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Defining Luxury

Nate Zubal | Posted 07.08.2014 | Style
Nate Zubal

As a society, we're looking for ways to experience our own, perhaps unconventional, versions of luxury.

Audemars Piguet -- An Afternoon Talking With Olivier Audemars

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Erdika Wirengjurit

Humankind has always been fascinated by the notion of time; measuring it has always been our challenge and through the art and science of watchmaking,...

How to Build a Luxury Brand? Passion Is Still the Key

Horacio Fabiano | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Horacio Fabiano

What does luxury really mean? How do you create a luxury brand? What does time tell us about luxury? Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge's latest book, The Luxury Alchemist, is sure to appeal those who want to take an insider's look at the premium market.

More | London: By Appointment

Duane Wells | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

So again, I ask, 'Who needs a tiara to live like a royal?" As a commoner with no lineage to speak of, I managed to sleep, eat, shop and even smell like a royal in a single day.

Find Your Personal Luxury

Jeff Cannon | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

True luxury is about authenticity, and you cannot create authenticity simply by buying more. Nor can you create it by buying the most expensive items or by trying to keep up with the latest and greatest that someone else told you was a "must have" for the season.

The Unusual Reason Women Carry Designer Handbags?

Posted 07.26.2013 | Divorce

That flashy Fendi bag you see a woman carrying on a date might be more than just an expensive accessory. According to a new study out of the Univer...

Burberry Ad Campaigns Blend Music, Fashion and Social

Richard Tso | Posted 08.12.2013 | Style
Richard Tso

Burberry has been able to do something that many brands have yet to achieve: It has transformed itself from being a company characterized by that stodgy trench coat your father only wore on weekends back in the '60s to a multifaceted brand, relevant for the digital age.

Would Old Money Snobbery Help China Fight Corruption?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

The overconsumption of ostentatious luxury goods fuels graft by forcing Chinese officials to keep up with the Zhangs. A cornerstone of combating official corruption is to make sure that civil servants receive adequate salaries that provide a secure, if plebeian, middle-class lifestyle.

Are Chinese Tourists Actually Tourists?

Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

Over the last several weeks, Chinese shoppers on vacation for the Lunar New Year have crammed luxury stores along New York’s Fifth Avenue, Paris’s...

LOOK: Company Charges Thousands To Coat Your Apple Device In Gold

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.03.2013 | Technology

Have an extra $20,000 to blow? Here's a new product to tempt you: a platinum MacBook Pro with a logo that is not only customized, but features muti-co...

How To Save Money And Shop High End, From Trae Bodge (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

You don't have to sacrifice your taste for luxury. Trae Bodge, Senior Writer for The RetailMeNot Insider, gave essential advice on buying high-end goo...

Now's The Time To Buy That Jet You've Always Dreamed Of

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Want to be fly like a G6? Now may be the right time to get into the market. The trade-in value for private jets has declined by as much as 50 perc...

This Is Luxury

Eddie Parsons | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Eddie Parsons

Why do people buy high performance cars or vintage wine? Apparel is an investment that has a direct affect on you: It's on you. If you can afford to feel as comfortable as possible but still meet the requirements of your occasion, than that is luxury.

Where There's CEO Bling, There's Corporate Fraud, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

Which CEOs drive a Rolls to work? That could be an important question for government regulators looking to crack down on corporate fraud. It's not...

Even In A Struggling Economy, People Still Can't Resist A Prada Bag

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

* Q1 revs 686.7 mln euros vs 640 mln eur f'cast * Net profit 121.7 mln vs 98 mln eur f'cast * EBIT doubles, outpaces rev...

Alice Hines

Shopping Malls Aren't Dead for the One Percent | Alice Hines | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

In a still-ailing economy, shopping centers are the latest incarnations of the widening wealth gap. Indeed, go to a luxury mall owned by Taubman C...

PHOTOS: The Best High-Tech Travel Gadgets

Departures Magazine | Posted 04.03.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Escaping no longer means leaving technology at home. These devices -- let's call them travel accessories -- are proof.

PHOTOS: Holiday Gift List For One Percenters

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

With the economy on shaky ground, these holidays will be a struggle for many Americans. Indeed, some don't plan to shop at all, and even Santa is tryi...

Pierrette Trichet: Guiding the Tradition & Innovation of Louis XIII & the House of Remy Martin

Brad Haskel | Posted 02.07.2012 | Food
Brad Haskel

Pierrette Trichet is not only the only female Cellar Master in Remy Martin's history, but in fact is the only female Cellar Master in the history of the major producers in the region of Cognac.

Hungry for High Net Worth Clients? Platform in Hong Kong and Take a Bite From the DimSum Bond Market

April Rudin | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business
April Rudin

What does Hong Kong have in common with Facebook, business intelligence software, and new mobile medical diagnostic technologies for physicians workin...

The Best Reason I've Heard To Spend Less

Maria Lin | Posted 01.28.2012 | Women
Maria Lin

There is something to be said for not unwittingly losing the "warmth and conviviality" in our lives as we grow in our financial prosperity.

Report: Global Luxury Sector To Grow 10 Percent On Jewelry, Watches

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

MILAN -- The global luxury market has continued its surge as experts project 10 percent growth in 2013. Bain & Company says in a report commissioned ...

PHOTOS: World's Best Duty-Free Scores

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.16.2011 | Travel
The Daily Meal

Duty-free shops have become retail destinations in their own right, offering coveted items at discounted prices and new things you actually can't get anywhere else.

Seriously: People Now Paying For (Paper) Luxury Bags

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.17.2011 | Style

The thirst for luxury handbags has not only led to a rise in counterfeiting, but a second black market for luxury shopping bags. The Wall Street Jo...

From Bridesmaids to Business Partners

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

Women notoriously love bags and shoes -- and many dream of taking that passion and starting their own lines. But there's a whole lot of work to be don...