We wouldn’t give up our trusty glossies if our lives depended on it (hi, Vogue!). That said, we’re all about broadening our horizons. These independent publications do just that, while providing endless eye-candy and oodles of lifestyle inspiration. Read on for 7 of our favorites.
Even Beyonce took time off from running the world to grace the cover of The Gentlewoman. Since its inception, the magazine has featured all manner of extraordinary women, and the Vivienne Westwood-clad Spring/Summer 2014 issue is no different.
- Issue 9, The Gentlewoman Magazine $15
A beautifully edited, stunningly photographed biannual that focuses on two of our favorite things: fashion and food. That is all.
- Issue 2, Cherrybombe Magazine $22
Flipping through the pages of this artsy publication is the equivalent of being a kid stuck in a candy store for fashion obsessives.
- Issue 9, Contributor Magazine $51
Pinterest-worthy dinner parties, a quarterly magazine that’s so pretty we wouldn’t dream of recycling it and now, a cookbook. The Kinfolk folks are keeping busy, and we get to reap (and read) the benefits.
- Volume 12, Kinfolk Magazine $18
Focusing on process and draftsmanship rather than passing fads, Inventory is a must-read for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the design industry.
- Volume 5 Number 10, Inventory Magazine $20
Based out of Australia -- and thankfully, sold all over the U.S. -- Frankie offers something for everyone. Whether its music, art, fashion, design or even crafts.
- Issue 60, Frankie Magazine $10
Tapping into an impressive roster of international contributors, Bristol-based Cereal covers a broad range of travel and lifestyle topics accompanied by truly breathtaking photography.
- Volume 5, Cereal Magazine $25