I Was Skeptical of Baby Gear. Then I Became a Dad.

Fears of pointless consumerism were no match for the joy and relief our gear provided.

#babies-and-infants, #baby-carriages-strollers-and-carriers, #child-car-seats, #children-and-childhood, #cribs-baby-beds, #diapers, #luxury-goods-and-services, #parenting, #toys

Is Bio-Designed Collagen the Next Step in Animal Protein Replacement?

One company believes the possibilities go beyond vegan “meat,” from faux leather to luxury skin-care products. But is there enough demand outside of food alternatives?

#biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #inventions-and-patents, #luxury-goods-and-services, #proteins, #upstart2022, #veganism

They Flocked to China for Boom Times. Now They’re Thinking Twice.

Global businesses and industries that rode the China growth wave for years are bracing for the fallout of a slowing economy.

#australia, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mattresses, #shopping-and-retail

How Sabyasachi Made the Sari Haute

As his country’s most famous designer, Sabyasachi has persuaded Indians to see the luxury in their fashion heritage. Can he persuade Americans too?

#beauty-concept, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #indian-americans, #kolkata-india, #luxury-goods-and-services, #marriages, #mukherjee-sabyasachi, #shopping-and-retail, #silk-and-silk-goods, #weddings-and-engagements

Crypto, Houses, Sneakers, Rolexes: How FOMO Drove the Economy

For millions of people, Bitcoin, like real estate and dot-coms before it, offered hope for escaping dead-end jobs.

#blockchain-technology, #fads, #luxury-goods-and-services, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy, #virtual-currency

Marco de Vincenzo of Etro Tries to Slow Down Fashion

Marco de Vincenzo, the newly appointed creative director of Etro, is not only asking the question, but attempting to answer through action.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #de-vincenzo-marco, #design, #etro-spa, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #italy, #louis-vuitton, #luxury-goods-and-services, #milan-italy, #sustainable-living

In Struggling Murano, a Design Intervention

The Venetian island, famous for its glass, has long been on the wane, but 700 years of expertise is a terrible thing to squander.

#archibong-ini, #art, #design, #factories-and-manufacturing, #glass, #luxury-goods-and-services, #murano-italy

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Yacht Company That Caters to Russian Elites

The Treasury Department also identified four yachts as being linked to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

#corruption-institutional, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #imperial-yachts, #kochman-evgeniy, #luxury-goods-and-services, #national-intelligence-estimates, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #treasury-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

This Retreat Offers a (Pretty Expensive) Form of Postpartum Care

The newly opened Boram Postnatal Retreat offers new mothers able to pay up to $1,400 a night the support and pampering that too few receive.

#boram-postnatal-retreat, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #langham-the-manhattan-ny-hotel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

The Restaurant Dress Code Is Back

A number of restaurants are betting that Americans want to get gussied up again, but not everyone is thrilled about the fashion screening.

#black-people, #coats-and-jackets, #discrimination, #dress-codes, #les-trois-chevaux-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mar-angela-chef, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #united-states

Formula 1 Roars Into Miami, Where Cars Are Already King

A culture of souped-up cars, luxury cars and collector cars has flourished in Miami for decades. This weekend it will all be on display.

#alfa-romeo-automobiles, #antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #biscayne-bay-fla, #collectors-and-collections, #cuba, #ferrari-spa, #florida, #formula-one, #fort-lauderdale-fla, #havana-cuba, #luxury-goods-and-services, #maserati-spa, #miami-fla, #miami-gardens-fla, #miami-vice-tv-program, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #pitbull-rapper, #pompano-beach-fla, #porsche-ag, #restoration-and-renovation, #willis-dontrelle, #wynwood-miami-fla

Why Russian Influencers Are Cutting Up Their Chanel Bags

The iconic French brand is asking customers to attest that they will not use their newly purchased items in Russia, sparking a social media protest.

#chanel-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Hotel Life Without the Hotel

The designer Olympia Le-Tan has created a home goods line with the kind of stuff you’d steal (or want to steal) from a hotel.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hotel-olympia, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #le-tan-olympia, #luxury-goods-and-services

In Watches, What Does Luxury Mean Now?

Gen Z buyers, for whom inclusivity, sustainability, transparency and traceability are not negotiable, already have changed the way brands do business.

#generation-z, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #shopping-and-retail, #sustainable-living, #switzerland, #watches-and-clocks

Why Are Rolex Watches Even More Expensive Right Now?

It is difficult to buy a new Rolex these days. And the secondary market is booming into the stratosphere.

#audio-neutral-informative, #luxury-goods-and-services, #rolex-sa, #watches-and-clocks

How to Live to 100

For one sturdy wartime survivor, living intensely has been the best revenge.

#content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #harley-natalie-1922, #luxury-goods-and-services, #world-war-ii-1939-45

‘Preventative’ Botox: Do Injections Work to Reduce Wrinkles?

Or are injections just a temporary, addictive fix?

#age-chronological, #botox-drug, #content-type-service, #doctors, #face, #luxury-goods-and-services, #plastic-surgery, #skin, #women-and-girls

In a Starving World, Is Eating Well Unethical?

A meditation on the true cost of dining when nearly one-third of the planet lacks regular access to food.

#claiborne-craig, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #gokce-nusret, #income-inequality, #luxury-goods-and-services, #meat, #salt-bae-chef, #springdesign2022

Big Sky Is Sprawling, Luxurious and Pricey. And Maybe the Future of Skiing.

With lift tickets above $225 and surcharges of up to $100 to ride the tram to the top, the vast Montana resort is delivering a high-end experience. Is it a solution to skiing’s problems?

#big-sky-mont, #boyne-resorts, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations

No Ikea Shelves, No Levis: The Western Retail Exodus From Russia Is On

Since the invasion of Ukraine began, the increasing financial and reputational risks of doing business in Russia is leading Western brands to halt operations.

#balenciaga-fashion-label, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #owens-rick, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shopping-and-retail, #stanley-blackdecker-inc

The Swiss Watch Brand HYT Is (Quickly) Reborn

It took new management only six months to introduce a watch at HYT, a quirky brand that uses fluorescent liquid to indicate time.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cerrato-davide, #hyt-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #watches-and-clocks

Yeezy Gap/Balenciaga Is Here. Is It Worth It?

What exactly are we buying, when we buy fashion? A disruptive collaboration provides one answer. There are others.

#balenciaga-fashion-label, #design, #diesel-spa, #fashion-and-apparel, #fashionweekfeb22, #fendi-spa, #gap-inc, #gvasalia-demna, #jeans-apparel, #jones-kim, #luxury-goods-and-services, #martens-glenn, #milan-fashion-week, #shopping-and-retail, #t-shirts-apparel, #west-kanye, #your-feed-fashion

E.U. Plans Tougher Sanctions on Russia but Aims to Protect Its Own Interests

Diplomats said several European Union members were concerned about certain sectors of Russia’s economy that could be penalized.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #luxury-goods-and-services, #russia

Children of Famous Fashion Brands Are Going Their Own Ways

Increasingly the children of the most famous brands are going their own ways.

#emilio-pucci-srl, #ermenegildo-zegna-holditalia-spa, #etro-spa, #family-business, #fashion-and-apparel, #fashionweekfeb22, #italy, #luxury-goods-and-services, #marinella, #versace-gianni-spa, #your-feed-fashion

They Made Millions on Luna, Solana and Polygon: Crypto’s Boom Beyond Bitcoin

The ranks of cryptocurrency speculators have swelled, with even obscure tokens minting the newly wealthy: at least on the blockchain.

#bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #currency, #high-net-worth-individuals, #luxury-goods-and-services, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #virtual-currency

New Technology for Lamborghini: What3words Joins With Alexa

A novel navigation system, What3words, will be standard on new Huracán models. It divides the globe into 57 trillion 10-foot squares, and leads you to one.

#automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #computers-and-the-internet, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #luxury-goods-and-services, #navigation, #what3words-ltd

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