Friday, December 9, 2011
Vogue's New $1,575-Yearly-Subscription Site, and the Things You Should Buy Instead
"It's a wildly impressive undertaking to organize such a massive amount of information, and bravo to Vogue for providing a great tool for researching the historical context of moments in fashion and society," says New York mag's The Cut blog.
I see you -- opening a new tab now to find this coveted collection of content already... Not so fast, fashionista. It's not as easy as typing "www.vogue.com." First, you have to go to WGSN's site (the host for this "impressive undertaking"). Then, you'll have to fill out this form. Then, you just wait. The site states, "In supplying your contact details you are agreeing to WGSN responding to your inquiry about the Vogue Archive." So that doesn't even get you in apparently.
And oh, it'll also cost you a whopping $1,575 for a yearly subscription. (Womp womp.) And to that, I say, geezus christmas, holy crap, for realsies?, why lord why?! That’s a little steep for access to something you can't even own. You can use it, sure, but it's not on your bookshelf like the rest of your Vogue issues. Lame.
So I propose to not be this idiotic. Instead, splurge on these other things that also cost around $1,575:
Net-A-Porter), a high-shine metallic leather carryall that is to die for. Perfect for an overnight stay or for your everyday shopping needs, this will give your wardrobe the wow factor.
Barneys.com), something you can wear with turtlenecks, sweaters, even T-shirts. It’ll keep you warm all winter, not to mention stylish. Plus, when you're done with it, you can store it in your very own fashion archives.
MyTheresa.com), which I have no words for. It's just a classic pair of boots that you can wear for years and years to come. I'm in love! OMG!
The end -- just don't be stupid, that's all. If you've got it to spend, use your moolah wisely.