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Burberry to open flagship store in Hong Kong

The shopping landscape in Hong Kong is about to be expanded once again with news that luxury brand Burberry plans to open its Asian flagship store in the city. Burberry will take up residence over two floors and 21,000 square (1950 sq m) feet of space and that the new store will open in the [...]

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World’s best restaurant El Bulli set to close

elBulli, the beachside Spanish restaurant repeatedly crowned the world’s best, will close Saturday after pushing the boundaries of cuisine for more than two decades under chef Ferran Adria. The remote eatery in Cala Montjoi will re-open in 2014 as a non-profit culinary think tank that will investigate new cooking techniques and develop new flavours. The [...]

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First look: Balmain’s lower-priced line

The brand that famously sells t-shirts for $1,600 is adapting to the rougher economic climate, launching a more affordable line called Pierre Balmain next spring. While the fashion crowd hopes the new label will stay true to Balmain’s signature rock’n’roll feel established by former designer Christophe Decarnin, its creative direction will take place outside the [...]

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Claudia Schiffer’s cashmere collection hits the web

The German supermodel’s 30-piece knitwear range debuted on Net-à-Porter on Wednesday. Including cardigans, dresses, sweaters, and a cape in mainly beiges, greys, and dark blues, the collection is priced from £295 to £435 (around $483 to $713). Schiffer joins a long list of supers that have branched out into designing clothes like Elle Macpherson — [...]

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Maharaja”s ”Tiger-Car” Rolls-Royce on auction

One of the world’s most unique Rolls-Royce adaptations is set to go under the hammer next month, with the sale of a model equipped specifically for tiger hunting. The 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom was originally commissioned by Umed Singh II of India, the Maharaja of Kotah, for use while tiger hunting. This led to some [...]

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Abu Dhabi posts record tourist results

A fall in Abu Dhabi‘s hotel prices has prompted a record year for the Emirate so far, according to figures released July 27. The first six months of 2011 showed the best hotel results in the history of the country, with the number of visitors climbing 11 percent to just over one million. Authorities hope [...]

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