Luxury goods Archive

The Plateau for High-End Spirits

Have you ever paid $250 for a bottle of liquor, thinking that premium price equates to extra quality? Hate to break it to you, but you’ve probably been duped by crafty marketing. As this newspaper article (which appeared in longer form in the Wall Street Journal) notes, after a certain point you’re just paying for [...]

Nice Gear and Free Shipping

This is the time of year with the travel gear websites go all out to take advantage of the holiday shopping season. If you have a special someone on your list who has been more nice than naughty (or at least naughty in the right way), these online gear retailers are offering free shipping for [...]

Robb Report’s Luxury Index

A few weeks back, Robb Report launched a Luxury Travel Index to track the ups and downs of public companies peddling luxury goods. The goal is to have an index that shows the overall strength of this loosely defined industry, which doesn’t fit into one segment such as fashion, travel, real estate, or jewelry. So [...]

A $300 Million Private Plane

Just when you start thinking there must surely be a limit to how much money the super-rich have to burn, a story comes along to show us differently. Apparently the world’s largest jet will not go into commercial use, but is being bought by an unnamed Middle Eastern head of state. For $300 million. That [...]

Does “Luxury” Still Mean Something?

On this site we try to bring attention to the superlative experiences and hotels. We use the word luxury in its true sense, but admit that it’s an easy word to abuse. A car review article in the Wall Street Journal this past Friday summed it up well. “Does ‘luxury’ mean anything anymore? Overused by [...]