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Luxury Brands and Lifestyles, Values and Attitudes of Modern Society and Culture - Luxury Brands and Lifestyles, Values and Attitudes of Modern Society and Culture “Luxury is a necessity that begins where necessity ends” Coco Chanel The display of luxury signifies individual power and achievements. The manner which people dress reflects economic, political, social standing and self worth. Christian Dior quoted “it seems to me that women and men instinctively yearn to exhibit themselves”. Luxury in the fashion industry is usually defined in elements as: silk, gold, silver, and precious stones....   [tags: Luxury Brands Marketing Business] 1835 words
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India's Growing Prosperity Opens Up A New Market For Luxury-Goods Firms - At the end of the 19th century, India's maharajahs discovered a Parisian designer called Louis Vuitton and flooded his small factory with orders for custom-made Rolls-Royce interiors, leather picnic hampers and modish polo-club bags. But after independence, when India's princes lost much of their wealth, the orders dried up. Then in 2002 LVMH, the world's largest luxury-goods group, made a triumphant return to India, opening a boutique in Delhi and another in Mumbai in 2004. Its target was the new breed of maharajah produced by India's liberalised economy: flush, flash, and growing in number....   [tags: India Economy Luxury Market] 1626 words
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The World of Luxury: Louis Vuitton - ... It took Vuitton a few years to build up a status amongst Paris's fashionable class as one of the city's leading experts of his new skill. On December 2, 1851, 16 years after Vuitton arrived in Paris, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte acted a revolution. Accurately one year later, he accepted the title of Emperor of the French under the regal name Napoleon III. In the year 1854 was a year full of change and renovation for Vuitton. It was in this year that he met a beautiful seventeen year old lady named Clemence-Emilie Parriaux....   [tags: biography, brand, top] 1202 words
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Nike's Fame and Luxury - Today I will talk about the Nike brand and how it brings fame and luxury through its advertisements. According to Nike you have to “Just Do It.” The ads for Nike are effective because they offer consumers the fantasy of being famous and having all the luxury they’ve ever wanted. Whenever you think of Nike, most people are familiar with it. Nike Inc., which was established in 1978, is one of the most incredible brands in the industry still till this day. Its famous swoosh logo accumulates up to 17 billion dollars annually....   [tags: sports gear industry, business analysis] 1071 words
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Luxury Consumption - This is a literature review of online private shopping clubs a subcategory of luxury consumption. In this review, I will provide a brief orientation of luxury consumption and give further information about the latest consumer trend online private shopping clubs. The trend will be described in great detail and analysed. The term “luxury” is routinely used in our everyday life to refer to products, services or a certain lifestyle, often without a clear understanding of the luxury concept as it takes on many forms for different people and is dependent on the experience and mood of the consumer (Wiedmann et al, 2009)....   [tags: Business, Online Private Shopping Clubs] 2062 words
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Chinese Luxury Market - In 2005, Ernest & Young published a report on Chinese luxury market stating China has become the world’s third largest consumer of high-end fashions, accessories and other luxury goods and accounts for an estimated 12% of global sales (Young, 2005). Along with other similar reports on the booming growth of the Chinese economy and the luxury market in particular, many of the luxury brands originated from Western countries such as France, Italy and United Kingdom has already tapped into the market, those who haven’t already has plans for it are starting to do so....   [tags: Business, Consumers, Culture] 900 words
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Modern Day Luxury - Human kind has always felt the need to own luxurious items in order to show their social status. In Ancient Rome clothing was a symbol of status and power. The color purple was considered to be the most prestigious and the higher classes wore it to show their economic power. The reason for this prestige was that the most expensive dyes were used to produce the color purple. Therefore, the color became synonymous with wealth and power [Duffy, 2007]. Just as it worked in ancient Rome, people in modern societies have the desire to show their high social status....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Questions and Answers About Luxury Products - Questions and Answers: (2) How does a brand name or country of origin work as a heuristic. (3) Do ratings change as a function of the country of origin. (4) Are there any significant differences or similarities between domestic versus foreign brands for EACH fashion product (eg. A Chinese luxury brand versus an Australian luxury brand). (5) What are the implications for companies and businesses that use country of origin as a way of advertising / promoting their product and brands. a) Based on the results in question 4a, (2) How does a brand name or country of origin work as a heuristic(2 marks)....   [tags: customers, brand names]
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Positive Trends in Emerging Markets for Luxury Goods - Opportunities: Large Market for luxury goods and positive trends in emerging markets Trends that control the global luxury goods market are globalization, consolidation, and diversification (Tavoulari 1). Globalization is a result of the increased availability of these goods, additional luxury brands, and an increase in tourism. Consolidation involves the growth of big companies and ownership of brands across many divisions of luxury products. LVMH is one example, demonstrating to be one of the top luxury companies that dominate the market in segments ranging from luxury drinks to fashion and cosmetics....   [tags: brands, sales, pricing] 1886 words
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Preschool: A Right or a Luxury? - Preschool: A Right or a Luxury. If we had a tool that would improve our children's performance in school and social settings, lower the crime rate, lower teenage pregnancy, and save taxpayers' money, who wouldn't want to use it. Preschool is that tool, but few people pay attention to or care about preschool's potential benefits. For many parents, preschool is a valuable asset, providing their children with social play, fun, and an experience within a school-like setting. Children in preschool learn social skills like respect for authority, listening, and sharing; they also benefit from interaction with peers, which results in improved language and relational skills....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The New Luxury in Canada - The New Luxury in Canada Having a sister who married a Canadian, I can tell you that the standard of living there is good. Canadians, benefiting from their robust economy, can afford to buy premium products and services - the "new luxury". To meet the needs of these consumers, new luxury marketing strategies must innovatively incorporate three levels of a ladder of benefits: 1) superior quality, 2) functional performance, and 3) an emotional benefit which affects and engages the consumer. This consumer-driven, global economy – the "trading up" phenomenon - was created and is driven by social and economic demand factors below....   [tags: Canada Economy] 840 words
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The Perception of Luxury Scooter Brands of Vietnamese Consumers - Brand is one of the most important resources, the real identity, and public image for an organization (Heding, Knudtzen, &Bjerre, 2009). A brand represents the unique features, characteristics, quality, and reliability of the product of a company. A good brand develops an idiosyncratic, ever-lasting, and distinctive perception of the product in the minds of the customers. Keeping in view the significance of a brand, an organization must manage it in the same way as the other important organizational resources; like human, financial, physical, etc....   [tags: brand, public image, scooter] 1821 words
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Analysisng Consumer Motivations to Shop for Luxury Products Online - 1.0 Introduction In this chapter, the writer will demonstrate the methodology used in analysing consumer motivations to shop for luxury products online. Methodology plays an important role in the academic researches as it concerned with what method need to be used to carry out the study. Collins and Hussey (2003) stated that the use of methodology is the most important part of a research (Collins and Hussey, 2003). The structure of this chapter will display from research philosophy to the data collection methods and discuss the most appropriate methods that will be used in this research....   [tags: methodology, research, methods] 2173 words
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The House of Mirth: Breaking free from the Reins of Luxury - The lives we lead and the type of character we possess are said to be individual decisions. Yet from early stages in our life, our character is shaped by the values, customs and mindsets of those who surround us. The characteristics of this environment affect the way we think and behave ultimately shaping us into a product of the environment we are raised in. Lily Bart, the protagonist in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, is an exceedingly beautiful bachelorette who grows up accustomed to living a life of luxury amongst New York City’s upper-class in the 20th century....   [tags: Literature]
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Clean Water: Boring Beverage or Life Saving Luxury? - Water is essential to life and has been for as long as there has been life on this planet. Water is what makes Earth the only known home for life in the universe because all living organisms need water to survive. In America, unsoiled water is as easy as turning on the tap, but in many places around the world uncontaminated water is an unattainable luxury. The hardships tainted water poses on its consumers have been portrayed through the arts all around the world. Artwork, music, books, poetry, and many other mediums have illustrated the struggles the absence of clean water causes....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Purchase Intentions of Luxury Fashion Among Generation Y - 3.5.1 Primary Data Primary data refers to data observed or collected directly from first-hand experience. Primary data have collected for this research. Use the questionnaire to collect data from respondents to make research study on the factors that affecting the purchase intention of luxury fashion among generation Y in KLCC and Pavilion Mall Kuala Lumpur. The questionnaires will be distributed to 200 target respondents in KLCC and Pavilion mall. Respondents are required to answer all the 35 questions stated in questionnaires....   [tags: data, test, scale, mangement] 1555 words
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Luxury fror less - Luxury for Less For many American’s today, the stress of finding a good deal on a car seems far from relieving. But nowadays believe it or not, finding a car that gives you a “ bang for your buck” could quite possibly be at your nearest Nissan dealership. With outrageous gas prices and unpredictable weather, the sleek looking 2005 Nissan Sentra SE offers the affordability, performance, and modern appearance that most high-end vehicles offer as well. With current gas prices across the country rising daily, the 2005 Nissan Sentra SE offers affordability with maintaining 37 mpg for highway mileage, along with 29 mpg for city mileage....   [tags: essays research papers] 337 words
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LVMH: Diversification Strategy into Luxury Goods - LVMH: Diversification Strategy into Luxury Goods Strategic Issues      By 2002, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton was the world’s largest luxury products company, enjoying annual sales of 12.2 billion euros. LVMH carries the most prestigious brand names in wine, champagne, fashion, jewelry, and perfume. Upon entrance of this luxury product industry, LVMH was aware that they produced products that nobody needed, but that were desired by millions across the world. This desire in some way fulfills a fantasy, making consumers feel as though they must buy it, or else they will not be in the moment, and thus will be left behind....   [tags: CGSE Business Management Strategic Essays] 1494 words
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Why Do Poor People Waste Money on Luxury Goods? - “OMG”. You see that black young gal coming out of that Mercedes Benz. Oh. And she has on a Dolce & Gabbana dress. I wish I was like her” said a nosey Bahamian woman. “Don’t let dem materialistic tings fool ya girl, that’s Shirley’s daughter who live Bain town with both her parents, that’s all for show cuz she just got her a-sue money so she flaunting, watch next week you will see her in a lancer” said another lady. The world we live in, people judge you based on your appearance; so there’s no better way than to prove to those that you are living well than with luxurious possessions....   [tags: mercedes, clothes, worth] 1009 words
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Christian Dior and the House of Dior: Luxury and Brilliant Style Combined - “When I opened my couture house I decided to dress only the most fashionable women from the first ranks of society.” –Christian Dior Christian Dior impacted fashion by establishing the house of Dior, and creating the New Look in 1947. When Dior created his designs, he looked back on his French country heritage and childhood for inspiration. The House of Dior still incorporates Christian Dior’s past into modern day designs and honors his traditions. (De Racogne) The New Look shocked people out of World War II and austerity and into a new era of elegant fashion....   [tags: Fashion World] 2666 words
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Phone Usage in Schools: A Given Luxury, or a Deterrent from Learning? - ... In 1963, the first pushbutton telephone was distributed by the company, Bell Telephone. In 1983, the first cellular device, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, was created, which took the world by storm. Soon later, miniature computers were being put in these devices, allowing the user to browse parts of the web while on their cellular device. Yet we wouldn’t see a product that allowed us to browse the web, communicate with others, and let us store music and run apps, until 2007. (http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/05/the-evolution-of-cell-phone-design-between-1983-2009/, pages 1-3.) The IPhone was by far the most revolutionary phone to be created, being the first of its kind, many other compa...   [tags: teenagers, websites, constitution] 916 words
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Ad Targeting of Two Watches, Rolex and Citizen - ... The dark colors of the photos best represent the luxury, elegance, and the history that comes with the Rolex name. The photos are rectangular with straight lines, which associates with masculinity, technology, and the quality engineering in each Rolex watch. (Signs found in Visual Media Messages). The masculinity of the ad is then magnified by having 9 out of the 10 celebrities being successful males – while the 1 woman pictured in the ad is Sophia Loren, a well-known and flattered pinup actress in the 1950 and 1960’s....   [tags: consumer, luxury, eco-drive] 1677 words
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Perception About Branded Clothes Among the Youth of Karachi - PERCEPTION ABOUT BRANDED CLOTHES AMONG THE YOUTH OF KARACHI Literature Review Perception is the point of view, thoughts and feelings a person has about something and acts according to his/her perceived views. Every individual has a different perception and acts according to it. The perception he/she has about specific things is considered to be the reality for him/her. Every individual holds a different perception about different branded products as well because of the differences in the importance of certain factors of the brands for each of them....   [tags: luxury, identity, social status] 527 words
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Analysis of The Singer Solution to World Poverty by Peter Singer - Saint Augustine once said, “Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” (Augustine). Augustine's belief that it is the duty of the individual to assist those less fortunate than themselves is expressed in the essay "The Singer Solution to World Poverty" by Peter Singer. Singer shares his conviction that those living in luxury should support those struggling to survive in poverty. Singer adopts the persona of a sage utilitarian philosopher who judges the morality of actions based on the consequences that are wrought by them....   [tags: individual, luxury, poverty, morality] 822 words
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World Poverty and the Individual's Responsibilities - Saint Augustine once suggested, “Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others” (Augustine). Augustine's notion that it is the duty of the individual to aid those less fortunate than themselves is expounded upon in the essay "The Singer Solution to World Poverty" by Peter Singer. Singer shares his conviction that those living in luxury should support those struggling to survive in poverty. He adopts the persona of a sage utilitarian philosopher who judges the morality of actions based on the consequences that are wrought by them....   [tags: luxury, poverty, lifestyle, give] 1467 words
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The Influence of Social Class in The Geat Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - American Classic, The Great Gatsby captures the life of the rich and poor during the 1920’s, just before The Great Depression. In the novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald presents his interpretation of the american dream through the character Jay Gatsby. The great Jay Gatsby is rich, successful and well known, but it wasn't enough for him unlike other characters in the novel. Gatsby’s American Dream was represented by a green light across the bay that overlooked West Egg, Long Island, where old money lived....   [tags: luxury, dream, wealth]
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Ralph Lauren, The Fashion Giant Offers Strong Growth Prospects - Ralph Lauren (RL), the world’s premier luxury lifestyle brand, is considerably lagging its industry peers of late. In the last 12 months, the stock has declined approximated 4.2% whereas most of its peers have managed high double-digit returns. However, considering its growth strategies, recent earnings-beat, bullish future outlook and general industry trends, Ralph Lauren has all the qualities a good investment should possess. Solid Q3 earnings and improved guidance Driven by a strong top-line performance along with leveraged selling, general and administrative (SG&A), Ralph Lauren earnings per diluted share surged 11% to $2.57 in the fiscal-third quarter....   [tags: investment, revenue, luxury] 1132 words
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Celebrities´ Suffer from Emotional Abuse and Invasion of Privacy - ... According to Dictionary.com a paparazzo is “a freelance photographer especially one who takes candid pictures of celebrities for publication”. Paparazzi and stalkers are one and the same. The Stalking Resource Center and many other states describe stalking as, “Following, approaching, or confronting that person, or a member of that person's immediate family and also, appearing in close proximity to, or entering the person's residence, place of employment, school, or other place where the person can be found, or the residence, place of employment or school of a member of that person's immediate family.” Paparazzi are found on several occasions committing these same acts....   [tags: paparazzi, photography, luxury] 703 words
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Emerging Markets: High Fashion Fights Recession - ... Appendix 1 depicts Malow’s pyramid. This pyramid acts like a pendulum. This pendulum shifts as changes occur within a person’s lives. These changes can affect a person’s psychological needs. On an individual level this may not impact an industry however on a large scale these psychological needs can have a profound effect on a business. In 2008 the world recession had a profound effect on the luxurious goods industry. To illustrate this let’s presume luxury goods fulfill a person’s need of esteem (see Appendix 1)....   [tags: dress, appearance, luxury and fashion]
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Louis Vuitton in Japan - 1. What has made Louis Vuitton’s business model successful in the Japanese luxury market. According to Hill, Wee and Udayasankar, the success of the company’s strategy can be measured by the value created for shareholders. To maximize the value, managers can increase the profitability by picking a position in the efficiency frontier with supportive internal operations and appropriate organization structure. In fact, Louis Vuitton had outstanding performance on that. In the primary activities, several measures are taken to control cost and create value....   [tags: Business Model, Luxury Market]
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The Spirit of Ecstasy - ... Although, the meaning of it may symbolize many different things to many different people, it is widely recognized as one of the most famous icons ever created. It is known as the “Spirit of Ecstasy”. The hood ornament was reworked for the 21st century to commemorate 100 years since its inception. The goddess continues to be a symbol of luxury and also the company’s dedication to perfection.” Meaningful is another quality that this company has demonstrated through their brand. “A global study by MPG Media Contacts and Havas Media shows that more "meaningful" brands lead to greater business success....   [tags: brand name, quality, luxury] 1017 words
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Luxury Modern Interior Design - Any home can satisfy the fair presentation of rudimentary methods of interior design. Some people study interior design to be very good at it, but there are people who are gifted with an eye for beauty and for interior design. A person who is creative can do some interior designing on his own even without training prescribed. Those who have an eye for what is aesthetic can just as easily decorate and design your own house number in their tastes. Of course, it helps to read books and articles about designing to be updated in the basic procedures and latest design....   [tags: the art of decorating a living space] 603 words
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Brave New World: Idea of the Future - Imagine a life of luxury and happiness. Sounds like a dream . . . but what if it was reality. Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World explains how society turns into a dystopian future. He shows a world where humans are developed and controlled in means of stability. Aldous Huxley was raised in a family well-known for their intellectual and scientific achievements (Magill 952 -956). Therefore, he became a genius and even a prodigy for being brilliant and creative (Napierkowski and Stanley 32-34). He grew up to be a famous author, making science fiction and futuristic novels....   [tags: luxury, dystopian future, aldoues huxley]
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How Geely Waited for Volvo - How Geely Waited for Volvo 1)For what reasons did Geely want to buy Volvo. For a very long period of time, Volvo, a famous carmaker, has not been the moneymaker, constantly declining in sales while under Ford leadership. The Swedish origin company lost more than $2.6 billion in just two years (Welch D., March 29, 2010), before it was acquired by Zhejiang Geely Automotive Group (in further text, Geely), a Chinese based enterprise mostly focused on motorcycles, engines, transmissions and automobiles....   [tags: chinese luxury market, car industry]
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The Rise of Tesla Motors - ... What makes Tesla different than every other car company. They sell electric vehicles, and electric vehicles only. The most popular car Tesla has released is the Model S, which is a luxury electric sedan that sells for $70,000. The Model S was voted the Motor Trend Car of 2013, and according to Tesla is one of the safest cars ever, but there is one big difference from any other electric car. The battery in each Tesla car is actually made up of thousands of lithium-ion cells, which is different than most electric vehicles....   [tags: car market, luxury electric vehicles]
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CRM Implementation at Audi - CRM Implementation at Audi In early 2000’s when global car markets, particularly luxury car markets were getting more and more competitive and consolidated, and product innovation was increasingly becoming imperative for all leading luxury car makers, Audi took strategic decision of making a Premium customer experience with the support of CRM its core competency with the long-term commitment to make the car buyer lifecycle and experience as hassle-free and personalized as possible. The case is mainly narrates the CRM progress of Audi till 2004 and mainly focuses on Italy operations and steps taken in that region....   [tags: global car markets, luxury car markets]
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Mercedes-Benz Cars - The name Mercedes-Benz entails a plethora of thoughts from elegance to performance. Mercedes has a connotation of being the quintessential form of a German-made car. They combine luxury and performance to make the perfect vehicle. 'The best or nothing', the slogan for Mercedes-Benz sums up the past, present, and future for their company. The company’s two founders, (Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler) have been making history since the year 1886 ("A Star). The timeless body styling of all Mercedes-Benz models require no annual changes....   [tags: Germany, Luxury Cars, Automobiles]
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The Louis Vuitton Story - Over the years, Louis Vuitton has been known as the European’s sector most leading line within the market specializing in the sales of luxury products and services throughout Japan as well as the multi-national firm as a whole. The mission of Louis Vuitton states that the organization has a representation of offering the most refined qualities of Western “Art de Vivre” around the world (www.sliclvmh.blogspot.com). The organization has become the most profitable business in Japan due to its superior ratings in the European market with the delivery of unique features and special branding management styles that have integrated culture beyond the norms of the consumers’ mindsets and craftsmanshi...   [tags: Japan, Europe, luxury brand, economy, clothing]
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Hermes´ Sucessful Factor - How has Hermès 172-year-old French leather-goods company remained successful. Before visiting, I just know Hermes is a famous and luxury brand. During the visiting, I found that they have to successful factors. Let me try to explain more. First of all, let me introduce the background of Hermes. Hermès is a French high fashion brand, which is established in 1837, specializing in leather, ready-to-wear, accessories, perfumery, and luxury goods. Their logo is a Duc carriage with horse. In 1837, Thierry Hermès was built up harness workshop on the Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris....   [tags: leather, luxury brand, elegance, high-class] 1699 words
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A Lifestyle of Greed: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - The epigraph of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, written by Thomas Parke D’Invilliers, gives an insight to the overarching idea of using wealth to attain the interest of a lover in the book and the events that may take place and reads: Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry “Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!” can be interpreted to signify the idea that the only way to win the attention of a girl is to use material deception....   [tags: Epigraph, Flaunting Wealth, Luxury]
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Necessary Bans on How to Spend Welfare Dollars - After watching the State of the State address by Governor Paul Lepage, last Tuesday night, I was astounded that our governor proposed placing bans on the use of welfare dollars to buy items such as tobacco products and adult entertainment. (I have attached the Governors State of the State address below) Is this something that needs to be proposed, or is this something that a ban should have been placed on when the current system was implemented though. Why would we give American taxpayers dollars away to needy people and not place any limits on those dollars....   [tags: luxery food, taxpayers, EBT holders] 1063 words
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Social Bookmark Submissions - 10 SOCIAL BOOKMARK SUBMISSIONS http://www.luxurychaletcollection.com luxury chalet -2 1. The Top 20 Luxury Chalet and Lodges in the Alps To find the top 20 luxury chalet and lodges in the Alps, holidaymakers can visit this page for more information. 2. Top 20 Collection of Luxury Chalet from France, Switzerland and Austria To view the top 20 collection of luxury chalet and lodges of France, Switzerland and Austria, tourists can find usable details on this page. luxury ski chalet holiday -2 1. The Finest Luxury Ski Chalet Holiday Guide To view the finest luxury ski chalet holiday guide to rent in the Alps, this portal features valuable information for interested guests....   [tags: Travel] 742 words
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Analyzing Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class - In 1899 Thorstein Veblen wrote The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions. In this work, Veblen presented critical thinking that pertains to people’s habits and their related social norms. He explores the way certain people disregard the divisions that exist within the social system, while subsequently emulating certain aspects of the leisure class in an effort to present an image of higher social status. He also presented the theory of conspicuous consumption, which refers to an instance when a person can fulfill their needs by purchasing a product at a lower cost that is equal in quality and function to its more expensive counterpart; however, said person chooses...   [tags: conspicuous consuption] 856 words
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Designer Apparel Market in Australia - ... Furthermore, at first even though Australia picked up the e-commerce trend gradually, now they have fully incorporated online retailing, which has led to more spending on luxury brands. E-tailers such as ASOS have set up local distribution centres to meet the growing demand. Lastly, in 2013 the current value growth of 5% was marginally higher then the review period current value of 4%. This is mainly because the demand for luxury goods increased. Overall, the luxury apparel market has quite a few trends in Australia and this is primarily due to the fact that the size of the market is growing....   [tags: marketing, brands, companies] 1191 words
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How to Make Compact Bathroom Design Plans Luxurious - Compact bathroom design plans usually have just a bathtub, sink, and toilet. The plans usually call for just the most utilitarian of these items and don't really include much in the way of style and flair in the bathroom space. However, you can get quite a bit of beauty and elegance into a compact bathroom design by using elegantly designed tubs, toilets, and sinks in your bathroom. One way to include sophistication and elegance in your bathroom design plans is to select a series of magnificent bathtubs for your home's bathroom....   [tags: Elegance, Bathtub, Sink]
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Crime of Fashion: Counterfeiting Goods in the Fashion Industry - ... Buttons on designer items should have the brand’s logo, if appropriate; real leather have an irregular texture while fake have consistent pattern; fastenings on luxury handbags are heavy, glide easily, and often have a matte finish (nerdgraph.com and dontybuyfakes.com). Consumers should consider the negative part of purchasing counterfeit goods and be more aware of the product they want to purchase. Paris has been the staple city for many luxury items for women. Brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton have derived from that city....   [tags: creativity, goods, industry] 2652 words
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Cabinet-maker Eugene Prevost and The Prevost Company - Prevost Prevost is a high-end luxury coach manufacturer with more than 85 years of Prevost quality and the company came into existence back in 1924 when cabinet-maker Eugene Prevost created his first wooden coach body (Prevost, 2014). Prevost has been able to withstand the test of time and separate itself from its competitors by offering unparalleled customer service and achieving industry high marks in customer satisfaction. Prevost has been able to achieve industry highs in customer satisfaction by providing cutting edge innovation, utilizing quality products, while continuing to focus on customer needs and after-sales service (Prevost, 2014)....   [tags: quality, innovation, manufacturing]
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