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Indie Newsstand

A few of my favorite online indie magazines:

Fashion Journal

Fashion Journal is a free Australian magazine for women and men, and prides itself on fea­tur­ing local and inter­na­tional design­ers and street fash­ion trends.

Coco Eco

Coco Eco is a digital magazine with a focus on sustainable fashion, beauty, celebrity, and cause. Subscriptions are paid, but you can view the current issue on the site.


Launched in January, Matchbook is feminine, cute, and neat, covering cover past and present fashion, decor, the arts, travel and culture.


Based in Australia and started by a photographer and a stylist, Tangent is “a playground for people who appreciate fashion as art. It targets people who indulge in their identity and want to discover every secret corner of fashion first.”


I have to say, when I was going through my bookmarks for all of my favorite indie magazines, I noticed that many of them hadn’t published new issues in quite some time, others were offline altogether. I guess my experience is true for others as well–publishing a small magazine is hard, not-very-profitable work.

I also noticed that much of what’s out there is heavily whitewashed. Is diversity really that difficult? Seems like there’s an opportunity there somewhere…


  • Rachael

    March 4, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for sharing these! I used to love Style Sample and have sort of decreased my online mag reading since you stopped publishing. I need to get back to it!

    Thanks again!

  • dela Pen

    March 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Hey lady! Thanks for coming back the blogosphere! We missed ya! Great post and I’ll be sure to check out these magazines.

  • GlaminCincy

    March 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I LOVE Matchbook! I will have to check out the rest..

  • Sty

    August 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    This was so fun to look through! Wonderful post!