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The $50,000 Dunhill Shagreen Games Chest

Luxury Brand Dunhill has come out with an exquisite gentleman’s games set finished in exotic shagreen for $50,000. It is formed using cedar wood and then covered in the very finest grey shagreen leather and elegantly trimmed with ebony and stainless steel hardware. The Compendium contains shagreen-embellished chess, backgammon and noughts & crosses boards with [...]

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Waitrose Launches Cashmere Loo Paper

According to the Telegraph, upmarket supermarket Waitrose – in the UK – has launched a new loo paper range that contains cashmere. Goat cashmere is renowend for its smooth texture and is typically associated with expensive designer wear and luxury fashion garmets. It’s unclear exactly how much cashmere is used in the making of every [...]

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Chanel to sell goods online

Chanel is to begin selling products directly through its website later this year in a landmark decision likely to be followed by rival luxury brands. Chanel will sell only its fragrances online but is looking to extend this to eyewear and accessories. In the past, luxury fashion brands have shied away from selling goods via [...]

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Sportswear tops luxury on Facebook

A marketing company called Stylophane has developed a new index that ranks brands by Facebook followers, with its list highlighting the popularity of sportswear brands in comparison to luxe brands including Burberry and Gucci. The top five of Stylophane’s Facebook Fashion Index are dominated by sportswear brands Adidas, Nike, Puma, and Lacoste (in descending order), [...]

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Martin Scorsese to direct Chanel fragrance ad

French luxe brand Chanel announced February 16 that movie director Martin Scorsese has created a short film to promote an upcoming men’s fragrance. The ads will feature French actor Gaspard Ulliel and will air worldwide in September. Andrea D’Avack, president of Chanel Fragrance and Beauté, declined to reveal details about the scent, including its name. [...]

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Lotus and Naomi Campbell Team Up for Haiti

Naomi Campbell and Lotus Cars are to auction eight specially-designed Evora sports cars to raise money for the relief effort in Haiti. The “Naomi for Haiti” Evora sports car has been specially designed by Lotus Design Director Donato Coco to reflect Campbell’s “design direction” and features a colour scheme that reflects the flag of Haiti. [...]

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