Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Intern Craig's Picks: Where To Buy Fashion Magazines on 34th Street

Although I'd like to believe my wit and charm got me the internship with Fashion Herald, I think my close proximity to 34th Street is what sealed the deal. Since I moved to the city, I've lived in the district and have grown to appreciate it. While I do have to brave a sea of tourists every day, the benefits of living here definitely outweigh the negatives. Where else can I have two multi-level H&M's within walking distance?

Today, we visit my favorite magazine shop ever, Universal News. I accidentally found Universal News while roaming the district for lunch and my life has never been the same. Universal News is a chain of magazine/news shops located in strategic locations around the city. They carry almost every magazine known to man, which came in handy this past September issue season. At the 35th Street location, the staff indulged me every week when I came in demanding to know when the new W hit the stands. Everyone at this location is very helpful, but the greatest part about Universal News isn't even their magazines; it's their 90 cent large coffees that rival Starbucks. I say this with a bias because I don't care for Starbucks coffee, but Universal News' coffee is still fantastic.

Before I wrote this post, I visited my friends at Universal News to pick up the new issue of Pop Magazine with my hero, Ms. Britney Spears, on the cover. While it took a lot to spend $15 on a magazine, I will pay any amount to support her.

If you know of any 34th Street gems, don't hesitate to drop us a comment. We'd love to investigate. Especially if there's food or great coffee or anything Britney involved.

 Universal News
29 W. 35th between 5th & 6th Avenues