Just in time for the holidays, it looks like the luxury consumer is back.
After several years of belt-tightening, it may be time to lavish those you love with something more extravagant this holiday season.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Why rent a hotel room, when you can rent the entire hotel? To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Mandarian Oriental Tokyo Hotel, there is a promotion that will provide one lucky customer use of the entire hotel for 21 hours.
Michael Kors Cashmere Fur-Lined Hoodie
Can’t think of many things that would be more comfortable than a soft cashmere hoodie, except one like this, which is lined with plush rabbit fur.
Virgin Galactic Charter to Space
Price: $200,000 per person
Love someone to the moon and back? Give them an out-of-this-world experience by chartering a flight with Virgin Galactic. So far, at least 370 customers have plunked down deposits totaling $50 million to reserve future flights.
Steiff Mariane Meisel Bear
This is a limited edition, exclusive item with only 25 pieces made. Handcrafted in German Schulte Mohair, this bear is dedicated to Mariane Meisel, the 98-year-old daughter of Richard Steiff, inventor of the teddy bear.
Bentley GMT Chronograph
Whether or not you drive a Bentley, you can brandish the brand wherever you go. Bentley has forged several partnerships to broaden the range luxury goods it offers. Items run the gamut from writing instruments by Tibaldi to sunglasses by Estede, skis by Zai, leather goods by Robert Ettinger of London and newly announced scarves by Heritage Cashmere.
Ok, so maybe it’s a little absurd to use a $1,555 Chanel case to hold a $499 tablet computer, but there are more expensive ones, including Tod’s alligator iPad that costs about $4,900, and think of all the heads you’ll turn.
Prada Swing Sunglasses
Prada has collaborated with Luxottica on these sunglasses, which modernize the 50s-style cat frame. They come in black, ivory and tortoise.
Stuart Weitzman Crystal Thigh-High Boots
These thigh-high boots are fit for a rockstar. In fact, Rihanna wore a black version of on her latest tour. Glittering with more than 22,000 Swarovski crystals, each set by hand—a feat that demands more than 200 hours of labor—the boots provide a unique twist on this season’s hot trend of boots that come over the knee. The boots are available at Saks and the Stuart Weitzman boutique in New York City.
Emilio Pucci Knit Top With Feathers
Clothing is another popular gift choice. The feathers that adorn this top from Italian designer Emilio Pucci provide a dramatic look that’s perfect for the holidays.
Tiffany & Co.’s Laurelton Top Handle Bag
This handle-framed bag features glazed espresso-colored crocodile and 24-karat gold-plated brass hardware. The bag is lined with Tiffany Blue leather, with interior pockets, a zipper compartment, and a key ring.