Condé Nast is one of the largest magazine publishers in the U.S., and the news earlier this week that it was shuttering four titles really didn’t change that.
Condé still has 18 consumer magazine titles, plus two trades — WWD and Footwear News — under its Fairchild Publications arm. But the company had been working hard to streamline it portfolio in the past year. In addition to Cookie, Gourmet, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride, which all folded this week, the company has shuttered several titles this year. Men’s Vogue went a year ago, followed by men’s wear trade pub DNR (our former home), Domino and then Portfolio
So what’s left?
After Monday’s purge, Condé Nast is left with one epicurean magazine, Bon Appetit and one bridal magazine, Brides.
However, the publishing house does have a few title from the same category, like Details and GQ and Golf Digest and Golf World.
Condé is also a big fan of women’s and fashion magazines, holding on to fashion bible Vogue, W and Glamour, as well as Allure, Self, Teen Vogue and Lucky.
Then there’s Architectural Digest and Condé Nast Traveler, and some of the most well-known brands in the stable, Wired, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.
Although CEO Chuck Townsend has already said no more magazines will be closed, there are still plenty there to dump, should it come to that. In the meantime, Condé remains one of the biggest players in the industry.