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Marie Claire (2-year)

3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (280 customer reviews)

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Marie Claire offers solutions for the woman whose time constraints demand one resource to respond to diverse aspects of her life. From global and cultural issues to fashion and beauty coverage, Marie Claire is for the woman of substance with an eye for style.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Hearst Magazines
  • ASIN: B000LXS9Q8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (280 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
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97 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet the Anti-Cosmo March 9, 2003
By A Customer
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Marie Claire is the best womens' general interest magazine in the U.S. today because:
1) It still has the fluffy/girly "Cosmoesque" articles we can't help loving (i.e. "What are his p.j.'s telling you?") -- which the upscale fashion magazines (such as Vogue) won't cover -- but it presents these in a much more respectful way than Cosmopolitan (or even Glamour) would. ~For example, in an article entitled, "How long should you wait to get married?", a handful of couples of differing experiences simply explain what worked for them. There is absolutely no commentary; readers are to take these first-hand accounts and decide how they feel about the issue for themselves. (This is how Marie Claire does most of its articles.) This is in direct contrast to the Cosmo approach which, no doubt, would have included a timetable to follow and games to play to make it happen, all under the authoritative voice of some quacky, pseudo-"expert".
2) It has intelligent stories about women around the world. These are very eye-opening and mind-expanding, and often offer information on how the reader can get involved with the issue presented.
3) Its fashion coverage is extensive and top-notch for a magazine that is not solely dedicated to fashion. It presents trends and how to wear them in the real world, as well as a wide array of pieces for every shape and budget. (For my purposes, it serves me better than the upscale fashion magazines.)
4) It only uses models for (some of) the fashion spreads. All other articles feature the ("real") people who are explaining their experiences in relation to the articles' topics. This provides for a much more realistic perception of the body.
Considering the above, I still find it amazing that Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan are published by the same group!
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103 of 107 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A favorite... June 9, 2002
By Ms Diva
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This magazine has really grown on me of late, for a lot of reasons. Glamour and Cosmo don't appeal to me as much, partly due the the drop in their quality, and partly just due to the fact that I'm not in their target age group. Marie Claire has far more articles that are in line with my interests. They attempt to cover real issues that have an impact on women's lives. They are able to write stories about the status of women in the world (i.e. their Taliban articles) in a way that makes the information accessible without treating the reader like you are stupid and totally oversimplifying. I also like that not all the models look anorexic, and they don't inundate the reader with diet advice, or articles on sex and how to find/get/keep a man. This is still a light beach read compared to a hard new magazine, but it's far better than most other magazines in this genre.
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96 of 103 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed February 10, 2010
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
I'm disappointed with the new direction that Marie Claire has taken. I remember reading this magazine just a few years ago, and it was full of fashion advice that I could actually use.

Not anymore. I suspect it's fashion director Nina Garcia's fault, but unless you are the kind of person who can drop $650 on a sweater or a couple thousand bucks on a dress, there isn't a whole lot in this magazine that you can use, nor is there very much that you would actually WANT to use. For example, my latest issue highlights floor-length tulle skirts paired with denim jackets. Where am I supposed to wear that? The "101 Ideas" section in the front is full of very pricey designer clothes; many items are so expensive that the caption simply reads, "Price Available on Request." Seriously, how useful is this for the majority of Marie Claire's readers? Marie Claire focuses on clothes you could probably never afford, with only a few "bargains" thrown in.

Marie Claire has turned into a snobby, useless imitation of Vogue/Elle. Its editors need to revisit the old axiom "know your audience." I will definitely not renew my subscription. If it had cost more than five bucks, I would be very angry that I had wasted my money.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful
By Sara
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Whenever I'd finish reading a magazine like 'Cosmo', I'd feel guilty for indulging in a magazine so obsessed with sex. But whenever I'd finish 'Marie Claire', I felt like I'd read something with quality without loosing any of the fashion and beauty advice (and even a little dating) that I love. The articles range from lingerie to skin care to guns to third world countries. It's the one magazine I can always read cover to cover. I feel as though I've actually learned something about life in other places and at the same time learned how to apply eyeliner more easily. While some magazines pride themselves on featuring models who are (gasp) size 4, 'Marie Claire' shows women with real bodies (there was a woman who was size 20 and proud) which makes me want to appreciate my body that way. The bottom line is the magazine has class and intelligence and plenty of it. If you get this magazine, you're not only getting fashion, dating and beauty, you're also getting a magazine with mind, soul and heart. And isn't that what we're all looking for?
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pass The Stupid, Please May 27, 2012
Subscription Term Name:1 year auto-renewal|Verified Purchase
I love fashion, so I have to keep up with my magazines. However, the last issue of Marie Claire was the bloody limit. The magazine has morphed into the classic trifecta of women's magazine articles: relationships, self-flagellation, and exposes/fear factor stories. Marie Claire ups the ante by having the hubris to declare social justice a topic (hence, this issues's three-page pictorial about rural Brazilian prostitutes). Don't forget aspirational articles about entitled multi-millionare businesswomen (look in their purses!), as well as a puzzling juxtaposition of articles about plastic surgery/eating disorders, etc. followed by an article on what 800-calorie diet is the next best thing, or the latest cosmetic surgery procedures that will change your life. Their nod to "real women" is a pictorial usually quizzing college students across the country "What is your best feature?" ...and you can hear and see how Jade from Ottumwa, Iowa, loves her freckles and perfect bicuspids. Fashion has taken a severe back seat, there are very few articles about the fashion industry or designers. The fashion pictorials are uninteresting and many are straight-from the runway shots haphazardly curated throughout the magazine. Slap a female celebrity on the cover, and you're good to go. A bubbling cauldron of self-loathing, greed, envy and aspirational desperation awaits you- dig in!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money!
Totally waste of money. Full of advertisements... hardly find any nice articles to read, very disappointed with the way they are not.
Published 2 days ago by MoJa
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Threatening Magazine
I have been a Marie Claire subscriber for several years on automatic subscription. Now I subscribe to a dozen different magazines and decided to stop subscribing to Marie Claire... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Jasminenirvana
3.0 out of 5 stars It kept teen girls' interest an amazing few minutes.
Got it to keep antsy teen girls occupied in the office reception room.
Published 1 month ago by AmazonArkie
1.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't Impressed
Wasn't impressed. I'm hoping this is a glitch and the following issues will be better
Published 1 month ago by Joni Lindberg
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Eh, so many ads in this magazine... i wont be renewing
Published 2 months ago by SweetMurry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting and imformative
Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth Parada
1.0 out of 5 stars Look at the dates on the 5-star reviews---it's a different magazine...
All readers of Marie Claire reviews, please take note: the positive reviews here are all from years ago, before Marie Claire totally changed into a different (boring, useless,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by blueblue
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great mag
Published 2 months ago by Lezlie J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thanks
Published 2 months ago by john k evan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I love the magazine, but wish it wasn't auto renewal
Published 3 months ago by Cynthia
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