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Meet the Rolls-Royce Boat-Tail, the most expensive and luxurious car in the world

Once again, Rolls-Royce demonstrates why it holds the record for producing the most expensive cars on the market. The prestigious firm presented its new and luxurious Boat-Tail model, which was crowned as the most expensive private car in the world. Only one piece was manufactured exclusively for an anonymous client and its price is around […]

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Fashion fans in line for The Balenciaga and Gucci ‘Hack’

Last week, many customers stepped into a Balenciaga store thinking they were walking into Gucci. Their mistake was understandable: The front window appeared to have been spray-painted with the word “Gucci.” The occasion for the faux vandalism was the second installment of the Hacker Project series, with items dropping at 74 Balenciaga locations. At first […]

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Tesla is quickly becoming the most popular luxury car in the US

So far in 2021, more people in the US are buying Teslas than Mercedes-Benzes. If you weren’t convinced yet that there’s something to this whole electric-car thing, there’s another data point for you. Elon Musk’s automaker racked up 230,855 vehicle registrations in the US through September of this year, almost 20,000 more than Mercedes-Benz’s 213,708, […]

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Balmain launches The Together Project

Luxury fashion house Balmain has announced its new initiative, The Together Project. The initiative focuses on the relationships between artists and the people who are most important to them, exploring them in various mediums and creations from different artists. The project will give free reign to an esteemed artist each year, with the purpose of […]

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Mazda´s Anniversary: Still great after 30 years

Motoring Insider with Mark Gallivan   Model: 2021 Mazda MX-5  Price: From £24,335 (UK prices)  Power: 2.0-litre four cylinder, 184 PS, 205 Nm  Performance: 0-100km in 6.2 seconds, 219km/136mph top speed  Fuel consumption: 6.9 l/100km combined /40 mpg   Verdict: The MX-5 perpetuates the thrills, driving dynamics, affordability with everyday bullet proof reliability  It’s the perennial question asked by most drivers sitting in a mid-sized SUV with two screaming children and eighteen years left […]

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Shanghai to lead China’s duty-free economy, boosting local luxury consumption

With the fate of luxury brands increasingly reliant on Chinese shoppers, news that one of its biggest cities is adopting a duty-free shopping economy as part of government plans to foster domestic spending, is good news. With global economies in turmoil and disarray, China is leading the tax free movement with the city of Shanghai […]

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Luxury watch shortage drives growth of secondhand market

A rush of companies are vying to become the eBay of high-end horology — including the storied online marketplace itself. Demand for high-end watches exploded during the Covid-19 pandemic. But the Big Four watch brands — Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille — are holding firm on the limited production runs that make […]

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The cheapest way to ‘own’ a superyacht

Travelers who fantasize about owning a superyacht may be able to turn their dreams into reality — at a much lower price. Residential yachts, as they are called, are essentially apartment buildings at sea. Buyers purchase apartments on massive yachts, rather than own and operate their own smaller vessels. Once most of the apartments are […]

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Hawaii’s High-End Real Estate Market Breaks The Ceiling For 2021

Underscoring the truth to the adage “the rich get richer,” the Hawaii high-end real estate market grew at a record rate through the third quarter of 2021. Transactions in the $3 million to $10 million luxury category rose from 215 for the period last year to 634 so far this year, according to a report […]

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A must visit in València: City of Arts and Sciences

If you come to València, a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences is a must. Work of the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, several of its buildings have become icons in the city. It is a scientific and cultural leisure complex which can be enjoyed with family or friends, covering around two kilometres of […]

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EuropeanLife Luxury Week City event 2022!

In this period after COVID-19, EuropeanLife is expanding with international magazines, trade shows and a brand new EuropeanLife Luxury Week city event—a week where we get the luxury shopping vibe back in the city. This annual event is a celebration for retail, gastronomy and hospitality, which all join EuropeanLife to give shoppers, tourists and luxury […]

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Haute couture in Dubai: Rami Al Ali

Rami Al Ali’s AutumnWinter 2021/2022 Couture collection takes creative cues from the award-winning photography series ‘Seduction’ by Cyril Porchet. Porchet captures opulent altars in 10 baroque churches, chosen for their architectural ornamentation and splendor. Al Ali focuses on one of the images taken from the series, which documents a church altar in Regensburg, Germany. This […]

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A memorable shopping experience in the Dubai Mall  

Dubai is known for doing everything on a grand scale, and the city’s shopping mall is no exception. The Dubai Mall is located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai, right beside the world-famous Burj Khalifa and the iconic Dubai Fountain. It is the largest mall in the United Arab Emirates and the second largest shopping mall in the world based […]

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Abu Dhabi International Boat Show is back

The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), the UAE capital’s prestige yacht, leisure marine, and fishing show returned for its third edition last 13 to 16 October 2021. Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and organised by Capital Events, part of ADNEC group, ADIBS was the UAE’s first boat show in 2021. […]

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Akakpo & Co: Ghanian culture in modern jewellery

At Akakpo & Co. they believe in thoughtful design. Their drinkware, tableware and jewelry is made with great care, and whether you’re buying something for yourself, a friend or loved one, they want that gift to be lasting. The Adinkra symbols they feature have long been a part of Ghanian culture, and can be found […]

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It’s luxury’s year as new Best Global Brands list shows power of key labels

Luxury is continuing its recovery from the pandemic and a new brand ranking released on Wednesday, October 20, showed that luxury labels are among the world’s top performers. Interbrand’s 2021 Best Global Brands list may have shown Tesla as the fastest growing brand of 2021 overall, with an unprecedented 184% increase in brand value. But luxury — and […]

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Miami’s Luxury Real Estate with Ann Johansson

South Florida’s luxury real estate market has seen a huge jump in sales over the past year, as the uber-wealthy continue to move from high-tax states. Miami is a top-rated, world-class city with the finest restaurants, events, nightlife, fashion, arts and of course 350+ days of summer. It is an important business hub hosting hundreds […]

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A hub of architectural and design innovation: Design China Beijing

A hub of architectural and design innovation: Design China Beijing returns this September to showcase global talent, exceptional thought leadership and regenerative design ideas. Bringing together the industry’s largest concentration of architectural and design thought leaders to share ideas and exchange global perspectives, Design China Beijing returns this September for a four-day event with iconic […]

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Luiza Khabibulina, Luxury Lifestyle Influencer in Dubai

Luiza Khabibulina is an entrepreneurial influencer in the fields of luxury lifestyle, fashion and travel in one of the trendiest destinations in the world, Dubai. She was born in Tatarstan but has been living in the UAE since 2009, where she actively works with big brands and promotes her personal blog StyleCov. StyleCov is dedicated […]

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Branding insights with Jacob Munch

Branding is such an important part of business, so we are excited to bring in Jacob Munch, founder of brand development and design agency MS Nordic, to drill down into the details of it. Based in Barcelona and Copenhagen, MS Nordic’s clients have included well-known brands such as Audi, European Union, WHO and Olympus. Munch has more than 20 years’ of experience in communication, branding, design and IT-related […]

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Motoring – Mark Gallivan

Model: 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Price: From £130,000/€152,000 approx Power: 3.0-litre V6, 17.3 kWh Lithium-ion battery Electric range: 40km/25miles Performance: 0-100km in 5.2 seconds, 443bhp/700Nm, 158mph top speed Fuel consumption: 83mpg combined (claimed) expect between 25 and 30mpg in petrol mode only, CO2: 82g/km Verdict: Bentley’s super-luxo SUV goes V6 Hybrid. Loses little of the […]

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Chanel creates Chair of Savoir-Faire at IFM

Chanel has created a Chair of Savoir-Faire at the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM), part of a five-year commitment to the leading Paris fashion college. The Chanel Chair is the latest example of the luxury brand’s support for IFM, the rapidly developing campus on the Seine. Underlining the importance of craftsmanship in this new academic […]

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Jewelry maker Pandora bets on ‘Gen Z’ to boost sales

Danish jewelry maker Pandora plans to produce edgy pieces to attract young shoppers and significantly boost sales in the United States and China to meet a revenue growth target of 6-8% over 2021-2023 it announced on Tuesday. The world’s largest jewelry maker by production capacity said it was also targeting an operating profit margin of 25-27% […]

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The Best Luxury Strategies for China in 2022

As the fourth quarter of 2021 begins, most companies are busy preparing their strategies, budgets, and tactical plans for 2022 and beyond. Last year around this time, most companies were expecting the pandemic to end, hoping for a swift recovery. As we all know, the outcome has been quite different, and brands that were waiting […]

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Isabel Marant appoints Kim Bekker as artistic director

Isabel Marant is starting a new chapter. For the first time in its history, the Parisian brand founded by its eponymous designer in 1994 has appointed a new artistic director. The role is being confided to Dutch designer Kim Bekker, who has worked for more than ten years in the house’s studio and will now be […]

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Balenciaga was the big winner at the MET Gala

French fashion house Balenciaga scored the biggest at the recent MET Gala, held on September 13, thanks to the influence of Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, whose outfits attracted significant attention and commentary. As a result, web users rushed online, not only to praise, make fun of, or create memes of the looks of the two international stars, but also to […]

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Kate Moss and Valérie Messika reveal new luxury jewelry collection

The creative duo, Valérie Messika and Kate Moss unveil a second opus from their design collaboration, Messika by Kate Moss high jewelry collection. The top model opens the doors to the backstage of the creative process. What is the difference between the Messika by Kate Moss collection and the second opus? Kate Moss: This collection […]

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In Dubai, hotel bookings and occupancy build up for Expo – and so are room rates

October will be a month for new beginnings – the Expo and for ‘Ain Dubai’, the observation wheel that is all set to start its spin and wow all. Dubai’s hotels can’t wait for the action to start. Dubai: With two weeks to go for the Expo opening, Dubai’s hotel room rates are on the […]

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