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10 best places to have a mid-life crisis

Looking for a bit of reinvention? In this extract from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences,</i> we show you where to shake things up.<p>1. Badda bling, Dubai, United Arab Emirates<p>It's time for a new outfit, which means an expedition to Dubai. Fashion is serious business in this shopping-mall heaven, …

New Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco unveiled at SIHH 2013 -

One of Montblanc’s most celebrated collections remains the Princesse Grace de Monaco boasting of jewelry, timepieces and writing instruments. …

In Bali, rich foreigners are sparking a property frenzy, but who benefits?

They teeter along in stilettos and backless dresses, their partners in partially open buttondown shirts, and duck into restaurants serving champagne, …

Chinese Luxury Spending Reportedly Plummets At Home, Skyrockets Abroad

<i>Major Luxury Brands Slowing China Expansion As More Consumers Shop Overseas</i><p>Hong Kong retailers have seen an uptick in tourist-shoppers from …

Chinese Company Sort-Of Buys Spyker, Will Build $250,000 Luxury SUV

Just a year ago, a group of investors headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, bought Spyker. Today, the Dutch company that once called itself an automaker—sales are in the low double-digits, if that—announced the start of a joint venture with a former suitor for Saab, a Chinese carmaker called …

Luxury e-tailer Net-A-Porter coming soon to China -

Luxury

The French who own Gucci, Puma, and a struggling electronics chain bet long on global luxury demand

The French retail company PPR’s business is split between a star-studded clothing and accessory portfolio—Gucci and Yves St. Laurent and Puma, for instance—and a struggling retail division that consists of the French home electronics chain, Fnac, and a mail-order business, Redcats. That business …

Profit

Coach gets boost from “accessible luxury” image in China

Queens Ranked Sixth Most Expensive Place to Live in U.S.

Manhattan ranks first, while Brooklyn places second in Council for Community and Economic Research's study.<p>Queens has ranked as the sixth most …

Champagne Louis Roederer and Philippe di Meo launch $26,000 limited edition Jeroboam -

Luvaglio’s Million Dollar Laptop goes on sale -

November 25, 2009

How to spot a fake -

By 2015, the value of counterfeit goods globally is expected to exceed $1.7 trillion, a figure which is 2% of the world’s total current economic …

Behold the 25 Most Expensive Stores in the United States

<i>Here at Racked, we're dedicating this week to the kind of fantastical shopping that most of us only get to experience in dreams (or at 80%-off sample sales). Taking a page from casino parlance, we'll be talking a lot about "whales," those big spenders who feel perfectly comfortable dropping tens of</i> …

18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World

Sure, you can go to Masa and drop $1,160 on dinner for two, but why stop there when you can order a <b>frittata, pizza, or ice cream sundae</b> for nearly that much each? Or, even better, why not just go all in by burning through <b>$3.95 million on a strawberry dessert</b>? Restaurants from New York and Las Vegas …

Expensive Google Glass could one day control your expensive smart fridge

Google Glass, a tech that no one has, could one day be used to control smart fridges and , another tech that no one has.<p>According to a patent filed by Google (and discovered by Engadget) Google is working on functionality that would allow Glass owners to virtually interact with the smart devices …

10 most expensive beers in the world -

The summers are here and there simply isn’t any better way to cool down your parched throat than a chilled bottle of the cheerfully bubbly golden …

Beer

World’s Most Expensive iPhone 5: Black Diamond Handset Worth $15m

If you’re one of those iOS haters who complain about Apple selling yesterday’s specs for top dollar, then I need to brace you for this one: The …

After 30 million E-Class models, Mercedes still tweaking its popular car

The E-Class is a critical vehicle in the Mercedes lineup. More than 30 million of the W/S 212 cars, as they are known internally, have been sold over the past six decades.<p>There are 74 versions of the E-Class globally, 10 to be available in Canada for the 2014 model year after receiving a facelift …

The Best Headphones Of 2013

The best headphones are the ones that meld with your listening style. Kicking back with Coltrane in your Eames Lounge<p>Chair somehow calls for different hardware than going Gaga at the gym. Ambitious features like custom-fit earpieces and Bluetooth can be godsends or just plain annoying. And while …

I Fly First Class Names World's Top 10 Best Airport Lounges

In today's competitive travel market, many airlines are creating exquisite airport oases to differentiate themselves from the pack, and world …

10 best first class cabins to fly in -

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, a comfortable flight can make all the difference to your trip being a happy one. Coming off a 16 hour …

Qatar Airways

My five favorite first class “hard" products - One Mile at a Time

<i>I asked you guys what you’d like to read about, so this post is in response to a question posted there. I’ll address as many of the questions as I</i> …

A Different Kind of Luxury

<i>Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance</i><p>by Andy Couturier<p><b>Please support this book by purchasing it at stonebridgepress.wazala.com!</b><i><br>Get a</i> …

Insight

In age of smartphone, watch makers focus on luxury

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.<p>© Copyright 2013 The …

Spending on luxury goods is rising fastest in poor countries

Despite global economic malaise, sales of designer clothes, jewelry and watches are doing nicely. And it’s not because of European aristocrats and American hedge-fund managers living it up while they still can, but the newly affluent in the world’s poorer nations.<p>Luxury-goods sales are up 4% over …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Essays<p>My immigrant father was trying to navigate life in a new and scary world. And I was hellbent on making things as difficult as possible.<p>By Zito …

Louis Vuitton California Sneaker Spring/Summer 2013

We take a look at the new versions of the Louis Vuitton California sneaker for Spring/Summer 2013. The mid top sneaker returns this season in three …