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Upmarket weekly womens mag.
Member Name: rlaverty
Date: 15/03/10, updated on 15/03/10 (22 review reads)
Advantages: Good content, thought provoking, high fashion
Disadvantages: a little pricey (contents), very fashion-heavy
For the past few months- whilst temporarily staying with my mother- I have been a regular Grazia reader. My mum buys this as part of her weekly shop, which surprised me as it's quite fashion-heavy, and she's not ever really been one to keep up with fashion all that much.
In my opinion it is clearly aimed at slightly older women than the usual weekly magazines, and those with a little more disposable income. Although high street fashion is covered to a degree, they certainly don't shy away from covering top-end clothes and accessories.
I find that there is a good mix of stories in Grazia- they cover "celebrity gossip", but in a much more sympathetic way than most other magazines. Due to the fact that they're a weekly publication they are on the ball with world news, and major political events. They include true-life stories, but of a higher calibre than the "my fiance ran off with the bin-man" you get in some weeklies.
In all honesty, I probably wouldn't buy Grazia myself. The only reason for this is that I don't feel it is all that relevant to my life.. I wouldn't necessarily buy any other weeklie mags either. Of the lot though, I'd say Grazia is the pick of the bunch when it comes to style and substance.
Summary: A cut above the gossip-centred weeklies, but not really my cup of tea!