Luxury market faces turbulence: Hermes

Hermes believes turbulence could hit the global luxury goods industry for the next two years and has put some expansion plans on hold, the French fashion and leather goods group said on Monday. Watches and jewelry will take at least two years to recover from the current luxury spending downturn but fashion sales could pick [...]

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First Weightless Wedding Planned

Noah Fulmor and Erin Finnegan (pictured below) will be the first couple to be married in zero gravity. The couple, lifelong space fans will exchange rings and vows on June 20, in front of their closest family and friends aboard a modified Boeing 727-200 plane owned by the Zero Gravity Corp. The plane will depart [...]

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Gucci wants 40 stores in China

Gucci plans to open two to four more stores this year in China, after opening its 28th on Saturday, undeterred by uncertainty in the global economy as China is set to lead future luxury consumption. For the moment, China’s $8 billion luxury market accounts for just 3 percent of global sales, compared with 38 percent [...]

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The PuLi Hotel and Spa Opens in Shanghai

In June, the 209-room PuLi Resort and Spa will offer all the trappings of an urban resort, including 24-hour butler service, bathtubs with views of the Shanghai skyline, an Anantara Spa and an exclusive lounge for guests of The PuLi Club. Prices: from $650 (opening specials will be available until the end of September)

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Airbus A380 Superjumbo Private Flying Palace

An unkown buyer from Middle Eastern prince has spend £300 million ($482 million!) for a luxurious Airbus A380 private jet, which is being designed by Worcestershire-based firm Design Q. The converted Airbus A380 is expected to be ready in three years time and will hold the title of the world’s largest private jet. In a [...]

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Fashion Cupcakes

We have seen the fashion label lollipops not long ago, and now here come the fashion cupcakes. Shot by Swedish photographer Therese Aldgard and styled by Lisa Edsalv, the two created a fantastic line-up of cupcake sets. These pretty little cupcakes are inspired by Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin and Betsey Johnson. Via High Snobiety

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