Travel Goes Members-Only

Membership travel, with its emphasis on peace of mind, is surging during the pandemic. But is health and safety only a guarantee for those with an “in” and money to burn?

#airbnb, #chateau-marmont-los-angeles-calif-hotel, #hollywood-reporter, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #soho-house-manhattan-ny, #time-sharing, #travel-and-vacations

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How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

Benchmark bottles were always a splurge. But an increasing concentration of wealth has put them out of reach for all but the richest connoisseurs.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bordeaux-france, #burgundy-france, #champagne-wine, #income-inequality, #luxury-goods-and-services, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #wines

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New Luxury Condo Design: Understated

Exotic finishes and ever-clubbier amenities in new developments have given way to livability and calming design.

#architecture, #brooklyn-nyc, #condominiums, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #luxury-goods-and-services, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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How Many Lives Can a Fashion Brand Have?

Sonia Rykiel gets ready for yet another reinvention.

#dayan-eric, #dayan-michael-fashion-executive, #e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #shopping-and-retail, #sonia-rykiel-cdm

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Can Luxury Fashion Ever Regain Its Luster?

The industry is trying to reach customers amid a severe global recession that has brought mass layoffs and plunging sales. Traditional fashion weeks might be out of step.

#amazon-com-inc, #arnault-antoine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #farfetch-com, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #neves-jose, #new-york-fashion-week, #shopping-and-retail

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Are Exotic Skins Out of Fashion?

Covid-19 may be the tipping point when it comes to crocodile, python, ostrich, and clothes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alligators, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #biodiversity, #convention-on-international-trade-in-endangered-species, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #fur, #kering-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #minks-animals, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #reptiles, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-fashion

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Derek Jeter Puts His Tampa Home On the Market for $29 Million

“It’s definitely not a casual house,” according to the broker, “but it’s very livable.”

#brady-tom, #jeter-derek, #luxury-goods-and-services, #major-league-baseball, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tampa-fla

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On the Eve of New York Fashion Week, What’s Next?

Four fashion insiders debate the questions swirling around shows, clothes and race.

#abloh-virgil, #arnault-antoine, #burch-tory, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #paltrow-gwyneth, #your-feed-fashion

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Tiffany’s $16 Billion Sale Falls Apart in Face of Pandemic and Tariffs

The luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton backed out of its deal to buy the jeweler.

#arnault-bernard, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #jewels-and-jewelry, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #shopping-and-retail, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tiffanycompany

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Capri, Famous Vacation Spot, Touched by Coronavirus

Visitors from the United States make up the largest share of foreign tourists on the Italian island, and this year their absence is denting local businesses.

#beaches, #capri-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #italy, #knowles-beyonce, #luxury-goods-and-services, #onassis-jacqueline-kennedy, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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Fashion Advertisers Rediscover Black Models

In the fall ad campaigns, race-conscious casting now matters. Is it progress, or is it cynicism?

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #magazines, #models-professional, #race-and-ethnicity

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In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their Doctors

Concierge care has grown fast as patients no longer want to sit in a waiting room with strangers. But it comes at a high price.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #high-net-worth-individuals, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telemedicine, #tests-medical

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‘Motorcycle of Tomorrow’ Is Heavy on Flair and Light on the Environment

Pineapple “leather,” flax seed instead of plastic: Tarform, based in Brooklyn, aims to set a standard with its retro-futuristic cafe racer.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #kravtchouk-taras, #luxury-goods-and-services, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #start-ups, #tarform-inc

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Can’t Afford a Birkin Bag or a Racehorse? You Can Invest in One

Interest in fractional investments has grown as the pandemic has forced more people to spend time at home, but advisers say the strategy has risks.

#birkin-bag, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #handbags-and-purses, #high-net-worth-individuals, #horse-racing, #horses, #initial-public-offerings, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #stocks-and-bonds

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Diane von Furstenberg’s Brand Is Left Exposed by the Pandemic

The fashion designer’s potent personal profile obscured the fact that her company, DVF, had been losing money for years. The coronavirus crisis changed all that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dvf-org, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #luxury-goods-and-services, #meatpacking-district-manhattan-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #thompson-emily-florist, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #united-states, #von-furstenberg-diane, #von-furstenberg-talita

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Pandemic Luxury: ‘Concierge-Style’ Coaches and $350 Movie Tickets

The coronavirus is turning everyday pleasures into extravagances available only to those willing to shell out big bucks.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #luxury-goods-and-services, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail

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How Will Hudson Yards Survive the Pandemic?

Coronavirus killed the new neighborhood’s momentum, but its potential for rebound could be a bellwether for the city’s overall economic health.

#hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional

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Amazon, Pushing Fashion, Opened Photo Studio as a ‘Warehouse’ Exemption

Now closed again, a Brooklyn site set up for models didn’t appear to qualify as an essential business under state pandemic rules.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-commerce, #empire-state-development-corp, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #models-professional, #shutdowns-institutional

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Hoping to Buy an Aboveground Pool to Salvage Summer? It May Be Too Late

The hunt for pools is fierce as homeowners search for ways to stay cool in the safety of their backyards.

#arkansas, #beaches, #belmar-nj, #boxcar-mobile-app, #central-jersey-pool, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #do-it-yourself, #luxury-goods-and-services, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #swimming-pools, #the-yard

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Saying Goodbye to Jeffrey

A designer boutique that shaped a moment in Manhattan retail.

#14th-street-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #jeffrey-manhattan-ny-retailer, #kalinsky-jeffrey, #luxury-goods-and-services, #meatpacking-district-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #nordstrom-inc, #shopping-and-retail

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Bugatti Chiron: Perfection at a Stratospheric Price

The Bugatti Chiron commands a fortune, but for serious car aficionados in the 1 percent, it represents perfection. Perfection that can top out at 261 miles an hour.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #bugatti-motors, #leno-jay, #luxury-goods-and-services

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The Artisans Behind Italian Fashion Tremble at Their Future

The industry has returned to work, but it’s far from business as usual for small suppliers to luxury brands and retailers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #etro-spa, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #italy, #luxury-goods-and-services, #milan-italy, #prada-spa, #sewing, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #sozzani-carla, #textiles

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Jeff Bezos and Anna Wintour Partner Up

With some help from Vogue and the CFDA, the e-commerce giant is opening a new store to showcase independent designers. Does this mark the moment the two worlds finally get hitched?

#a-common-thread, #amazon-com-inc, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #council-of-fashion-designers-of-america, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #wintour-anna, #your-feed-fashion

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Will Shopping Ever Be the Same?

As luxury department stores prepare to reopen their doors, global retailers share their plans — and fears — for the future of shopping.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #houston-tex, #lane-crawford-ltd, #luxury-goods-and-services, #nordstrom-inc, #saks-fifth-avenue, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague

For 50 years, Andy Beckstoffer drove up the price of wine. Did the strategy work too well?

#agriculture-and-farming, #area-planning-and-renewal, #beckstoffer-vineyards, #beckstoffer-andy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #land-use-policies, #luxury-goods-and-services, #millennial-generation, #napa-calif, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #wines

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Neiman Marcus Files for Bankruptcy

The high-end retailer is the first department store to file for bankruptcy during the coronavirus pandemic.

#ares-management-llc, #bankruptcies, #bergdorf-goodman, #canada-pension-plan-investment-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mytheresa-com, #neiman-marcus-group, #private-equity, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Vinyl? It’s Pricey. The Sound? Otherworldly.

The Electric Recording Co. in London cuts albums the way they were made in the 1950s and ’60s — literally.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #electric-recording-co-the, #hutchison-pete-entrepreneur, #london-england, #luxury-goods-and-services, #music

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What Does the Good Life Look Like Now?

The cappuccinos and hair colorist. The twice-a-week Pilates. The monthly facial. I don’t need all of it.

#age-chronological, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #luxury-goods-and-services, #millennial-generation

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The Seas as the Ultimate Coronavirus Isolation? Not. So. Fast.

Folks who live on boats face off with land they can’t set foot on, staring down logistical hurdles, ethical issues and social media harshness.

#boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantines, #sailboats-and-sailing, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations

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Pay Cuts Come to Condé Nast, the Glossy Publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair

The pandemic’s fallout has put “significant financial pressure” on a company known for its lavishness.

#advertising-and-marketing, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lynch-roger, #magazines, #wages-and-salaries, #wintour-anna, #your-feed-fashion

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In the U.S., Luxury Brands Board Up the Store

Around the world, gilded retailers have been on lockdown in recent weeks. In America, many are also barricading their doors.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #luxury-goods-and-services, #shopping-and-retail, #your-feed-fashion

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The Rich Are Preparing for Coronavirus Differently

Concierge doctors, yachts, chartered planes and germ-free hideaways.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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