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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Norwegian Wool Coat

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

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$76,000 Birkinstocks Made From Actual Birkin Bags?

Warning: Neither Hermès nor Birkenstock has approved this product.

#birkenstock-footprint-sandals, #birkin-bag, #collectors-and-collections, #fashion-and-apparel, #handbags-and-purses, #hermes-international-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mschf, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny, #your-feed-fashion

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Help Kick Off the 2021 Market

Among the spate of sales downtown last month, Ms. Parker and Mr. Broderick sold their Charles Street townhouse for $15 million.

#broderick-matthew, #condominiums, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #hovnanian-rachel-lee, #luxury-goods-and-services, #new-york-city, #parker-sarah-jessica, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rockefeller-family, #rockefeller-nelson-aldrich, #sex-and-the-city-tv-program, #sternlicht-barry-s, #west-village-manhattan-ny

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Luxury Giants Like Louis Vuitton Are Falling for Big Gems

“They get a lot of publicity and customers who otherwise would not have thought of these brands for high jewelry.”

#amfitheatrof-francesca, #burke-michael-1957, #diamonds, #jewels-and-jewelry, #louis-vuitton, #lucara-diamond-corp, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #tiffanycompany, #your-feed-fashion

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Is That a Rolex on Biden’s Wrist?

Recent presidents not named Trump have tended to wear Everyman timepieces such as Timex and Shinola.

#luxury-goods-and-services, #omega-sa, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #rolex-sa, #timex-group-usa, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion

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What Giant Skeletons and Puppy Shortages Told Us About the 2020 Economy

This year was awful, but it gave rise to some interesting social trends. Here’s what they tell us about the economic future.

#consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #luxury-goods-and-services, #millennial-generation, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #united-states-economy

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Look but Don’t Touch: Supercars That Have Barely Been Driven

The power and prestige of cars like a 1990 Lamborghini might compel some owners to take a Sunday drive. But with odometers this low, the investment would take a hit.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #collectors-and-collections, #luxury-goods-and-services

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Is This the End of the Mink Coat?

Mink may no longer become a legend most. But that doesn’t mean it’s disappearing entirely.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #coats-and-jackets, #fashion-and-apparel, #fur, #luxury-goods-and-services, #minks-animals, #your-feed-fashion

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The Luxury E-Commerce Wars Heat Up

On one side: Amazon. On the other: a new alliance of brands and platforms. Who will win?

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #amazon-com-inc, #bolen-alexander-lytton, #compagnie-financiere-richemont-sa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #farfetch-com, #kering-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #neves-jose, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rupert-johann-1950, #shopping-and-retail, #yoox-net-a-porter-group-spa, #your-feed-fashion

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An Arms Race in Car Stereos

Seventeen speakers, meticulously engineered? That can be just the start in luring audiophile car buyers with plenty of cash to spend.

#acura-division-of-honda-motor-co, #automobiles, #bose-corp, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mcintosh-laboratory-inc, #panasonic-corp, #speakers-audio

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Shopping for a Diamond Is About to Change

The world’s most productive mine has closed, so your next piece of inexpensive jewelry probably will feature a lab-grown gem.

#australia, #de-beers-group, #diamonds, #jewels-and-jewelry, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mines-and-mining, #rio-tinto-plc, #your-feed-fashion

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Indian Designer Manish Arora’s Downfall

Manish Arora was the breakout fashion star of India. Today, his business is in tatters, with a trail of debts. What happened?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delhi-india, #fashion-and-apparel, #france, #galliano-john, #handicrafts, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #luxury-goods-and-services, #rabanne-paco, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

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To Survive the Pandemic, Savile Row Cuts a Bespoke Strategy

With formal events and travel canceled, the tradition-bound tailors are gently embracing technology — and finding leverage on their landlords.

#coats-and-jackets, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #huntsman-london-england-retailer, #london-england, #luxury-goods-and-services, #pollen-estate-trustee-co-ltd, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robots-and-robotics, #savile-row-london-england, #seamstresses-and-tailors, #shopping-and-retail, #suits-apparel

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Covid Pushes Real Estate Into the Future

There’s no going back to the old ways. Which technologies could propel the industry forward?

#brooklyn-nyc, #elevators-and-escalators, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #locks-and-keys, #luxury-goods-and-services, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Harley Davidson to Leave India After Poor Sales

The American icon saw promise in the world’s largest market for two-wheelers. But its bikes sold poorly in a country where incomes are low and manufacturing isn’t easy.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #harley-davidson-inc, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters

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Hunting for a Waterfront Home That’s Ready for Its Closeup

For TV shows like “Big Little Lies,” location managers need to find jaw-dropping seaside properties with a vibe that fits every character. And then the negotiations start.

#big-little-lies-tv-program, #california, #coastal-areas, #luxury-goods-and-services, #malibu-calif, #monterey-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #television, #vallee-jean-marc

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China Envisions a New Hong Kong, Firmly Under Its Control

The government hopes to turn Hainan Island into a financial and shopping destination. Matching the former British colony won’t be easy.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #corporate-taxes, #hainan-island-china, #income-tax, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #politics-and-government, #shopping-and-retail, #tax-shelters, #travel-and-vacations

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A SoHo Triplex Sells for a Record $35.1 Million

And despite an overall slowdown in New York City closings in the final weeks before the presidential election, October’s biggest sale was a $65.6 million Central Park duplex.

#220-central-park-south, #edens-wesley, #hadid-zaha, #luxury-goods-and-services, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #soho-manhattan-ny

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When One Car Has More Horsepower Than Churchill Downs

Muscle cars have fought for decades to be the brawniest. Now electric cars are pushing the envelope, past even 1,000 horsepower.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #lucid-motors-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #rawlinson-peter-automotive-executive, #rimac-automobili, #rimac-mate

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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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