The Harper's Bazaar Index: Gwyneth, Winter Warmers & The Real Housewives Of New York City

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 talented at charging more for less. Once 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, and Big Pharma and puts it into easily-digested numerical form. This month's issue marked Bazaar's ultimate surrender to the advertising gods, probably something that Harper's would love to rip apart...if it cared about fashion magazines. After the jump, find out just how bitchy The Real Housewives of New York City are, what kind of yellow fever will make you pretty, and how many coats you should purchase in the dead of summer.

The Harper's Bazaar Index: Gwyneth, Winter Warmers & The Real Housewives Of New York City