content 10  Design 9


Stylish Swedish fashion magazine with fashion tidbits


Bridal Guide Bridal Guide
Bridal Guide is a bimonthly magazine for brides-to-be, with topics scuh as wedding fashions, decorating, etiquette, and honeymoon travel. Bridal Guide also delves into relationships, marriage, sex, health, travel, and home design. You can subscribe through Lucire Newsstand by clicking here.


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




Canvas Magazine
UK-based magazine with fashion, shopping and entertainment info


Caribbean Travel & Life Caribbean Travel & Life
Find out more about exotic, romantic getaways in the Caribbean: resorts, secluded beaches and the best the islands have to offer. Subscribe through Lucire Newsstand by clicking here.


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
Content 9   Design 7


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


Det Nye
A transplant site with a huge archive of articles on beauty, fashion and culture. Vastly improved since we first reviewed it. It's taken on a portal style as so many European entrants have


Dot Com Women
A very active women’s portal, with information on work, lifestyle, fashion, homemaking, health, parenting and crafts. A lot of people have attempted this market but Dot Com Women is one of the few that succeed without losing that vital ingredient: sincerity. Pop by and you’ll see what we mean




Elle animation Elle
Our competitor has some really good points, including the fact they can be quicker than us with the runway photos. En français
Content 8  Design 9


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 communist Chinese online editions of Elle (one China, three Elles), the latter with the simplified character set. Useful content, reviews


Elle Elle USA
Arguably the more commodified edition of the many we've seen around the world. However, it is one of the bulkiest, thanks to the ad market Stateside plus some useful reporting. You can subscribe through Lucire Newsstand by clicking here.


Esquire Esquire
Positioned as a gentlemen's magazine with more of an emphasis on lifestyle and current events. You can subscribe through Lucire Newsstand by clicking here.




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
A comprehensive fashion site based in Hong Kong, published in Chinese. Part of an Asian network run by Net Media International with similarly comprehensive sister sites, with topics such as health, beauty, food, feng shui, herbs, baby, kids and motherhood


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


Fashion, travel and style with one of the top US bloggers, Rumi Neely


A fun blog with catwalk reports and accessories


Fashion Wire Daily
A wire service for fashion sites with a large, international network of reporters


Fashion Worlds
An attractive blog-driven site focusing on fashion designers, their histories and their influences
Content 10  Design 8


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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