January 2006



  • 65 Pine Avenue, #214
  • Long Beach, CA





$23.00 per year

The Fashion Magazine For The Rest Of Us

abc Metro.Pop ( xyz Metro dot pop abc ) xyz magazine bills itself as the fashion magazine for the rest of us. Based out of Long Beach, a suburb of Los Angeles, abc Metro.Pop xyz reaches out to the nation’s underbelly of all things hip. This magazine successfully reaches its goal of revealing the cutting edge scattered throughout the Southern California region as well as other fashionable spots in distant states. The magazine does an admirable job of spotting the latest fashion trends, even though they aren’t located in a traditional fashion capital. 

A bi-monthly publication, its target audience is the twenty-somethings and early thirty-year-olds seeking an alternative to the mundane.  A life not too complicated but with a cool vibe.  With such a wide selection of magazines aimed at pleasing Generations X and Y, abc Metro.Pop xyz is a winning selection for bridging both groups.

Each issue of this publication carries with it a specific theme.  Articles and interviews are centered on this theme and the unique photo shoots covering both popular and emerging fashion designers are included as well. Models used in advertisements and fashion spreads are more reflective of their readers than iconic supermodels too far out of a reach.  This magazine infuses each issue with a fresh approach to expressing their creative endeavors in a manner much appreciated and sought after.

Reviewer: Francisco Murillo, FIDM Library Staff Member