Kim France

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Kim France
BornUnited States
OccupationJournalist, editor, author
CitizenshipUnited States

Kim France is an American editor, journalist, and author. She was the founding editor of Lucky, an award-winning national magazine with an initial circulation of 800,000, and is the author of The Lucky Shopping Manual (2003), which has 150,000 copies in print, according to its publisher, Dutton.[1]

Background and education[edit]

France, the daughter of Hugh Robert France and Eve Linda Rubin, is originally from Houston, Texas and a graduate of Oberlin College. She lives in New York City.[citation needed]


Before Lucky, France served as editor-at-large for Spin and deputy editor of New York, and had been a staff writer for Sassy, Elle, and 7 Days. She's written articles for Vibe, Rolling Stone, Allure, The New York Times Book Review, Mademoiselle, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, and The Village Voice. France appeared on the U.S. TV series I Love the '70s along with Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and a dozen celebrities from that decade.


France has been called "the shopping guru and media revolutionary" behind Lucky. She is the subject of many articles herself, including "Kim France Got Lucky - Magazine, That Is," at H-Texas Online.[2] In 2004, Crain's New York Business named France a "Rising Star" in its "40 Under 40" issue;[3] Crain's called France "the hottest new editor at Condé Nast Publications, where she turned Lucky into the publisher’s fastest-growing launch ever." That same year, New York magazine named France one of New York's Most Powerful Women.

In January 2012, Women's Wear Daily revealed that France was joining Martha Stewart, Bobby Flay, and Cynthia Rowley at the consumer website OpenSky.[4]


  1. ^ Winter 2006 Catalog (PDF). Dutton. 2006.
  2. ^ "Kim France Got Lucky - Magazine, That Is; Former Houstonian writes her way into unique women's fashion mag". H-Texas Online. October 2002. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-02.
  3. ^ "Rising Stars". Crain's New York Business. 2004.
  4. ^ Wicks, Amy (January 13, 2012). "Kim France Returns to the Public Eye: Lucky magazine's former editor-in-chief has become a curator for the relatively new shopping site OpenSky and is in the process of launching a blog". WWD.

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