My friend Elizabeth recently told me that she had found a really cheap subscription to Vogue, and that she was really looking forward to the September issue, which is basically a giant door stopper of a fashion issue. Other fashion magazines have similarly thick issues in September. I don’t have a subscription to Vogue, but I do have one for GQ, and I usually skip the fashion layouts to read their features, which are actually very good (i.e. this piece, and, duh, this one).
The reason why I skip the fashion spreads is because they usually feature clothing with price tags in the thousands of dollars, and I don’t really want to temp myself by looking at pieces of clothing I can’t afford. But then one day, I befriended a fashion buyer at Barneys, and I asked what the deal was with the expensive clothing in the fashion magazines. Don’t people in fashion know that most people don’t have $1,000 to drop on one sweater?