French fashion house Hermes was recently blasted on the New York City-based blog, The Awl, for selling a T-shirt with a heart-attack inducing price tag of US$91,500 at its men’s store on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. And that is not to include sales tax that would be around US$8000. According to the author, Choire Sicha, the pricey shirt hangs unobtrusively on one of the store’s shelves among other Hermes merchandise with more down-to-earth prices.
Sicha described the tee as “made out of crocodile leather, luxurious and beautifully sewn.” He didn’t try it on but he thinks it is “rather uncomfortable, and perhaps a little heavy, for a t-shirt.” Read more
Water is the most precious liquid on earth. Every living creature needs water to survive. But for the wealthy, ordinary water just won’t quench their thirst. Just like everything else that they wear, touch, ride on, live in, eat and drink, a basic need like water must be something fancy enough such that the rest of the world could not afford to get their hands on.
There have been plenty of designer water out there. Some sourced from the most secluded of locations while others contained in the most exquisite bottles made of precious materials and bedecked with jewels. However, all of them will not match the superiority of the Aurum 79.
At $900,000 per bottle, the Aurum 79 is currently the world’s most expensive bottled water. The bottle alone is crafted from the finest crystal glass and adorned with pure 24-carat gold and embedded with a total of 113 dazzling diamonds.
Scrabble is one of the most popular board games of all times. Almost everybody I know owns a scrabble set, which includes the very familiar square board made of cardboard, letter tiles and tile racks made from cheap plastic or wood! Scores are jotted down on paper using a pen. No fuss, no complicated accoutrements, just simple wholesome fun.
Recently, Mind Sports International decided that the lowly game board needs a high-tech and expensive make-over. In time for the company’s upcoming festival in Prague (December 1-4, 2012), a new state-of-the-art Scrabble board was developed. The technologically-advanced game board features LEDs, RFID chips and software that transmits the game to the Internet in real time, eliminating the need to record and track scores with pen and paper.
If you are looking for an over-the-top nail treatment, you might want to consider Azature’s Black Diamond Nail Polish. With a price tag of $250,000 a bottle, this has got to be the most expensive nail paint in the market. Created by Azature, a Los Angeles-based designer, known for his fine jewelry collections, deluxe chocolates, and a clientele that includes Hollywood A-listers such as Beyonce, Rihanna and Jeniffer Lopez, this Black Diamond Nail Polish gives manicure a whole new meaning: extravagance.
Each bottle of this high end black nail polish contains 267 carats of black diamonds that give nails that unique shimmer and finish. As if the sky-high price is not enough to make it affordable only to the rich and famous, the company will be producing only one bottle of the expensive nail polish to make it even more exclusive to the top tier of the luxury market.
Swiss luxury company, Golden Dreams, releases the world’s most luxurious iPhone 5 collection using precious materials including alligator leather, diamonds and 24 karat gold. Each iPhone is finely hand-crafted by skilled artisans following the Swiss impeccable craftsmanship and precision, which made the most-sought-after mobile device even more high-end.
Golden Dream’s premium iPhone phone collection comes in three editions: the Desert Edition, Gold Edition and Diamond Edition. The Desert Edition, also known as the first leather covered iPhone 5 in the market, uses genuine ‘Mississippi Alligator’ that gives the device’s back that distinctive look and feel. The leather also comes in a palette of black, orange, or white that suits every client’s preference, further redefining luxury and exclusivity. Read more