World’s most expensive hat

Modeled by actress Alicia Witt at Christie’s in London, Chapeau d’Amour—the “hat of love”—was created by celebrity couture designer Louis Mariette in 2004. Made of woven platinum and covered in stunning diamonds, the hat was inspired by ivy and bluebells. Valued at $2.7 million, The Chapeau d‘Amour, is currently the most expensive hat ever created.


China to overtake Italy for Lamborghini

China will overtake Italy as the second-biggest market behind the United States for iconic sportscar maker Lamborghini within three to five years, the group’s chief executive said on Wednesday. The Chinese associate luxury more with chauffeur-driven cars than sports cars because of bad road conditions, traffic congestion and driving standards, Stephan Winkelmann told the Reuters [...]


Swap your Gulfstream for a Private Island!

Last month’s Robb Report has announced that timber magnate Tim Blixseth will accept $75 million for his 5 acre Caribbean island of Emerald Cay, or swap it for a Gulfstream Jet or a luxury New York apartment. Blixseth bought the island half-finished about three years ago, and then completed the construction. He originally planned on [...]


All New Grand Bentley Teaser Video and Picture

Bentley Motors released a teaser video and image of a new flagship sedan it plans to unveil later summer, possibly at Pebble Beach in August. Known unofficially as the “Grand Bentley,” the car will be “positioned at the very pinnacle of the market — representing the height of British luxury motoring,” the company said. This [...]


Luxury groups use movies, dinners to boost image

Luxury groups are turning to films, the Internet and private dinners to attract customers as they search for more cost-effective ways to advertise to fight falling sales, executives told the Reuters Global Luxury Summit. Hermes is increasing its overall marketing budget by just under 10 percent this year to a touch above 100 million euros [...]


Schopfer Yachts Announces Infinitas

The Infintas yacht is the second design launch of Schöpfer Yachts and is just as impressive as its first one, the Oculus Superyacht. The new 300-foot (91.5 meter) Infintas superyacht has been designed by E. Kevin Schopfer with Sparkman Stephens, Naval Architects. While the Oculus was inspired by an oceanic fish, the Infintas draws inspiration [...]

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