The award-winning Velvet magazine is a one-stop lifestyle read for Cambridge and Suffolk. Covering everything from homes and gardens, arts and culture, food and drink to people, places, fashion, beauty, health, fitness, gears and gadgets, it celebrates all that’s great about living and working in our corner of the country.
Founded a decade ago, Velvet first made its name as a local fashion and beauty bible but, since Iliffe Media took the helm in 2017, it’s expanded to cover all aspects of local life – and grown from handbag-size to a full-size coffee-table magazine.
Reaching markets outside the scope of any rival title, Velvet’s distribution area is unique: with Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket at its heart, our patch runs from West Suffolk, right across Cambridgeshire and out to North Essex and Hertfordshire.
The only local magazine to be distributed within Cambridge’s flagship John Lewis, Velvet can also be found in Waitrose stores and other key supermarkets, as well as select high-profile and high-footfall sites across the area, such as the Grand Arcade and arc shopping centres.
Our aim is to fly the flag for the businesses that make our home counties something special; if it’s brilliant and it’s happening on our doorstep, we want to shout about it.