A Political Economy (Over)Analysis of Stylist Magazine

Stylist is a free women’s lifestyle magazine that hits newsstands just in time for you to pick your Woman Crush Wednesday from its newsprint pages – but you had better get out there quick because Stylist takes no time to disappear from local kiosks. In fact, according to Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Smosarski “the biggest complaint we get is that ‘we can’t get hold of Stylist'”. But not all hope is lost if you’re prone to a late morning. Thankfully, Stylist is also available to buy online – via subscriptions or one-off orders – but truth be told, it’s never any fun spending money when you know you could have gotten it for free. So, for most dedicated readers, making that extra effort for the cheap