Newsstand Showdown: Mags With Top Circulation Marks
The top magazines by newsstand circulation.
The top magazines by newsstand circulation.
Year-Ago Change: -6.2% The best-selling magazine in the U.S. continues to be the young women’s guide to sex tips, relationship advice and celebrity gossip. Published by the Hearst Corp., Cosmo’s March issue features “Step It Up,” a guide for what’s hot this season in footwear. Brands given a mention include Chinese Laundry, Nine West and Jessica Simpson.
Year-Ago Change: 3.04% A spin-off of the “People” page of Time, this magazine is the reader’s destination for celebrity news, stories and photos. By-product People Style Watch’s March issue includes a section on great finds under $100 for the spring, including footwear folk Guess and Geox.
Year-Ago Change: -6.71% Targeted to the family-oriented working woman, this supermarket weekly offers readers practical solutions for work and home. Woman’s World held the title of the most popular newsstand magazine in 2004, when it sold more than 77 million copies.
Year-Ago Change: -7.8% Formerly known as “First for Woman,” this Bauer Publishing mag is aimed at everyday women who are interested in such topics as fitness, healthy, beauty, home and cooking. First also focuses on inspirational stories.
In Touch Weekly
Year-Ago Change: -32.05% In Touch offers readers their news, star-studded. Its drop in circulation (the biggest in the top 10) fits right in with The New York Times’ report last month that many gossip titles recorded double-digit declines in circulation in the second half of 2008 compared with a year ago. Who says escapism sells during hard times?
Year-Ago Change: -20.74% Founded by the New York Times Co. and now owned by Wenner Media, US Weekly covers celebrity news and style as well as the latest trends in fashion and beauty. And like its brethren in the gossip world, it saw a big drop in its circulation figures.
Year-Ago Change: -19.18% Celebrating today’s family, Family Circle provides practical information for moms and their brood. The magazine sponsors the annual Family Circle Cup, the only Tier 1 clay court Women’s Tennis Association tournament in the U.S., held in the Family Circle Magazine Stadium in Charleston, S.C.
Year-Ago Change: -8.34% The fantasy football title is kicking off its 23rd season in 2009, making it the longest-running fantasy draft guide. Athlon Football is owned by Athlon Sports Communications, which publishes annual handbooks in just about every sport, including pro and college basketball, baseball, racing and golf.
Year-Ago Change: 5.75% Celebrating the private side of public figures, In Style has become a guide to the latest trends in beauty and fashion. The magazine debuted a redesign last August, to help reposition its brand portfolio. This month’s issue features “Happy Feet,” a guide to what’s hot this season in footwear including pricy picks Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Badgley Mischka.
Year-Ago Change: 9.72% Figure was founded to embrace women of all shapes and sizes. Owner Charming Shoppes Inc. (and contracted publisher Meredith Corp.) announced last month it would discontinue the magazine after its March/April issue. The state of the custom publishing business was blamed for the decision.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye