Rosewood, the name for several endangered tree species that make beautiful furniture, being loaded in Madagascar.
For decades nations have worked to curb international sales of endangered plants and animals. But in countries like China, with high demand and speculative investors, that strategy fuels bidding wars.
The glacier express train in Switzerland: on the bucket list for rich Indians.
Rich Indian women are anxious about being recognised as members of an international elite.
Antoine Arnault (second from left), son of Bernard Arnault and member of the LVMH board of directors, visited the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral the day after the fire.
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The biggest names in France’s luxury industry have given millions of euros to help rebuild Notre Dame. Questioning why they would do so overlooks the deep historical and religious roots of the industry.
For individuals engaged in corruption, the luxury sector is an attractive vessel to launder illicit funds.
Data from 32 high-income and emerging economies show a strong correlation between luxury item expenditure and societal corruption.
An artisan is working with a silk weaving loom in her workshop.
Many major luxury goods firms have long made place a key part of their identity, and a visit to a traditional silk-weaving centre in Vietnam shows that the approach could work for small firms too.
Karl Lagerfeld in 2012.
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Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) was a presence in the fashion world for so long that he seemed immortal. With his passing, we look at his impact and future legacy.
The age of the independent fashion house is over, the luxury market is now about the big conglomerates.
Listen up, guys.
Going private would help Tesla reestablish its luxury status.
The Hermès building in Tokyo, designed by Renzo Piano (Ginza 5, Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
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Case analysis of Hermès and its four strengths: a real identity, the creativity and skills of its artisans, innovation, and the fact that it remains an independent family company.
Counterfeit goods could be the Christmas bargains that cost you dearly.
Discretionary pricing… for scientists and surveyors.
Hidden Science Map
If the government wants to tackle wealth inequality, then it has the tools at its disposal to help people pay a fair amount for everyday goods.
Best for business.
Having a Queen is a distinct business advantage, particularly due to reverence for the monarchy in new and emerging markets like China.
Body 1, Re-materialisation of Systems, El Ultimo Grito, 2014.
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The V&A's new show turns the spotlight on our obsession with luxury.
Building resilience, one yacht at a time.
Eyesplash - let's feel the heat
In a world where too many go to bed hungry, it comes as a shock to realise that more than half the world’s food production is left to rot, lost in transit, thrown out, or otherwise wasted. This loss is…