by Emily Draznik on
Every year, the September Issue of Vogue expands with more and more
crap content and this year’s issue tops out at an alarming 916 pages, but not everyone is a fan of the yearly fashion bible as much as our industry is. The 4.5 pound September issue is reportedly unpopular with the U.S. Postal Service as it is too big to fit in your standard mailbox and is weighty and inconvenient to deliver.
After canvassing some postal workers, The Huffington Post is reporting that the September Issue of Vogue is causing a lot more pain than pleasure for U.S. postal workers.
With over a million subscribers, the delivery of the 4.5 pound heavy edition of Vogue is very taxing on its employees. Since the hefty issue cannot fit into most standard post boxes, many frustrated subscribers have to go pick it up at the depot themselves.
One postmistress said, “Thirteen years,” after pointing to a swollen bump on her elbow, “You see all the swelling here, because of that kind of magazine.”
The US Postal Service responded saying that it was their job to deliver whatever type of mail or magazine. Big or small.
But until Anna Wintour decides that 916 pages is too much, then we can only expect the September issue to continue to grow with more unnecessary ads and repetitive editorials. Sorry postal workers, maybe it’s time to look into a job delivering pizzas. I’ve heard their lighter to deliver than the September Issue.