Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Burlington Coat Factory Pays $10 Million to Fendi 24 Years After Selling Their Knockoffs

October 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The biggest competition or threat for luxury brands is not another luxury brand but the knockoffs, counterfeits or fakes. The knockoffs have become an organized global business with powerful players having sound financial backing and a strong and reliable distribution channel. Even conservative estimates of fake sales go in to billions of dollars. The big [...]

30 Years of the Most Colorful Hats in Fashion

October 21, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

This year, legendary milliner Stephen Jones will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his design house, Stephen Jones Millinery.  To commemorate the event, Antwerp’s Mode Museum is hosting “Stephen Jones & The Accent of Fashion,” a comprehensive exhibition of Jones’ hats and a look at his career, which has included partnerships with Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garçons, [...]

Hotel Chelsea Put Up for Sale After 65 Glorious Years

October 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hotel Chelsea is a landmark in Manhattan. It has been there for so long that you almost feel that it was always there. Artists and celebrities have lived there. It has been home to names like Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and Eugene O’Neil. The family that owned and operated the hotel for the last 65 [...]

Christian Lacroix Creates Chivas Regal 18 Years for November Release

October 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Christian Lacroix has a record of a successful association with Chivas. They have together created new editions earlier which was well received by the market. They are teaming up again for a special edition Chivas Regal 18 Year Old release. This project is the follow up on the launch of Chivas 12 Year old Magnum [...]

“Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks”: A Picture Book Of The Designer House’s Bags Over The Years

September 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

We all know how wonderful Louis Vuitton bags are. But for those whose admiration for these bags go to a much higher level than for most of us, let me tell you a great news. Louis Vuitton is bringing out a new book called “Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks” that will showcase the pictures of [...]

Dean Gardens Sells After 16 Years and 80% Discount

August 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It must be some kind of a record. After all how long does it take to sell a property? If you are Larry Dean you will say 16 years. Yes that is how long it has taken him to sell his mega mansion which is popularly known as Dean Gardens. Even the drop in the [...]

100 Years Later, the Atlantic Sets Sail Again

August 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the greatest sailing yachts of all time, the three-masted schooner Atlantic, long time holder of the world record for the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean under sail, is on the water once again following an epic recreation. The 185-ft. yacht was originally designed by William Gardner in 1903 for New York Yacht Club [...]

101 Years Of Bugatti Cars At Monterey 2010

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Founded in 1909, Bugatti has had a fascinating history as one of the most important collector’s cars in the world. Starting in the 1990s, the brand was due for a major comeback led by then owner the Volkswagen Group. Today with the Veyron, Bugatti produces the most expensive new production car in the world with [...]

Diamond Coated Razor Blade Claims to Last For Years!

August 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I guess diamonds really are forever. How would you like to have a razor blade made of diamonds for that perfect and possibly even a sparkling shape? Well maybe not sparkling. The Diamond PSD razor blade boasts of being coated with a film of synthetic, industrial grade diamonds. No this is not another one of [...]

Black Diner Phone rolls back the years

August 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you love old school stuff? If the answer is in the affirmative, then the Black Diner Phone will certainly rock your boat. It isn’t going to be cheap though, but for £59.99, you will be transported to a bygone era where TV was black and white and you had only a couple of channels [...]