Foreign magazines in L.A.?
June 18, 2008 8:44 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find foreign fashion magazines in Los Angeles?

I've seen plenty of newsstands with a smattering of French and British editions, particularly major titles like Glamour, Elle, and Vogue. I've also seen tons of Spanish and Italian magazines.

However, I can't seem to find Australian or Canadian magazines at all; nor have I spotted a wide selection of Japanese titles. I'd also love to find publications like France's Biba and the UK's She and Eve.

I know the Fashion Bookstore at the California Market Center downtown carries a lot of foreign magazines, but the store is only open 9-5 during the week, so it's terribly inconvenient.

Any other ideas where I can find a broad selection of foreign magazines? (Magazine recommendations are welcome as well.)
posted by serialcomma to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You can find free fashion magazines at the FIDM scholarship shop downtown, but I don't know if they ever get foreign ones in stock. Worth calling to ask, I reckon.
posted by Scram at 9:05 PM on June 18, 2008

Japanese supermarkets usually have at least a small selection of Japanese magazines. Marukai and Mitsuwa are two good places to look. I believe there is a bookstore in the same building as the Mitsuwa in Torrance, so they should have plenty of magazines. (Sorry this post was just about Japanese mags.)
posted by kitty teeth at 9:10 PM on June 18, 2008

I would look around the fashion district, which is in/around the old part of downtown. If it's still there, seek the Russian brewery for some beer and awesome sandwiches while you're at it.
posted by Goofyy at 10:55 PM on June 18, 2008

You might try the newsstand on the east side of Cahuenga south of Hollywood.
posted by brujita at 11:57 PM on June 18, 2008

Or Book Soup on Sunset.
posted by brujita at 11:58 PM on June 18, 2008

There's a large newsstand on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica that carries such magazines.
posted by HotPatatta at 7:58 AM on June 19, 2008

posted by Zambrano at 9:14 AM on June 19, 2008

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