• Luxury Consignment Site Shop-Hers Makes Its Mobile Debut

    Luxury Consignment Site Shop-Hers Makes Its Mobile Debut

    Online consignment shops operate in a crowded market these days with a range of stores offering everything from eBay-like, peer-to-peer sales of clothes bought at The Gap and Target to high-end stores where luxury goods are authenticated, approved and sold on your behalf. One company making a dent on the latter side of that spectrum is Shop-Hers, a marketplace for luxury goods boasting… Read More

  • Luxury Consignment Reseller Snobswap Grabs $700K To Bring Brick-And-Mortar Shops Online

    Luxury Consignment Reseller Snobswap Grabs $700K To Bring Brick-And-Mortar Shops Online

    Snobswap, the D.C.-based online shopping resale site with a funny but memorable name, is one of many new entrants in a growing market focused on bringing the experience of shopping for second-hand clothing and other accessories online. And, as its branding implies, Snobswap is aiming for the high-end, luxury shopper who’s looking for discounts on designer labels, or hoping to relieve… Read More

  • The RealReal’s Latest App RealBook Will Tell You What Your Designer Goods Are Actually Worth

    The RealReal’s Latest App RealBook Will Tell You What Your Designer Goods Are Actually Worth

    Luxury consignment marketplace The RealReal is expanding its mobile footprint today with the launch of a new app called RealBook, which lets both potential buyers and sellers better understand the value of luxury items, including fashion and apparel, fine jewelry and watches. RealBook now joins the company’s previously launched smartphone apps, The RealReal’s mobile shop and Consign. Read More

  • It’s Never Been A Better Time To Create A Luxury Startup

    It’s Never Been A Better Time To Create A Luxury Startup

    As I’m based in Paris and work in the tech ecosystem, there is a lot of chatter about luxury brands and their future. Paris is still the city of outrageously beautiful goods and clothes from powerful brands. Luxury shops are still crowded with countless of tourists. Yet, when I talk with people around me, it has become much more trendy to find a new up and coming brand before anyone… Read More

  • Dymant Crafts And Sells The Most Luxurious Products Online

    Dymant Crafts And Sells The Most Luxurious Products Online

    Publisher of craftsmanship Dymant just opened its doors to fashion enthusiasts and more generally fans of beautiful objects. Each month, the French startup works with luxury craftsmen to design, produce and sell limited edition objects to a demanding clientele. “What gift can you make to someone who already has everything?” co-founder and CEO David Alexandre Klingbeil told me in… Read More

  • Hands On | Toshiba Launches Luxury Line KIRAbook

    Hands On With The Toshiba KIRAbook: Can Great Hardware Coupled With An Amazing Display Save Windows PCs?

    With PC laptop shipments projected to decline by 7.3% this year, Windows 8 machines desperately need a shot multiple shots of adrenaline. The Toshiba KIRAbook may be just that. The KIRAbook is Toshiba’s first entrant in their newly fashioned “KIRA” line of luxury ultrabooks. At first glance, you can see that the KIRAbook is meticulously designed, and it radiates a… Read More

  • Dealfind Expands Into Luxury Goods With “Dream Deals”

    Dealfind Expands Into Luxury Goods With “Dream Deals”

    Toronto-based deal provider Dealfind is expanding into luxury goods with the launch of a new service called Dream Deals. Starting now, in addition to Dealfind’s everyday and weekly deals, customers will also get “surprise” Dream Deals, which involve deeply discounted retail goods. Read More

  • Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Launches “Swap Club,” Allows Vehicle Owners To Trade Cars

    Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Launches “Swap Club,” Allows Vehicle Owners To Trade Cars

    Luxury car-sharing service HiGear is announcing a new product called “Swap Club,” which will allow its existing car owners the opportunity to swap cars among each other in exchange for HiGear points. To participate in the “Swap Club,” vehicle owners will either need to accumulate points by renting out their cars on HiGear or they can optionally purchase points via… Read More

  • The iPhone 4 Diamond Spider, for the Nigerian Prince in your life

    Luxury phones, eh? There’s something peculiar about the idea that glueing bits of shiny mineral to a phone increases its worth by 25x. I mean, I know that diamonds are rare, and I know that they are representative of your social status, but I just can’t comprehend the value in shelling out £15,000 for a device that otherwise costs £599. Ok, so they throw in a cool phone number… Read More

  • Review: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate

    This last week we spent time enjoying the ultimate in Korean luxury that is the Hyundai Equus. We weren’t too impressed with early photos but upon first sight, in person, those impressions were immediately discharged. The Equus looks boss, like Kkangpae boss, with a stance on the road so sexy that watchers-on know someone important is in the back. This is the first attempt from a… Read More

  • Roland Iten R8 Mk.II Luxury Belt Buckle Hands-On

    What made Roland’s brand famous are his belt buckles. Easily the most complex and interesting belt buckles in the world, they are very cool. While you can live a happy life without one of the R8 belt buckles, if you have one, it is hard to return to the alternatives. What you see before you is the brand’s second offered belt buckle, the limited edition R8 Mk.II (MkII, Mark II). I… Read More

  • Parabellum Brings Bison And Kevlar Together For Safety, Luxury And Technology

    Let’s say you’re at that point in life where you have too much money. You can only experience the thrill of buying a Ferrari once. So what’s next? Parabellum, makers of hand-crafted leather products, think they can help. When the cost of a fully-loaded iPad or Macbook Pro isn’t enough to lighten your wallet, the clear solution is to get protection from something… Read More

  • Spend that tax return on a $12,000 46" Bang and Olufsen TV (monocle not included)

    To be fair, the $12,000 figure cited in the headline is pure guesswork on my part. But when the 40″ version of the TV, reviewed here at FlatPanelsHD, costs £6000 (about $10,000), it’s easy enough to do the math. These mega-lux TVs are meant to be the final word in current LCD TV technology — and will of course be worth less than a fig once AMOLED is the standard. Until… Read More

  • Mobiado 350 Pioneer: Gold, sapphire crystals, all sorts of excessive stuff like that

    Oh man, yet another “élite” phone for us to look over and never be able to afford. It’s the Mobiado 350 Pioneer. It looks sort of like an Indiana Jones relic (note: I’ve never seen an Indiana Jones movie), and is part of Mobiado’s Grand Line. Read More

  • Luxury wine vending machine

    It’s not really a secret: Japan loves vending machines. So it’s not really surprising this newest (and quite unique) model is made in Nippon, too: A vending machine that lets you buy luxury wines through a pre-paid card. The machine is supposed to soften the negative effects the current recession has for wine lovers. Read More

  • You really don't need the ‘luxurious” Mobiado 350 PRL

    Unless you’re the owner of Manchester City—let’s face it, what are the odds he reads us?—you cannot afford this phone. It’s from Mobiado, and it’s called the 350 PRL. It’s one of those “luxury” phones, but we can only assume that’s because of the materials and construction process and not the specs. Read More

  • Blame the Internet: Only 38 percent of young Americans see a TV set as a necessity

    Would you still consider your TV to be a necessity, or has its functionality largely been replaced by other devices such as your computer? Well, the largest number of Americans since 1973 no longer see television as a necessity. Only 54 percent of Americans think TV is a necessity these days. Not surprisingly, young people are least likely to call TV a necessity. Read More

  • Gresso "Skeleton" phone: You're doing it wrong

    Once again we welcome into the world a bit of conspicuous consumption so ham-handed that you actually get compassionate flop sweat for these people. The Gresso Avantgarde Skeleton is a “skeleton” phone with a display back. What does that mean? There’s a hole in the back so you can see the circuitry. This idea is so crazy that I wonder how much coke the creators did just to… Read More

  • The first 100% paper-made jeans in the world will set you back $5,400

    Hopefully better-looking than that (photo credit: Fashion Police) As the world’s first company, Tokyo-based Japan Pulp & Paper plans to sell jeans made entirely of Japanese paper. The jeans will be marketed as a collector’s item and limited to just 10 pairs. Buyers will have to pay $5,400 per pair. The company is using denim made from Washi, Japanese paper that’s tougher… Read More

  • Mobiado 105GMT

    I have an iPhone and I think it’s an expensive cellphone. But it does a lot more than a cellphone. So why would I buy something expensive that has the specs of a sub 100$ device and has “Dual inset 24 Karat gold plated crowns”? Anyone ever bought something like this?  Specs:
    Quadband GSM and dual band WCDMA, speaker phone, 3G luxury phone (?), 2 megapixel picture and… Read More

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