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Marie Claire US to Cease Print Publication

Marie Claire.
Marie Claire.

The American fashion magazine, which was partially owned by Hearst until May, will become a digital-only publication, according to the New York Post. The paper said subscribers would be offered print editions of Hearst’s Harper’s Bazaar instead.

The American edition of the Marie Claire, which covered women’s fashion, beauty and career, was more sophisticated than Cosmopolitan and less luxury-focused than Harper’s Bazaar, often appealing to the same type of reader as Condé Nast’s Glamour, which ceased its print edition in 2019 as the print advertising market declined.

Marie Claire was jointly owned by Hearst and French firm Marie Claire Album for almost thirty years until the title’s British owner Future acquired it this year, retaining Sally Holmes as editor in chief. This summer, the magazine published one summer issue in June featuring Tracee Ellis Ross on the cover. It is expected to continue in a digital-only format.

“As the brand and media landscape continues to evolve, we plan to produce ambitious features, gorgeous portfolios, and sharp commentary in the way that makes the most sense for our readers—which means continuing to invest in and grow our digital experiences and publishing special print issues at key moments in the year,” said Holmes in a statement.

A representative for Hearst did not respond to a request for comment.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on 10 September 2021 to include a statement from Sally Holmes on behalf of Marie Claire US and Future.

Learn more:

Hearst Sells American Marie Claire to Future

After 27 years as a joint venture at Hearst and Marie Claire Album, the US edition of the magazine gets a single owner.


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