These Are The Most Expensive Magazines We Could Find At Our Newsstand

expensive magazines

Your typical magazine will set you back a couple dollars, $5 or $7 at the most.

But if you’re so inclined, you can spend an incredible amount of money on print publications.

We wandered around our local magazine store (true story: until they threw us out), then went to a few others in search of the most expensive publications on the newsstand.

We found some gems.

These things can get seriously pricey.

And they said magazines were dead.

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title=”Alpinist ($12.95)”
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title=”Port ($14.99)”
content=”‘The magazine for men‘ with David Remnick on the cover!”
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title=”Volt ($14.99)”
content=”Your explanation: ‘Volt magazine is a creative hybrid that we created to showcase original (specifically commissioned) work from some of the most directional and vital international fashion talents that are fuelling the British scene right now.'”
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title=”Lapham’s Quarterly ($15)”
content=”$15 for some of the best writing on the planet. Not a bad deal at all.”
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title=”Zoo Magazine ($15)”
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title=”Drome ($15.99)”
content=”This Italian contemporary art publication was founded in 2004 and recently hit issue 81.”
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title=”Man About Town ($15.99)”
content=”One more for the dude category.”
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title=”Purple ($16.50)”
content=”Olivier Zahm’s fashion bible isn’t cheap, but it’s fun.”
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title=”Frame ($19.95)”
content=”‘Frame is the world’s leading trade magazine about interior and product design.’ OK then.”
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title=”Elephant ($19.99)”
content=”Dramatic: ‘Issue 7 of Elephant magazine presents a brand new design-style with a new tone of voice. It even transcends paper by offering readers the facility to scan bar codes with their smart phones and get access to unique moving image work.'”
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title=”Blind Spot ($22)”
content=”The tri-yearly photography publication recently published its 43rd edition.”
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title=”Communication Arts ($24)”
content=”The bible for the advertising world.”
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title=”Blag ($24.99)”
content=”This was our favourite cover of the bunch.”
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title=”The Dirty Durty Diary ($25)”
content=”Hands down the best name of the bunch.”
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title=”S Magazine ($26)”
content=”Fun fact: Only four of the 17 images from the magazine’s current issue that are available on the website are safe for work.

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title=”Art & Australia ($31.99)”
content=”One of the oldest magazines on the list, A&A debuted in 1963 but has its roots way back in 1916.”
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title=”Self Service ($35)”
content=”The ‘Paris-based fashion and culture biannual‘ is very pretty. It’s also very expensive.”
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title=”Sport & Street ($74)”
content=”Of course, a year-long, four-issue subscription to ‘the most complete compendium on modern sport and streetwear’ only costs $175.”
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title=”Zoot ($155)”
content=”The Portuguese fashion publication bills itself as ‘an international magazine for those with a fashion sweet tooth.’ You could buy a ton of candy for its $155 cover price.”
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title=”BONUS: Nomenus Quarterly (between $2,500-$6,500)”
content=”It wasn’t in the stores we visited but the seventh issue cost $6,500. Intense. Worth it? Maybe. The website is overwhelming.”
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title=”BONUS: Kohl’s ($10,000 for the diamond studded version)”
content=”It took 86 hours for Damas craftsman to apply 91 grams of gold and 622 diamonds to this book. It took significantly less time for the item to be purchased.”
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title=”Magazines aren’t the only business out there.”
content=”This Girl Made A Business By Taking A Picture Of Herself Every Day >>>
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