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"Reinventing the wheel" is a common type of article.

"I can totally see some of them being used in one of those glossy fashion magazines. Y'know, the kind that cost nine bucks and are 97% ads."

Magazines devoted to fashion, with some articles on other topics relevant to their readers (lifestyle, people, and other things). As noted in the quote, they are heavy on advertising, but this has had the benefit of keeping the format of these magazines relatively consistent, as opposed to the Magazine Decay of other print genres.

Many fictional works, particularly Work Coms, are set around the offices of a fashion magazine. It works well for giving guest stars the full benefit of the Rule of Glamorous.

Tropes common among these include:

Compare Fashion Show, Rule of Glamorous.

Examples of Fashion Magazine include:



Live Action TV


Real Life

  • Cosmopolitan (although with less of a focus than others)
  • Elle
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • Gentlemans Quarterly (GQ), one of the few male-focused fashion magazines. Often runs lads-mag-style photo shoots of women in skimpy clothes.
  • Vogue (so full of ads that sometimes the table of contents is on page 100 or later).
  • W
  • In Style