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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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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