Do people get confused by Harper's Magazine and Harper's Bazaar? After all, the luxury goods industry is not so different from Halliburton — shameless, ubiquitous, and really fucking talented at charging more for less. So again, we're taking things to their (ill)logical end with our own "Harper's (Bazaar) Index", inspired by Harper's famous feature, which parses the world of big oil, big money, big politics and Big Pharma and puts it into easily-digested numerical form. After the jump, Intern Cheryl helps me tally up the total retail "worth" of the February 2008 issue of Bazaar, and we also call out Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman's fashion-forward Mercedes, the allure of being a "cougar", and compare America's tired and poor to Jennifer Lopez's diamond collection.
Earlier: The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: January 2008
•The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: December 2007
•The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: September 2007
•The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: August 2007
•The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: July 2007