September 19, 2013
1st German Harper's Bazaar
When I read that Harper's Bazaar would launch a German version of the magazine I knew I had to read the very first issue which is available this month. I never read any international Harper's Bazaar before but I quickly noticed that it could be compared with Vogue. Right from the beginning the audience is defined and it seems like this magazine shouldn't even be read by people who can't afford their pair of Louboutins. When it comes to the layout I found it way too puristic and it wasn't really a lot of fun to page through the magazine. The articles were partly quite interesting like the one that explains the history of the magazine but those matters I was particularly interested in weren't treated in detail (the fashion and beauty sections were a bit moderate). The magazine costs 6€ in Germany and a bit more in other European countries. All in all I'm probably not going to rebuy it but if you're looking for a new magazine and if you like Vogue you might want to read it nevertheless. For those who are curious: my favourite magazine at the moment is still Glamour but I'm always eager to discover new ones so don't hesitate to share your magazine favourites.