I love the fact that Bazaar is the fashion magazine for every woman. From your 20s to 70s, Bazaar helps you create looks that you will love, but that are also age relevant. How many fashion magazines go beyond 21? This is probably the only glossy that appeals to gen X and baby boomers. Bazaar is a classy fashion magazine that I would highly recommend!
Great fashion magazine
My friends and I read a lot of magazines and most of us agree that Harper's Bazaar and Allure are the best fashion mags. Its basically beautiful pictorials/ads that you can look at over and over again. I also like their beauty section. Its a perfect magazine for people who have difficulty reading articles in really busy atmospheres and basically just want something to look at.
Fast delivery and nice magazine
I ordered this on Aug 31 and my subscription started almost immediately. Harper's Bazaar is a great magazine to keep up with the latest styles but what I really like are the articles on uptodate topics. A really good purchase.
really enjoy the latest in fashion from Bazaar. Their articles are also worth a word about fashion advice and skincare.
Best of the bunch!
Agree with most of the reviews. This is my fave for fashion. Hard hitting and getz to the point. Not too overly sexy?? If you know what I mean.
The Magazine Diva Says........
Harper's always takes chances to get noticed. This can be good or bad depending on your tolerance for shock factor i.e. Britney Spears naked, pregnant and with black hair. It's worth a salon read.
HARPER'S BAZAAR HAPPY
It did take a little while to get to me, but still happy with the experience.
Bright new days may be just around the corner...
In the decade since Liz Tilberis reinvented Bazaar, the magazine has had its share of ups and downs. The tragic loss of Ms. Tilberis was a crushing blow the fashion tome, and it never quite recovered to its former glory. Under the helm of Kate Betts, the magazine ventured into realms that Vogue was already covering, and while I didn't think it was as much of a Vogue doppelganger as many did, the sales figures spoke for themselves.
So in comes Glenda Bailey, the woman who brought Marie Claire to the U.S., and the woman slated to bring Bazaar to the top of the fashion heap. So far, what she has done is turn Bazaar into sort of an upscale version of Marie Claire. Obviously she's courting the mainstream. She loves a color theme, she loves an accessory feature. Apparently she hates articles, because they are much fewer and further between. I have to admit that I have enjoyed a few articles in recent issues, and each issue has shown some improvement over the last. Her first official issue was a bit "gimmicky" (the front and back covers with Giselle), and her ideas weren't exactly NEW, but I guess only time will tell. She did manage to sign Stephen Gan as creative director, so some bright new days could be just around the corner.
Will Glenda Bailey be the woman to revitalize Bazaar? I think the jury's still out on that issue. I've got my subscription paid up until late 2005.....maybe the picture will be clearer by then.
Beyond My Expectation
Some of the clothes were quite interesting but far too costly for the average American woman to consider.
A visual treat -- but that's about it
"Harper's Bazaar" has been running a losing race with "Vogue" for the past 40 years. The magazine should play to its strengths. Its graphics and photo layouts are terrific. However, the articles are insipid and superficial; not worth a read. "Bazaar" unfortunately went downhill when Liz Tilberis took over the top spot; in the 60s and 70s the look was all about elegance and glamour. Ms. Tilberis stated in an editorial in the 90's that fashion was all about "youth and ectomorphism" and featured human Barbie dolls in grunge outfits. Okay, it looked funny, but what woman over 25 would spend good money to look like that? The impression one gets from reading "Bazaar" now is that it's still trying to find its target audience. When "Bazaar" stops acting as if it were afraid to compete with Vogue and emphasizes its strengths, it will be a much better magazine.