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Amica is an Italian language monthly fashion and women's magazine based in Milan, Italy. The magazine has several international editions published in Bulgaria, Indonesia and Singapore.

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Logo of Amica
Editor-in-chiefEmanuela Testori
CategoriesWomen's magazine
Fashion magazine
PublisherRCS Periodici
Year founded1962
First issue1 March 1962; 57 years ago (1962-03-01)
CompanyRCS MediaGroup
Based inMilan

History and profileEdit

Amica was established in March 1962.[1][2][3][4] The cover of its first issue was dedicated to Sophia Loren.[1] The original publisher of the magazine was Crespi.[2] The magazine is part of RCS MediaGroup and is published by RCS Periodici on a monthly basis in Milan.[3][5] It offers articles on the recent fashion trends.[3]

From 1986 to 2001 Casamica, a magazine on interior design, was distributed with Amica.[6] Later it became a supplement of the daily paper Corriere della Sera, another publication of RCS MediaGroup.[6] The online edition of Amica appeared in 1997.[7] The Bulgarian edition of the magazine was launched in late September 2007.[8][9] Its editions in Indonesia and Singapore, published in English, were both started in 2008.[10] In November 2011 the Italian edition was redesigned and began to include four sections: Stories, Fashion, Beauty, and Escape.[11] At the end of 2014 the international edition of the magazine, Amica International, was started.[12]

The editor-in-chief of Amica is Emanuela Testori.[13]


Amica had a circulation of 209,638 copies in 1984.[14] Between February 2006 and January 2007 the magazine sold 180,100 copies.[15] Its circulation was 180,257 copies in 2007.[16][17] From August 2010 to July 2011 the monthly had a circulation of 145,380 copies.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "10 Pure Italian Fashion Magazines You can't Miss". Studying It. 5 July 2014. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Sergio De Claricini (February 1965). "Women's Weeklies in Italy". International Communication Gazette. 11 (1): 43–56. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Factsheet. Amica". Adnative. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  4. ^ "AMICA Italy". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  5. ^ "The Best Italian Fashion, Beauty and Style Magazines". Made in Italy. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Magazines". Who's Who in Italy. Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  7. ^ Ulrich Kaiser (20 January 2005). "The effects of website provision on the demand magazines" (Workshop paper). University of Copenhagen. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Amica: In search of the good life, we drop an anchor near Cape Ambelits in Lozenets". Chobanov & Stoyanov. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Market position". Bleispa. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  10. ^ "RCS MediaGroup: Amica in Indonesia and Singapore". RCS MediaGroup. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Women's magazine Amica has a new lay-out". Publicitas. 20 October 2011. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  12. ^ "AMICA International to launch at the end of the year". Adnative. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Amica". RCS Communication Solutions. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  14. ^ Maria Teresa Crisci. "Relationships between numbers of readers per copy and the characteristics of magazines" (PDF). Print and Digital Research Forum. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Italian Publishers" (PDF). Citi Group. 24 May 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  16. ^ Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  17. ^ "Dati ADS (tirature e vendite)". Fotografi (in Italian). Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.

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