Although I've created some magazine or newspaper styled themes, I am not quite sure how those themes fit the usual blogger: can a daily poster compete with huge online resources like the NY Times?
So what is then the big deal for those online magazine styled themes for WordPress? Especially those "premium" themes with the paid attribute? Is it a hype? What is it good for?
Paying between $ 49 and $ 299 USD for a magazine layout, then to stick with it for one year? What if the trends are changing? Then you're OUT! What a shame then...
Additionally what are the goods of having a magazine styled website? To look like any other online newspaper (see below) or have your own brand? Having loads of different (important!) content adds a huge variety to each website/blog, but do those magazine type themes add any value to the site?
Why not go all the way round and having a complete customized layout?
Sell your products online, Complete online store and shopping cart, Pages for shipping, terms, privacy, etc.
SEO ready development, Professional look and feel, Professional design and functionality
Themes and their functions will help and let you upload multiple images at once for the products you sell.
All themes support widget allocation almost anywhere, but not limited to the sidebar.
Customers can easily compare the general overview and price of the products.
Your customers want to see high-detailed pictures of your product when making purchase decisions.
The theme includes a responsive tablet & mobile design, so anyone can see your site any time, any place, on any device.