Shameless September Ladymags: 'Harper's Bazaar' Vs. 'W'

Both are blonde. Impossibly thin. Married (or once married) to rock musicians. Famous because of their famous parents. Say hello Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow, cover girls for the September issues of Harper's Bazaar and W magazines, the two American fashion magazines with the biggest hard-ons for high society and Hermès. (Yes, even more so than Vogue.) For this, the fourth installment of our Expensive Shit (Fight), Interns Maria and Cheryl add up the priced merchandise in the September issues of the two magazines in order to determine which title is full of the most shit. After the jump, the winner of the Bazaar/W face-off, plus breakdowns of the two magazines' net 'worth'.


Harper's Bazaar
Apparel: $686,476.50 (Most expensive item: $175,000 Dolce & Gabbana gown. Least expensive item: $26.50 Gap turtleneck)
Beauty: $1,939.56 (Most expensive item: $275 Giorgio Armani Crema Nera. Least expensive item: $2.99 Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Mousse)
Accessories: $351,036.50 (Most expensive item: $30,000 Messiah by Michel Piranesi earrings. Least expensive item: $13.50 DKNY tights)
Other: $4,263.97 (Most expensive item: $1,800 Maria Antinori Inc. chair. Least expensive item: $9.97 album by The Killers)
Total Shit: $1,043,716.53

W
Apparel: $29,443 (Most expensive item: $8,665 Chloe coat. Least expensive item: $1,100 Yansi Fugel jacket)
Beauty: $1,025 (Most expensive item: $350 Prada fragrance. Least expensive item: $20 Laura Mercier Lip Stain)
Accessories: $581,940 (Most expensive item: $115,000 Buccellati earring. Least expensive item: $250 Mulberry leather gloves)
Other: $110,435 (Most expensive item: $110,00 Fred Leighton compact. Least expensive item: $280 one-night hotel stay in the Uma Ubud hotel in Bali)
Total Shit: $731,843
Note: Apparently, 75-80% of the items in the issue did not have accompanying prices. Intern Maria says tack on another $1 million to the above price and you're good to go.

Earlier: Shameless September Ladymags: 'Cosmopolitan' Vs. 'Teen Vogue'
Shameless September Ladymags: 'Elle' Vs. 'Vogue'
Shameless September Ladymags: 'Lucky' Vs. 'Glamour