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28-01-2008
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The Women's Wear Daily Thread
WWD.com

It's a site dedicated to fashion related news and i was wondering if anyone is currently subscribed to it? It's a hefty $99 for a year... and you can't subscribe monthly. So i was wondering if it's worth the money? What do you think of the site?

Is it also possible to share a username? If we got like 4 people we could split the cost?

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28-01-2008
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^well i know some people here on tfs are suscribers (like MMA, right, my dear?), as they post the WWD informations....
and it seems to be a very good source of infos for people working in fashion....
so.... if you're not a professional i'm not sure it's worth the 100$ a year....
I guess, too, there are a lot about business....

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^I agree,unless you work in the industry,its sort of waste of the money,but otherwise it can be quite useful.

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i'm also a subscriber and i post articles/info on tFS (as does mma, softgrey, ed..., and other members)...

i think it's definitely worth the money, because they post about not only the collections but trends and news in retailing, beauty and advertising & magazines...
if you are in the industry or want to be, it's an invaluable resource...

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^agree with kimair

i used to buy the wednesday? or was it thursday? paper
it was the one with more classified ads

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Yes it is...thanks Kimair

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Is it also possible to share a username? If we got like 4 people we could split the cost?

No...it is not possible...they will find out & not only that...it's unethical as well.

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if it does exist on paper, why don't you [Kettlin] buy the newspaper version...
guess it's pretty the same, non?

one question to subscribers : Do you pay the subscription??? or do your office pay for it???

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^fashion companies usually buy it. but sometimes i just go to the newsstand and read it over there, you know free
the newspaper subscription is more pricey than the website i believe

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If your really into knowing about the industry and what is going on, it's very helpful. I read it everyday.
And our class subscribes to it which is how I get it. It's annoying though since sometimes we get a new one every day, or we won't get it for a week and then get a big clump.

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Oh! Good thread. I have been thinking about subscribing for years but haven't since it's so expensive. I have heard that there might be a student rate which is around $50. Does anyone know more info or how to qualify for that?

I don't go to a fashion school, I go to an art school but I want to work in the fashion industry upon graduation and that is my primary interest (there are no fashion programs near me). So my school doesn't subscribe. I am very interested in this publication though since it's more for industry people and less for the general consumer. And since I'm not in fashion school I have to keep up with fashion on my own.

Please let me know if you know how to get the student rate. I will be so grateful!

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Oh! Good thread. I have been thinking about subscribing for years but haven't since it's so expensive. I have heard that there might be a student rate which is around $50. Does anyone know more info or how to qualify for that?
Please let me know if you know how to get the student rate. I will be so grateful!
why don't you email or call to find out

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Contact Customer Service about any requests or concerns regarding WWD.com subscriptions by calling 1-800-289-0273, or by e-mailing Customer Service at custservice@wwd.com. Customer Service is available Monday to Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., EST. In Europe, please call 33.1.4451.1300. Customer Service is available in Europe from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., GMT+1 (which is 6 hours ahead of EST). Outside the US-Europe please call 1-818-487-4526.

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if your school has a fashion department, they might already have a subscription...
i know academy of art (where i went to graduate school) does...
all you need is your student ID# for access...

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I love WWD, its one of my favorite things to read!

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WWD is def worth it, there are student rates if you contact them and the site is being redesigned and launching in August so it i will be even better!

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Has anybody subscribed since this? Are you satisfied?

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