I try and read the paper everyday and recently gave myself a subscription to the NY Times newspaper edition. You know the one that actually gets delivered to your doorstep. As much as I spend my life online, reading is just so much better on paper. The Thursday Sunday Styles section as well as the Sunday edition is worth it alone. While reading through the business section a few weeks ago, I came across an article on Glam.com, a new fashion web site that had been in development for the last 2 years and was just about to launch. I've seen so many fashion web sites get touted and fail over the last few years, so I decided to see just what was different with this one. Could this possibly succeed? So instead of blogging about the site right away, for the past couple weeks, I've kept my eye out on Glam.com (now in beta release) to see just how well it matches up.
What I found was a pleasant surprise. Each time I visit the site, they seem to be adding much more content. And even though the whole site is an advertisement for goods, it works. I really LOVE it. The editors have really found a balance of finding goods that are in everyday price ranges as well as high-end. The site is pretty technically up there as well with a bottom panel that shows you thumbnail of pages you have recently viewed. From The Best of Casual Pants to Tips for Staying in Shape the range of topics is pretty complete. There's even a beauty goods rundown for skin care, cosmetics, fall runway fashions, editorials on fashion designers, and more. The most powerful thing this site has over Vogue or Lucky magazine is that you can click on almost any product and purchase it right away.
I really like the personalized aspect to this site. You can get yourself a user name and save favorites for a later date. The fresh and realistic take on fashion and women's lifestyle makes Glam.com a site too keep in your fashion bookmarks.