The Print Longing




As a blog creator and reader, I'm obviously an advocate for online publications. It's cheaper and easier, and anyone can do it. I read an incredible variety of content, and it really is a wonderful thing. However, I still love print. I love seeing stacks of magazines on my work space, and I love having a little book of inspiration at my fingertips - no electrical outlet needed. I love the obvious work put into them, and the way they're better preserved than a blog post that won't ever be seen again.

Now, I have to mention that everything in the photos above is free. It's a Target catalog (that I stole from my mother), a Free People catalog, and RH source books. The latter two are definitely free, and you can go to each respective website and request one. I simply can't afford nice print magazines. Publications like Muse, Cereal, and The Gentlewoman seem fascinating, but it's sort of like window shopping. I'm getting a peak, but I won't get to call it mine, and I'll never see the full product. One day I will though. One day I won't be 21 and afraid to check my bank balance, and I hope printed publications will still be around then. If you can, support them. Buy them, romanticize them, and talk about them all the time. Print Magazines are actually a dying breed, and we need them.


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  1. These are some really wonderful publications! xx

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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    1. I'd like to think so! Thanks for the comment Erica!

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  2. I love reading print magazines as well. I don't subscribe anymore, but impulse grab them at supermarkets. Maybe I should subscribe since I'm paying out more per year for standalone issues than a subscription. Urban Outfitters usually has a nice catalogue and if you sign up with Anthropologie, you can get them sent!

    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

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    1. I'd consider subscribing instead lol. I didn't know about those two, I'll have to check them out. Thanks Alyse!

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  3. I actually have really stopped reading printed magazines. They're just costly and not always up to date.
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  4. I'm the same, I really like keeping catalogs for reference. My absolute favorite is Anthropologie, they're just so amazing every month. I swear I signed up for Free People, but have yet to actually receive one. Hopefully soon!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. Free People is a little iffy, and you might have to sign up for it a few times before you actually get one. I actually just requested Anthropologie today. Thanks for the comment Angelina!

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  5. I love reading publications! I'm checking them now, thanks for sharing!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    1. No problem, thanks for the comment Trang!

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  6. I'm 100% on board for appreciating print publications! I teamed up with a magazine distribution service a little while ago and so am subscribed to various of my fave mags - it really is so calming to flick through the pages and absorb every last detail (especially when flying!). I really like the second image in this post by the way, so moody.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x
    Giveaway: Jewellery Voucher

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle! I'm so glad you agree.

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  7. I love printed magazines! I'm with you on appreciating print publications! Great post!
    WritingMonique

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  8. I have to agree that while supporting online publications there is just something special about reading a magazine, you can also pick up some really great instore free magazines these days as well
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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    1. You're so right. Thanks for commenting Eleanor!

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  9. I love, love print magazines and always will. The positive part of the digital age is that there has been a lot of high quality print magazines that have come up, some of my favorites are Cereal and Tiny Atlas and Drift. Thanks for sharing these!

    Characters & Carry-ons

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    1. You're right! The digital and print worlds can easily go hand in hand to create high quality content. Thanks for commenting Joyce!

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