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Gucci and Louis Vuitton are the world’s most valuable luxury fashion brands

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Gucci and Louis Vuitton have topped the fashion category of the world’s most valuable luxury brands, according to Brand Finance’s annual report. The fashion houses came in second and third respectively on the general round-up after Porsche, which was ranked the most valuable luxury brand in the world.

The brand valuation consultancy’s annual list ranks businesses based on the overall brand value as well as their power in influencing consumers’ choices, based on criteria including marketing investments, familiarity, loyalty, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation, according to WWD.

Other fashion houses which ranked highly on the list included Cartier in third, Chanel in fourth and Hermès in fifth. Rolex, Dior and Coach also featured in the top 10.

Despite these brands performing well against competitors, the outlook is still predictably bleak following an incredibly difficult year globally as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brand Finance

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beauty

The Best Luxury Beauty Deals to Shop

If the words Prime Day luxury beauty deals send a shiver down your spine, you’ve come to the right place. While Amazon might bring kitchen supplies, textbooks, and fashion basics to mind, any good beauty obsessive knows the mega-retailer is the place to score luxury beauty products with two-day shipping. And once a year, its massive Amazon Prime Day event is the best way to get your favorite products for a serious discount—we’re talking up to 40% off, people!

While most of 2020 has been disappointing to say the least, we’re happy to report that this year’s Amazon Prime Day beauty deals are truly delivering. From the best eyeliner we’ve ever tried to a device that will have friends wondering if you got a face lift, the offerings are on par with some of our favorite beauty retailers. The only downside? There’s so much good stuff on sale, combing through

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24 Best Prime Day Luxury Beauty Deals in 2020: NuFace, Stila, GHD

If the words “Prime Day luxury beauty deals” send a shivers down your spine, you’ve come to the right place. While Amazon might bring kitchen supplies, textbooks, and fashion basics to mind, any good beauty obsessive knows the mega-retailer is the place to score luxury beauty products with two day shipping. And once a year, its massive Amazon Prime Day event is the best way to get your favorite products for a serious discount—we’re talking up to 40% off, people!

While most of 2020 has been disappointing to say the least, we’re happy to report that this year’s Amazon Prime Day beauty deals are truly delivering. From the best eyeliner we’ve ever tried to a device that will have friends wondering if you got a face lift, the offerings are on par with some of our favorite beauty retailers. The only downside? There’s so much good stuff on sale, combing

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style

Inside the dream home: $5.9-million Oakville residence will channel Miami-style luxury

What if snow melted the moment it hit your driveway? Could your home’s temperature adjust itself according to the seven-day weather forecast? How would warm floors feel beneath your feet in every room you walked through?

The 23-foot-high great room sits in the heart of the home's main floor and blends together with the open kitchen.

Those conveniences are among the features of a new home in Oakville that is unsurpassed “from a design and tech perspective” in that market, says broker Steve Bailey of The Agency.

The five-bedroom showstopper, going for just under $6 million, is as smart and smart-looking as they come, said Bob Zamani, property manager for Zamani Homes, which is building the spec home in a prestigious enclave bordering Lake Ontario.

Deep tones contrast with a pale wall and floor palette in the kitchen that will include a bar-style island and built-in wine cellar.

Showcasing the latest technology, it will include lights that dim or brighten by sliding a finger on a pad; a fingerprint scan to unlock the front door; and features such as music and window blinds that respond to spoken or touch commands.

One timely innovation

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jewelry

Get To Know Black-Owned Luxury Jewelry Brand Yenae

Luxury Jewelry Brand Yenaé Is Bringing Ancient African Glam To The Mainstream

It’s a late Friday morning in New York when Black female entrepreneurs Felekech “Fei” Biratu and Seble Alemayehu join me to discuss the creation of Yenaé, their luxury jewelry collection. The line has been steadily rising in popularity, especially among individuals looking for jewelry with meaning.  Alemayehu is dialing in from the DC area while Biratu joins in from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—where they run half the company. Despite living 7,000 miles and a 7-hour time difference away from each other, the two are friends and partners who make it work.

“We’ve known each other for a long time,” Alemayehu muses. “Fei and I are from Ethiopia. We moved to the US right after finishing high school.” The friends were living in different parts of the U.S. but ended up attending the same graduate school. Alemayehu shares, “both of us are very business minded, passionate about our culture, and jewelry lovers.”

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accesories

Vivrelle Partners With ShopStyle to Launch New Rental Program Offering a Sustainable Alternative to Shopping Luxury Accessories

The Luxury Accessories Membership Club Has Partnered with the Premier Online Shopping Platform to Offer a More Flexible Way to Shop

Vivrelle, a first-of-its-kind luxury accessories membership club, has partnered with leading fashion and lifestyle shopping platform ShopStyle, to prioritize sustainability, optionality, and affordability. Consumers will benefit from a more intuitive online shopping experience, making it more convenient to find deals and purchase items they love. Like Vivrelle members, shoppers using ShopStyle can access a robust collection of coveted designer handbags, jewelry, watches and diamonds from brands like Hermes, Chanel, Cartier and more for a monthly membership fee, delivering an enhanced shopping experience vis-a-vis:

  • Accessible Price Points: Vivrelle offers unparalleled value for its members, providing access to luxury accessories up to $4,000 in retail value starting at just $99/month!

  • Unlimited Flexibility: With a dedication to making luxury accessories fun, affordable and sustainable, Vivrelle provides members with the ability to borrow

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Vivrelle Partners With ShopStyle to Launch New Rental Program Offering a Sustainable Alternative to Shopping Luxury Accessories – Press Release

NEW YORK–(Business Wire)–Vivrelle, a first-of-its-kind luxury accessories membership club, has partnered with leading fashion and lifestyle shopping platform ShopStyle, to prioritize sustainability, optionality, and affordability. Consumers will benefit from a more intuitive online shopping experience, making it more convenient to find deals and purchase items they love. Like Vivrelle members, shoppers using ShopStyle can access a robust collection of coveted designer handbags, jewelry, watches and diamonds from brands like Hermes, Chanel, Cartier and more for a monthly membership fee, delivering an enhanced shopping experience vis-a-vis:

  • Accessible Price Points: Vivrelle offers unparalleled value for its members, providing access to luxury accessories up to $4,000 in retail value starting at just $99/month!
  • Unlimited Flexibility: With a dedication to making luxury accessories fun, affordable and sustainable, Vivrelle provides members with the ability to borrow items with no return date. Members can swap monthly or any time following!
  • A Unique Try-Before-You-Buy Model: A core
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Social Distance In Style In This Luxury Former Cold War Bunker In London

Do unusual homes require a different kind of sales marketing? The owner of this converted Cold War bunker in northwest London clearly thinks so.

The sales particulars for this 10,000-square-foot concrete house describes it as a “pandemic refuge”, and says that it anticipates buyers from the following categories: “a secretive businessman, celebrity avoiding paparazzi, young or old playboy, trophy hoarder, car collector, original thinker, eccentric intellectual.”

The owner, rather than the selling agent, came up with the quirky description, according to a spokesperson for FW Gapp, the estate agency selling the grade II listed property, which is on sale for $12.9 million and lies in the suburb of Mill Hill.

The Cold War relic, once part of

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Gucci and The RealReal are teaming to sell used luxury fashion



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In the latest sign luxury companies can’t ignore the booming secondhand market, Gucci and luxury consignment site The RealReal today announced a new partnership.

Through the end of the year, The RealReal will have a dedicated portal on its site for Gucci products. Some of the more than 2,000 items will be consigned by The RealReal’s customers, but Gucci is supplying products as well. They are items the label primarily used for occasions such as photoshoots and were never previously sold, according to The RealReal’s head of communications, Erin Santy.

The companies are pitching the deal as a sustainability effort. Watchdogs have called for fashion to embrace a circular model, where clothing gets reused rather than discarded, to address the industry’s damaging environmental impact. A healthy resale market is vital to this aim. The

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How Technology Is Helping Luxury Fashion Brands Gain Traction

Overall, the advent of technology marked a new dawn for the entire world. Clearly, the reality of life has never been the same since advancements in technology have become part of our everyday lives. Nevertheless, and on a positive note, it continues to change and evolve for the betterment of mankind. In a sense, technology has developed life into a fine balance of convenience and production. The result being that we now have the ability to complete da-to-day tasks more rapidly and with much less effort.

Luxury fashion houses such as Chanel and Balmain are particularly attuned to this moment, as the progression of technology promises to imbue

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