Experts Share Some Tips on How to Buy Vintage Jewelry

How do you go about buying online? Should a piece be signed? And what’s good value right now?

#a-la-vieille-russie, #christies, #content-type-service, #jewels-and-jewelry, #luxury-goods-and-services, #new-york-city, #phillips-auctioneers-llc, #shopping-and-retail, #sothebys, #your-feed-fashion

Barcelona Banks on Superyachts, Becoming a Hub

The city has become a hub for billionaires’ superyachts, banking on the strength of the “blue economy.”

#barcelona-spain, #boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #high-net-worth-individuals, #labor-and-jobs, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mediterranean-sea

That Expensive Bourbon You Bought May Be a Fake

Counterfeiting — filling luxury bottles with cheap liquor — has hit American whiskey hard as sky-high prices raise the payoff for scammers.

#bourbon-whiskey, #collectors-and-collections, #counterfeit-merchandise, #e-commerce, #frauds-and-swindling, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states, #whiskey

In China, Bragging About Your Wealth Can Get You Censored

Online posts by users showing off their receipts, over-ordering food or scattering money have been deemed vulgar. Regulators say such content leads young people astray.

#beijing-kuaishou-technology-co-ltd, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #douyin-bytedance, #dujiangyan-china, #income-inequality, #luxury-goods-and-services, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Why Bragging About Your Wealth In China Can Get You Censored

Online posts by users showing off their receipts, over-ordering food or scattering money have been deemed vulgar. Regulators say such content leads young people astray.

#beijing-kuaishou-technology-co-ltd, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #douyin-bytedance, #dujiangyan-china, #income-inequality, #luxury-goods-and-services, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Zegna’s Trendy I.P.O. Path Raises Question: Is This the Next Big Fashion Trend?

Marking the luxury industry’s revival from pandemic lows, the company is going public through a SPAC on Monday.

#browne-thom, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ermenegildo-zegna-holditalia-spa, #ermotti-sergio-p, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #new-york-stock-exchange, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain

Do You Know Where Your Sweater Came From?

Loro Piana makes some of the world’s most luxurious cashmere. Now you can trace every step of its journey from Mongolia to Madison Avenue.

#china, #fashion-and-apparel, #italy, #knitting-and-knit-goods, #loro-piana, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mongolia, #sustainable-living, #textiles, #wool-and-woolen-goods, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-photojournalism

Chanel, TikTok and the Beauty Advent Calendar Controversy

Some social media users are not feeling the Christmas spirit — or this box of mini lipsticks and branded stickers.

#advent-calendars, #chanel-sa, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #instagram-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #your-feed-fashion

India’s Economy Still Weak, Despite a Strong Third Quarter

Covid-19 essentially robbed the country of more than a year of badly needed economic growth. That’s lost ground that cannot be regained quickly.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gross-domestic-product, #gross-national-product-gnp, #home-appliances, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #luxury-goods-and-services

The Humble Beginnings of Today’s Culinary Delicacies

Many of our most revered dishes were perfected by those in need, then co-opted by the affluent. Is that populism at play, or just the abuse of power?

#caviar, #food, #holiday-issue-2021, #income-inequality, #lobsters, #luxury-goods-and-services, #poverty, #seafood, #spam-canned-meat

The Cinderella Myth We Can’t Quit

The same woman who stars as the embodiment of poverty in Netflix’s “Maid” is a brand ambassador for one of the world’s largest luxury companies. How very 2021.

#chanel-sa, #chanel-coco, #fashion-and-apparel, #france, #luxury-goods-and-services, #macdowell-andie, #maid-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #qualley-margaret, #television, #women-and-girls

The Price of Living in ‘Paradise’ Is Higher Than Ever

Land and homes in Hawaii, never inexpensive, are more in demand in these days of remote working — as in remote from the U.S. mainland.

#coastal-areas, #hawaii, #kauai-hawaii, #luxury-goods-and-services, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Apple’s Most Back-Ordered New Product Is Not What You Expect

It’s a $19 cloth.

#apple-inc, #computer-monitors, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #ipad, #laptop-computers, #luxury-goods-and-services, #materials, #watches-and-clocks

High-End Design Comes to the Fish Tank

Luxury home aquariums now can rival installations at public aquariums in size and scale, and they come with hefty price tags.

#aquariums, #coral, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fort-lauderdale-fla, #los-angeles-calif, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

SoHo Catered to Free-Spending Tourists. What Happens Without Them?

Perhaps no commercial district in Manhattan has been hit harder by the financial havoc caused by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #soho-manhattan-ny

SoHo Reels Economically As Shoppers Vanish in the Pandemic

No commercial district in Manhattan may have been hit harder by the financial havoc caused by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #deandeluca, #e-commerce, #hra-advisors-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #new-york-city, #noho-manhattan-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #soho-manhattan-ny

High Octane and a Stick Shift: Standout Cars as an Era Starts to End

Hitting the road and track with Cadillac’s roaring Blackwings, a Porsche 911 GTS and the rare BMW M2 CS.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #cadillac-division-of-general-motors-corp, #engines, #general-motors, #luxury-goods-and-services, #porsche-ag

Rappers Come Shop for Jewelry. Icebox Turns the Cameras On.

An Atlanta store where hip-hop’s big names buy diamond-encrusted watches and chains has become a social media phenomenon by capturing the safe spaces of the rich and flamboyant.

#advertising-and-marketing, #atlanta-ga, #content-type-personal-profile, #icebox-atlanta-ga-retailer, #jewels-and-jewelry, #jooma-mo, #jooma-rafi, #jooma-zahir, #luxury-goods-and-services, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Residents of 432 Park Sue Developers For $125 Million, Citing Defects

The condo board at 432 Park Avenue is suing the developers for construction and design defects that have led to floods, faulty elevators, and electrical explosions.

#432-park-avenue-manhattan-ny-apartments, #accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #cim-group, #condominiums, #luxury-goods-and-services, #macklowe-properties, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Building a More Sustainable Car, From Headlamp to Tailpipe

Vehicle makers shy away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, like leather and plastics, and look to repurpose alternatives that still convey quality.

#ab-volvo, #audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hummer-division-of-general-motors-corp, #luxury-goods-and-services, #polestar-performance-ab, #recycling-of-waste-materials

Armed Thieves Steal Jewels From Bulgari Store in Paris

A suspect is in custody after seven robbers made off with jewelry with an estimated value of millions from the luxury jewelry store in central Paris.

#france, #jewels-and-jewelry, #luxury-goods-and-services, #robberies-and-thefts

Selling Hot New Cars at Pebble Beach, the Land of Classics

There’s money in the air at Monterey Car Week, so where better to sell a rare new Bugatti or Ferrari?

#antique-and-classic-cars, #aston-martin, #audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #bentley-motors-ltd, #bugatti-motors, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ferrari-spa, #koenigsegg-automotive, #lotus-cars-ltd, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mclaren-automotive, #pebble-beach-calif, #pebble-beach-concours-delegance-car-show

‘Made in Afghanistan’ Once Symbolized Hope. Now It’s Fear.

Fashion was seen as a way forward for the country and its craftspeople, especially women. But those involved are terrified it may turn them into targets.

#afghanistan, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #humanitarian-aid, #kabul-afghanistan, #luxury-goods-and-services, #nest-nonprofit, #taliban, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

Luxury’s Gray Market Is Emerging From the Shadows

New platforms and dealers able to offer steep discounts on the latest styles are becoming a powerful — and disruptive — force in the fashion industry.

#acne-studios, #australia, #bottega-veneta, #burberry, #chanel-sa, #china, #counterfeit-merchandise, #customs-tariff, #discount-selling, #e-commerce, #europe, #farfetch-com, #fashion-and-apparel, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxottica-group-spa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lyst-ltd, #shopping-and-retail, #tj-maxx

The Most Expensive New York City Homes Sold in June

The units, on the 60th and 61st floors, sold for a combined $157.5 million, the biggest residential transaction so far in 2021.

#balazs-andre, #barry-david-b-1965, #ells-steve, #humm-daniel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #vornado-realty-trust

Marco Gobbetti, Burberry’s chief executive, quits to join Ferragamo.

Shares fell 8 percent on news that Mr. Gobbetti, who joined in 2017 with a goal to take Burberry further upmarket, was leaving.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #burberry, #china, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #gobbetti-marco, #great-britain, #italy, #luxury-goods-and-services, #tisci-riccardo

As Stick Shifts Fade Into Obscurity, Collectors See Opportunity

Cars with manual transmissions, even late models, are holding their value as the collector market hunts for rarity.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #bring-a-trailer-media-llc, #collectors-and-collections, #ferrari-spa, #goodingcompany, #luxury-goods-and-services, #rm-sothebys-inc

Add Boats to the List of What’s Hard to Find (and More Expensive)

Sales and charters of boats of all sizes are up this summer. You can forget about bargaining, brokers say.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Where Are the Million-Dollar Homes?

A new report reveals which U.S. metropolitan areas have the highest percentage of homes valued at $1 million or more.

#luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #san-jose-calif

Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy

The price for Ubers, scooters and Airbnb rentals is going up as tech companies aim for profitability.

#airbnb, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #delivery-services, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mobile-applications, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #venture-capital

An Artisan Well Versed in the Tradition of Japanese Brush Making

The current popularity of the tools prompted one writer to learn more about how they’re assembled.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #handicrafts, #japan, #luxury-goods-and-services, #nara-japan, #tanaka-chiyomi

As the Hamptons Booms, a New World of Luxury Problems

Ragers on the beach. Art galleries on Main Street. Reservations disappearing. Who remembers the pandemic?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #hamptons-ny, #luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

As the Hamptons Boom, a New World of Luxury Problems

Ragers on the beach. Art galleries on Main Street. Reservations disappearing. Who remembers the pandemic?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #hamptons-ny, #luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Vets Go Upscale to Care for Pets (and Their Owners)

The pet boom spurred by the pandemic has brought more attention to care for our four-legged friends. Veterinary companies are opening clinics, drawing more investors to vet real estate.

#luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #veterinary-medicine

How Do You Want Your Wedding to Smell?

Couples are adding their personal scents to their weddings in the form of diffusers, candles, lotion, perfume mists and more.

#luxury-goods-and-services, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #weddings-and-engagements

How Botanical Oils Won Over the West

Though they’ve been prized since the dawn of civilization around the world, these natural elixirs have now taken on an almost religious aura for wellness types.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #hair, #indigenous-people, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #oils-and-fats, #skin, #trees-and-shrubs

Mercedes EQS Electric Sedan: The S Stands for Stunning

The automaker should be able to win back some customers who drifted to Tesla, and hold onto the Tesla-curious.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mercedes-benz, #tesla-motors-inc

Netflix Chronicles Byron Bay’s ‘Hot Instagrammers.’ Will Paradise Survive?

Tensions between protecting and capitalizing on the image of the famous Australian beach town have exploded over a new reality show.

#beaches, #byron-bay-australia, #instagram-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #social-media

India’s Fashion Artisans Face ‘Extreme Distress’ in Pandemic

The working conditions of the so-called karigars, who make handicrafts for luxury brands, have long been an issue. Now many have no job at all.

#chanel-sa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #couture-fashion, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #hermes-international-sa, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #louis-vuitton, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mumbai-india, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Why Is Fashion Talking About Regenerative Farming?

Brands like North Face, Allbirds and Patagonia, as well as the Kering luxury group, are all about agriculture these days. Here’s the dirt.

#agriculture-and-farming, #allbirds-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #global-warming, #kering-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #north-face-the, #patagonia-inc, #regenerative-farming, #sustainable-living, #textiles, #your-feed-fashion

Curtains Up for the One Percent

While many Americans were stockpiling toilet paper and Clorox, the rich bought houses, sparking a gold rush in the decorating trades.

#beverly-hills-calif, #design, #high-net-worth-individuals, #home-appliances, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #luxury-goods-and-services, #palm-beach-fla, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #san-antonio-tex, #sea-island-ga

The (Watch) Show Must Go On

Even though the pandemic continues to disrupt live events in Europe, Swiss brands roll out their new designs.

#breitling-sa, #geneva-switzerland, #jaeger-lecoultre, #luxury-goods-and-services, #nomos-glashutte-sa, #oris-sa, #tag-heuer, #watches-and-clocks

Can the Gleam of High-End Watches Thrive on Audio-Only Clubhouse?

It took luxury brands years to get used to the internet — but just months to start talking on the audio chat site. Are they a fit?

#andreessen-horowitz, #breitling-sa, #clubhouse-mobile-app, #grainger-herr-christoph, #iwc-schaffhausen, #luxury-goods-and-services, #social-media, #watches-and-clocks

What is Going on with China, Cotton and All of These Clothing Brands?

A user’s guide to the latest cross-border social media fashion crisis.

#burberry, #china, #consumer-behavior, #e-commerce, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #hugo-boss-ag, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #luxury-goods-and-services, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #your-feed-fashion

Golf Homeownership Is Heating Up, Even Where You’d Least Expect it

After a brief lull, golf course communities are on the highly desired list for many people — golfers or not.

#algarve-portugal, #bend-ore, #golf, #luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sothebys-international-realty

Auctions of Cars, Watches and Furniture Heat Up

The value of collectibles — like coffee tables, whiskey, Air Jordans and Pokémon cards — has soared.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sneakers, #trading-cards, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion

The Dress Promised Me Something the Doctors Couldn’t

My obsessive online shopping wasn’t really about the clothes.

#fashion-and-apparel, #love-emotion, #luxury-goods-and-services

The Next Amenity? Furnished Condos

Developers are catering to buyers who want a true move-in experience, with the furniture already in place.

#condominiums, #design, #design-within-reach, #furniture, #luxury-goods-and-services, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-hardware-holdings-inc

How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurging

Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.

#apple-inc, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #exercise, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mobile-applications, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wearable-computing

This Is the Coat to Wear to Davos

The topcoats made by Norwegian Wool are as warm as your bulkiest puffer, and they’ve become the favorite of financiers, news anchors and the movie crowd.

#coats-and-jackets, #content-type-service, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #michael-berkowitz, #norwegian-wool, #wool-and-woolen-goods, #your-feed-fashion