If, like us, you’re tired of fashion magazines that are made up of celebrities and advertisements, you’ll appreciate the beauty of a unique and lovingly made independent magazine. We’ve compiled a diverse selection of our favourite independent mags from around the world. It’s not too late to add them to your christmas list!
Irresistibly girly and quaint, Betty Magazine is a breath of fresh air in a world of women’s magazines. Betty magazine was established in 2010 and is dedicated to giving girls the confidence to be happy with who they are. With each issue featuring vintage inspired fashion and fun reads like how-to guides; Betty is your new best friend!
For those who want variety from their magazines, Frankie is an Australian based magazine that’s packed full of art, design, photography, fashion, music, travel, craft, interiors and real life stories; all printed on beautiful matte pages! Frankie has a down to earth personality, that aims to delight readers with each page they turn, and they have a cute selection of downloadable wallpapers to add some vintage charm to your desktop.
Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine with a difference. Targeted at young creative professionals, Kinfolk encourages readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more quality time with friends and family. Different issues focus on different themes, the most recent issue exploring all aspects of design and how it can improve your quality of life. If you want to delve into minimalist living, Kinfolk is the magazine for you.
Bristol based Bricks, is a magazine that supports emerging creatives within fashion. Made by creatives, for creatives, this colourful mag features work by new upcoming talent and is a perfect reference point for students! Each issue holds a different theme, and includes stunning editorials along with articles and interviews with those in the industry.
Lone Wolf is a magazine that believes fashion is not just about clothes, but a language that speaks to what we value as a culture. Their philosophy lies in empowering women and making them feel beautiful, strong and intelligent; nourishing minds as well as creativity! Each magazine is filled with beautiful fashion spreads, and articles on topics such as career advice, philosophy, the art of living and interviews with artists.
Stocked in chic fashion stores such as COS, Cereal magazine is a bi-annual travel and style magazine with a minimalist feel. With each issue you can learn about different cities around the world through 176 pages of beautiful visuals and aesthetics, and they also offer city specific guidebooks featuring a photographic essay of each city and personal essays from creative locals.
A lifestyle magazine with life, Oh Comely is a magazine that inspires. Published six times a year, each issue features stories, recipes, photography and illustrations that make a perfect lazy Sunday morning read. They also take submissions from creative writers, illustrators and photographers, a great way to get your work published!
Aimed at creative people with a love for greenery, this magazine takes inspiration from nature, with each issue focusing on a different type of plant and exploring botanicals through beautiful and often surreal visuals. The plant brings together photographers, writers, artists, designers, illustrators and musicians from around the world who all share their unique perceptions of plants.
Barcelona based magazine Perdiz is all about making people happy. Published twice a year in English and Spanish, Perdiz combines presentation and content to make the perfect collectable item. Filled with inspiring work from creatives and interviews with cheerful, optimistic people, it’s a perfect read to brighten up these gloomy winter months!
Lula has been catching peoples attention ever since its launch in 2005. Each issue contains exciting editorials and interesting articles with tonnes of pop culture references. With it’s bold, quirky design and exciting content, Lula is a favourite for fashion lovers everywhere.
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