The women's lifestyle and fashion sector grabbed much attention in the recent ABC audit from January to June 2001, up 18% year-on-year with individual titles seeing very mixed results. The star performer was Condé Nast's Glamour, which published its debut ABC figure despite lacking issues for the full period. The handbag-sized title has more than doubled its 200,000 circulation target and is twofold ahead of budget. Glamour is now the best selling news stand women's glossy with 425,270 compared to Cosmopolitan's 367,506. NatMag's Cosmo suffered a 16% year-on-year decline although at a cover price of £1.50, Glamour's retail sales value is less than half Cosmopolitan's. Glamour's publisher Simon Kippan said the success of the title was down to a combination of factors: "We have had huge support from retailers, and are very pleased with the take up, especially in the supermarkets." Elsewhere in the sector, IPC's Marie Claire fell 11% year-on-year to 313,401 news trade copies. An IPC statement said Marie Claire is "undergoing a significant contemporising programme" and sales growth would be seen in the second half of this year. Another casualty was Company which dropped 5.8% year-on-year. Meanwhile New Woman, Red and Vanity Fair all posted year-on-year news stand increases while the BBC's Eve posted its first news stand ABC of 102,857. {{CTN }}