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La Femme, March 15, 1945. Image via Gallica, BnF

      Just over here searching library collections in Uruguay for fashion magazines so you don't have to. This directory is a masterlist of 287 periodical titles or collections I have found digitized online, comprising about 41,008 individual issues, all free to access as of when I listed them. Dates correspond to the years available of each periodical. Feel free to send me things to add and I will credit you here! And please let me know if a link is no longer functional. 

 Please credit both this page and the digitizing institution if using materials found here :-) 

18th Century Women's Magazines

    

19th Century Women’s Magazines

American, English, French, and German. 

20th Century Women’s Magazines

American, Canadian, and French.

   

 

International Magazines

   

Use Command + F on Mac computers to search by country of origin.​​​

  • Magasin för Konst, Nyheter Och Moder, 1823. Swedish women's periodical with fashion reports and colored fashion plates. 

  • La Moda, 1836-1842. Italian weekly fashion newspaper, published out of Milan.

  • Dziennik Mód Paryskich, 1840-1848. Polish weekly fashion paper with fashion plates, titled "Journal of Parisian Trends". 

  • El Tocador: Gacetín del Bello Sexo, Periódico Semanal de Educación, Literatura, Anuncios, Teatros y Modas, 1844. Madrid-based Spanish women's magazine.

  • El Correo de la Moda, 1852. Spanish fashion paper published out of Madrid. Features both fashion plates and patterns. 

  • De Gracieuse, 1862-1936. Dutch fashion magazine.

  • Модный свет, 1868-1916. "Fashionable Light," a Russian fashion newspaper, digitized by the Russian National Library.

  • La Ondina del Plata, 1876-1879. Argentinian weekly fashion paper.

  • La Moda, 1878. Milan-based Italian fashion paper with illustrations on every page.

  • Paris Charmant-Artístico, 1882. Spanish-language fashion paper published out of Paris for the Spanish-speaking market. Includes fashion plates.

  • A Estação, 1884. Brazilian women's newspaper, heavily illustrated with fashion plates and many black and white fashion illustrations.

  • El Salón de la Moda, 1884-1916. Spanish fashion paper with plates and illustrations. Distributed in both Spain and Portugal.

  • Cappelleria Italiana, 1886. Italian millinery journal.

  • La Última Moda: Revista Ilustrada Hispano-Americana, 1888-1898. Spanish-American weekly fashion magazine with extensive illustrations. Scroll down to choose the issue you like, and then click 'Descargar' to download it in a PDF, via the  Biblioteca Digital Memoria de Madrid.

  • Wiener Mode, 1888, 1918-1919. Austrian bimonthly fashion magazine.

  • Вестник моды, 1885-1918. "Fashion Herald," a Russian weekly fashion paper with many illustrations, as well as fashion plates republished from Le Moniteur de la Mode

  • Caras y Caretas, 1890-1892. Uruguayan satirical illustrated journal, typically included fashion coverage in last few pages of each issue. 

  • Al-Fatat, 1892-1893. The first Egyptian women's magazine. Written in Arabic, text-only publication. Digitized by the Women and Memory Forum (WMF). 

  • Käsitöitä, 1895-19151902 via the Library of Finland. Finnish handicraft journal. Many thanks to Katja Kuitunen for letting me know of this title, and for providing a link to her digitized copies.

  • Nové Pařížské Mody, 1895-1916, 1919-1941. A Czech weekly paper titled "New Paris Fashions."

  • Jornal das Senhoras, 1896. A Portuguese women's weekly journal published in Lisbon.

  • Jugend, 1896-1940. German magazine super influential during Art Nouveau period, so much so that Art Nouveau in Germany became known as Jugendstil. Later forced between 1933-1940 into Nazi propaganda machine.

  • Moda Parisiana, 1898-1899. Romanian fashion paper.

  • El Mundo, 1898-1902. Mexican illustrated journal with weekly fashion coverage.

  • La Moda Europea, 1899. Argentinian women's paper titled "European Fashion". 

  • Instantáneas: Gran Moda, 1901. Short-lived Spanish fashion paper, titled "Snapshots: High Fashion". Scroll down to select issue, and press "Descargar" to download PDF.

  • Schmuck und Mode, 1901-1902. German journal of fashion and jewelry.

  • Paris Sud-América, 1902-1914. Biweekly fashion supplement to the Argentinian magazine, La Ilustración Sud-Americana.

  • Fon-Fon, 1903-1945. Brazilian magazine. Particularly great cover design in the late teens through mid-twenties.

  • Moda Nouă, 1903-1915. Romanian illustrated fashion newspaper with occasional special illustrated magazines. 

  • Nüzi Shijie (Women's World), 1904-1907. Chinese monthly women's magazine published out of Shanghai. Digitized by Heidelberg University, and found via the Asian Fashion Archive

  • Arco Iris, 1906-1907. Spanish. Sevilla-based magazine of fashion and culture, with Art Nouveau-inspired covers. Includes fashion caricatures and patterns.

  • La Donna, 1906-1933. Italian women's magazine.

  • La Dama, 1907-1908. Spanish women's magazine, digitized by the Biblioteca Nacional de España.

  • Moodi-Album, 1908-1912. Estonian fashion newspaper.

  • A Vida Elegante, 1909. Brazilian weekly magazine, based out of Rio de Janeiro. Includes great street photography of fashion as worn in the city.

  • Eleganze Femminili, 1911. Super short lived Italian magazine.

  • Elegancias, 1911-1914. Uruguayan fashion magazine.

  • Funü Shibao (Women's Eastern Times), 1911-1917. Chinese women's magazine, digitized by Heidelberg University. Found via the Asian Fashion Archive. The first and longest lived commercial women's journal in China.

  • Las Argentinas: Revue des Élégances Féminines, 1911-1913. Fashion magazine produced out of Paris and

        Buenos Aires for the Argentinian market.

  • Cosmos, 1912-1914. Mexican culture magazine published in Mexico City. Includes monthly fashion coverage.

  • Reform: Rätsepatöö-Teadus, Kunst ja Moodid, 1914-1915. Estonian tailoring journal, titled "Reform: Tailoring-Science, Art and Fashion".

  • Английская домашняя портниха, 1915. Russian edition of the English Home Dressmaker.

  • Funü Zazhi (The Ladies' Journal), 1915-1931. Chinese women's magazine, digitized by Heidelberg University. Found via the Asian Fashion Archive.  

  • Página Blanca, 1915-1916. Uruguayan women's magazine.

  • Margot, 1916-1917. Spanish women's magazine, published out of Barcelona. Lots of fashion-related comics.

  • Nové Mody, 1916-1919. Czech fashion magazine titled "New Modes". 

  • Kadınlık, 1916-1917. Turkish women's magazine, "Femininity," published out of Istanbul. Fashion photography on covers.

  • Futuro das Moças, 1917 and 1918. "The Future of Women," a Brazilian women's magazine.

  • Moderne Welt, 1918-1939. German fashion magazine, digitized by the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. Wonderful fashion magazine with great illustrations prior to 1938, when its Jewish-run publishing house was forcibly “Aryanized.”

  • In Penombra, 1918-1919. Italian stage magazine with fashion coverage and photographs à la Comoedia Illustré.

  • Beaux Arts de Modes, 1920-1942. Profusely illustrated Belgian magazine of the latest fashions in fur.

  • The Bon Ton, 1922-24. Not to be confused with La Gazette du Bon Ton, The Bon Ton was an Italian magazine aimed towards seamstresses and tailors in training.

  • Atelier, 1923. Russian Constructivist-inspired fashion magazine - the only issue ever produced.

  • Elegante, 1923-1924. Spanish fashion magazine, published in Barcelona.

  • Layla, 1923-1924. First Iraqi women’s magazine.

  • America, 1923-1925. Brazilian pop culture magazine on art, fashion, film, and sport.

  • Elegancias, 1923-1926. A personal favorite. Spanish fashion magazine, digitized by the Biblioteca Nacional de España.

  • Das Leben, 1923-1935. Weimar-era German women's magazine.

  • Russia Illustrated, 1924-1939. Russian weekly with occasional fashion coverage.

  • Le Grand Tailleur, 1924-1943. Magazine with text in German, abundant with fashion plates and illustrations. Unsure of origin, but likely French for German-speaking market.

  • The Australian Women's Mirror, 1924-1954. Australian magazine with weekly fashion coverage.

  • Mazais Modes žurnāls, 1925. Latvian weekly fashion journal.

  • Mujer: Revista del Mundo y de la Moda, 1925-1926. Spanish. Madrid-based weekly fashion magazine. 

  • Nova Khata (Нова хата), 1925-1939. "New House," a Ukrainian women's magazine published out of Lviv with features on fashion, the home, and folk textiles.

  • Die Moderne Frau, 1926-1928. Austrian fashion magazine, published out of Vienna.

  • Párisi Divat, 1926-19321938, 1940. Hungarian fashion magazine.

  • Svijet, 1926-1936. Croatian pictorial titled "World," with frequent fashion coverage. Text searchable in the "PRETRAŽIVANJE" bar above the individual issues.

  • Perfekte Mode, 1926-1940. Another Austrian magazine, titled "Perfect Fashion," out of Vienna. Under Nazi censorship from 1938 on.

  • Przegląd Mody, 1927-1936. Polish fashion magazine.

  • Voga, 1927-1928. Portuguese women's magazine, published out of Lisbon.

  • Cordelia, 1928-1934. One of the most widely-read Italian women's magazines of the early 20th century, later turned Fascist.

  • Modelos, 1929. Barcelona-based Spanish publication of fashion croquis. Some issues included digitized patterns.

  • Amica, 1929-1940. Italian women's magazine with fashion coverage.

  • Žena in Dom, 1930-1941. Slovenian monthly women's magazine with fashion coverage, titled "Woman and Home".

  • Ling Long Women's Magazine, 1931-1937. Chinese women's magazine from Republican-era Shanghai. 

  • Chik, 1932-1940. Danish quarterly fashion magazine produced by Illum, a luxury department store in Copenhagen. Digitized by the Danish Royal Library. They also have a collection of Illum catalogs digitized here.

  • Wiener Modenzeitung, 1932-1942. Austrian newspaper covering the national fashion industry and its influences from abroad. Under Nazi censorship from 1938 on. 

  • Eeva, 1933-1939. Finnish monthly fashion magazine, digitized by the National Library of Finland. Select year from the drop-down menu under the magazine title at the top of the page. 

  • Huvitav Žurnaal, 1933-1940. Estonian quarterly magazine, titled "The Interesting Journal".

  • The Australian Women's Weekly, 1933-1982. Australian women's newspaper that often features fashion news and fashion illustrations. 

  • Eesti Moeleht, 1934. An Estonian fashion magazine whose name translates literally to "Estonian Fashion".

  • Paris-Alger, 1934-1937. Algerian women's magazine published out of Paris and Algiers for the French ex-pat market.

  • Dea, 1935, 1938-1939, 1940, 1941. Italian monthly fashion magazine.

  • Ellas, 1935. A single issue of this Cuban monthly fashion magazine. 

  • Hopeapeili, 1936-1939. Another monthly Finnish fashion magazine – this one's title translates to Silver Mirror.

  • Костюм и пальто, 1937. A pocket issue of "Suit and Coat," a Russian periodical of clothing guides published by the Moskvoshvey Trust.

  • Elite, 1937-1944. Chilean fashion magazine. Run for many years by Valentina Ruiz, a woman Town and Country in 1941 called "the final word on fashion in Chile". To read through a copy, select it by clicking on the picture of its cover and then click the "Descargar" button in orange on the upper left-hand side to flip through its pages.

  • Margriet, 1938-1950. Dutch weekly women's magazine.

  • Beatrijs, 1939-1967. Long-lived popular Dutch magazine aimed towards Catholic women. With thanks to 

  • Grazia, 1940-1943. Italian mid-market women's magazine.

  • Bellezza, 1941-1943. Italian monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine.

  • Modes Spogulis, 1941. Latvian fashion magazine titled "Fashion Mirror."

  • Alta Costura, 1946-1976. Spanish monthly fashion magazine, based in Barcelona.

  • Rīgas Modes, 1949-1993. Long-running Latvian fashion magazine.

  • Gioia, 1951-1955. Italian women's magazine. Click on title name in list to access individual issues.

  • Drum Magazine, 1951-1978. South African. The leading magazine of South Africa until its closure in 2020, with stylish covergirls and some fashion coverage. The archive separates its holdings into categories, such as covers and advertisements.

  • Distinción, 1955-1971. Spanish. Barcelona-based culture magazine with fashion coverage in every issue.

  • AWA: La Revue de la Femme Noire, 1964 - 1973. Senegalese women's magazine, digitized by the Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire-Cheikh Anta Diop.

  • Textiles Suisses, 1966-1993. Just as the title describes - a magazine of Swiss textiles.

  • Paula, 1967-1977. South American women's magazine marketed to readers in Argentina and Chile. Fun fashion coverage, including a Twiggy-modeled cover, a space-themed issue and a Paco Robanne editorial.

  • Zan-e Rooz, 1967-1979. Iranian women's magazine titled "Woman of Today," dating from before and during the Iranian Revolution. Sometimes written as Zan-i Rūz. Incredible mod graphic design.

  • Élégance Suisse, 1968-1974. Magazine of the Swiss fashion industry.

  • Zhvandūn, 1972-1982. Afghan. Popular magazine published in Afghanistan in Persian and Pashto that often included fashion coverage. 

  • Effe, 1973-1982. The "first Italian feminist magazine," on its own archive website, created with love by former staffers of the magazine.

  • Журнал мод [Fashion Magazine], 1986-1990. Russian fashion magazine.

  • dObra[s], 2007-2021. Journal of the Brazilian Association of Fashion Research Studies.

Menswear Magazines

Also includes general tailoring journals. American, English, Canadian, French, Japanese, and Italian.

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