Condé Nast Heaven

25 November 2011

On Wednesday, I popped into the wonderful little space that is the Condé Nast World Wide News shop which is round the corner from Vogue House in Hanover Square. I'm so glad I did my research because walking into Vogue House looking to buy a magazine would have been the most embarrassing mistake everrr. Seriously.
conde nast magazines
Around the corner from that infamous HQ is the shop, the first of it's kind and it's pretty much Condé Nast Heaven. Building on the idea of a modern newsagents, it's an overwhelming sight when you walk in because despite Condé Nast being the publishing powerhouse that it is, you don't really get to see just how many different publications that they have. The magazine wall is such a feast for the eyes, incredibly visually stimulating and I'm such a sucker for brightly coloured magazine covers. How awesome would it be to have a room in your house set up like this?
Vogue China and Me!
Looking super happy with a copy of Vogue China, Thanks Nina for the photo!
I was amazed to see such an array of magazines stocked in such a small space but here you'll find 130 of their worldwide publications (with more titles constantly being stocked) ranging from British Vogue (of course!) to Vogue Australia, Modern Bride China, Tatler Russia and Romanian GQ all with corresponding flags noting their country of origin. Obviously many of the magazines are imported so be prepared to shell out at least £16.50 for far off magazines such as Vogue Nippon. Speaking of Japanese Vogue, I thought that the Asian magazines were all super thick in comparison to British Vogue.
Conde Nast Vogue
Vogue Korea/Vogue Girl Japan
Vogue Korea and Vogue Girl Japan
vogue bambini and Nina
I spoke to the lovely Nina who told me that one of her favourites included Vogue Bambino, which is as the name suggests, a magazine devoted to kids. Super stylish ones obviously and this goes for Nina too! I don't think she expected me to take a photo of her when I visited but I was loving her cosy blue jumper and her moustache necklace from Tatty Devine. She also told me about the editor of Vogue Brasil who once bought a staggering £300 worth of magazines for research into making her magazine the best out of all the Vogues. So crazy. I had a good browse through Vogue Brasil and looks like the research was well worth it as it did look pretty awesome. 
Vogue pretty covers
Greek, Brazilian and Australian Vogue
Conde Nast shelf
I also got to check out the hotly anticipated Style.com magazine which is full of great editorials. Given it's background, I think it was pretty smart to have an online vibe when it came to the layout inside.
Style.com
The battle between Print and Digital is an interesting one. While some claim that digital is taking over, when you step into a place like Condé Nast World Wide News it's a reminder that the two can blend together seamlessly! Among the magazines, you'll be able to spot video screens showcasing the corresponding magazine websites.
conde nast magazine and videos
conde nast shop
There are also iPads for you to browse all the different Vogue Apps. I thought this was great as it does allow you to try some of the apps before deciding to buy them on your own iPad/iPhone.
Vogue Girl App
The shop has been open since February and if the store is a success then you can look forward to seeing a store like this opening in other fashion capitals! I was pretty content in there among so many amazing magazines. I loved reading through magazines that I'd heard of but was never able to get my hands on like Korean W Magazine but also discovering new ones like the adorable, Vogue Bambini. Given that it's a stones throw from Oxford Circus, it's most certainly well worth a visit but you'll leave wishing you could read about 30 different languages! Definitely a place I will be popping by whenever I am in London from now on.
vogue girl korea
Of course, I couldn't help myself and HAD to buy a copy of one of their many magazines. I have to admit, I was pretty torn with which issue to go for. In the end I settled for Vogue Girl Korea and I can't wait to share some of the editorials with you guys!

49 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh what a magazine heaven! I would totally love to just visit and see all the different types of magazines out there in the world!

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  2. Ah ok now I see your point, I need to go here! The magazines sound eye-wateringly expensive but the iPads make everything very exciting and I'd love to see what the international apps are like. Can't wait to see what you end up scanning!

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  3. Oh my, I didn't know this existed ! I really need to go here next time I am in London. Thanks for sharing the photos and I can't wait to see Vogue Girl Korea !

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  4. That looks soo much fun! My friend's been working at the CN office in New York City, and loving it. I can't wait to get a peek inside your new Vogue Korea!

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  5. LOL, a lot you got there. seems like it's magazine's heaven.
    how lucky to be you.

    xx

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  6. I dunno, I really love to touch the pages of a magazine..and of course I love to make collages.

    Sweet Post.

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  7. What a fun place. Can't way to hear about Vogue Girl Korea.

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  8. This is just so cool. Love that pic of you with the magazine!

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  9. OMG Winnie I have to vist this... I know I have like no money and really the last thing I need are more magazines but OMG !!!! I want, I want ! oh Vogue Korea looks so cool, they are so much more inspiring style wise as I think a lot of magazines in this country play it safe. Oh Winnie if I could have this post in a safe I would loving these photos xxx

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  10. Wow, I hadn't heard about this place! Definitely going to try and squeeze in a visit when I'm in London! x

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  11. This is so awesome! I'll definately go there next time I go to London :)) I'm glad you liked Vogue Brasil, I like it too haha XD Though Asina mags are much more to my taste, please do post the editorials!

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  12. I love that store, I always (nearly) walk into the mirror thinking there's another room for more magazines.

    Tad expensive but the mags are worth the penny.

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  13. I've only ever walked past Vogue House and this Conde Naste office... Didn't realise you could actually go in, I might try and blag my lecturers to plan a trip here next semester! (:

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  14. wow! u must have had loads of fun...
    a haven of vogue magazines.

    nice!

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  15. That place makes me DROOL... although seriously, I don't know if I could ever leave without spending more than my entire monthly salary. Maybe I shouldn't go... far to risky.

    Can't wait to see the editorial you post, you know all to well of my fascination with the orient.

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  16. Oh my gosh, I want to go right now! It seems like heaven, and I think I could spend, ooohh....at least an hour in there! If not three....

    Loved all the little facts about the places and about the magazines themselves....really interesting!

    Also adored Nina's outfit....but then its a Conde Nast shop, its bound to be filled with fabulous people!

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  17. I really really want to go there now! I love your blog and am following you x

    http://thechicmuse000.blogspot.com/

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  18. Oh my goodness that is as heavenly as a textiles store for me and God knows how freakin long I spend in them haha.

    Good choice on Vogue Korea, trying to get my hands on an issue myself atm

    kisses xx

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  19. Oh my goodness I did not know this existed! I *have* to go asap!

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  20. I've walked past but never been in, your great photos have persuaded me to pop in next time I'm around!

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  21. i've heard of this place but your photos have absolutely decided that this is on my list for my next london visit. fantastic post.

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  22. I have passed it many times but never been in. Thanks for this wonderful post. Xxxx

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  23. Hey !
    I go crazy when I'm magazine shopping, 'cause there are so many options.
    And Vogue is always great, doesn't matter which country they are from :)

    xoxo

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  24. Oh. My. God. All those magazines look so amazing, I always love to buy a copy of Vogue whenever I visit a foreign country, it's a great souvenir.

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  25. I would have such a hard time picking one magazine. It looks like a great store.

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  26. What a little wonder that place is! Iy'stlike a library except with magazines :P

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  27. wow amazing pics:) would love to go there!!

    http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

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  28. Oh wow that shop looks like Heaven! I'll definitely have to go look next time I'm in London!

    Laura x
    http://firstclassramblings.blogspot.com

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  29. Eh wow omg *_* that's like magazine heaven!!

    Cotton Candy

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  30. Ok this is a great post! Would love to check out the style.com magazine!

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  31. What a cool place! I hope print never goes away. There's just something more special about leafing through a magazine.

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  32. love Vogue it's my fav publication
    Conde Nast has such a strong force in fashion
    I really like W too

    http://bobbieaustinscloset.com/

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  33. I am totally and completely immersed in the digital world, but nothing could ever replace a real, physical, print magazine for me. I love being able to page through a magazine. It isn't the same on an iPad.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  34. that looks way better than meeting up at starbucks if you ask me :O

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  35. Ohh, it truly looks like the best magazine shop ever! <3 I am oh-so envious!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  36. OMG thats so cool! I love u guys styles!

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  37. Wow! A vintage magazine of over the world shop? Of Voque?! So nice!
    I would love to kill my time in that shop haha

    xx

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  38. That's awesome that you can play around with the iPads, wish there was something like this here!

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  39. Gah this is like my heaven. I neeeeed to go!

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  40. Wow that Gabby dress looks amazing too!

    And that magazine store is just amazing! You must have felt really lost there! With so many different magazines to choose from; Speaking of Vogue China; I really missed reading it! Their editorials are amazing as well!

    PS/ As for my hair; the longest end at around the middle of my back? Hahah! It's growing so fast!

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  41. This is INCREDIBLE!
    The hours we could spend in there honestly! We'd have to pack a picnic!
    JS xx

    http://januarysublime.com

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  42. Magazine heaven! I love it! I had no idea this existed. Thanks so much for sharing this, Winnie!

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  43. How did I not know that this place existed?! Literally looks like heaven!

    Maria xxx

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  44. wow, i'm definitely going to pop by one day! what an amazing shop! i only really buy the british vogue, but it would be lovely to have a little peek at plenty of other magazines. xx

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  45. Like to read your posts with fashion things.

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  46. OMG I never knew about this place totally going!!

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