What is Luxury? (Review of Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster)

DeluxeI bought Dana Thomas’ Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster because every where I read, the buzz was on this book.  I started this awhile ago, but just finished it this week.  I go between 3 and 4 books at a time.  But this book really makes me think.  What exactly is luxury?  Is it the latest bag, cosmetic, or clothing?  Are we really paying for quality or quantity?  I believe it’s both.  Luxury for me is a good night’s sleep, traveling, wine, people, books, music, hospitality, beauty products and life.  If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I think luxury is as well.  Linda Grant did an amazing review of the book for the Bag Snob.  It’s well worth the read.  This is the lecture/book signing I attended after my rude experience at a beauty counter.  Was that deja vu?  Perhaps.

Because knowledge is beautiful and you should never waste the pretty!

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  1. I just read this book a few weeks ago and found it quite fascinating. Especially about the Asian markets and the future of the luxury market.

  2. I liked your note on this book. Could not work out the trackback, so wanted to let you know that I have linked this article in my weekly review!
    Thx,
    B

  3. I, too, just read Deluxe. I thought it was amazing – very thought provoking and fascinating for anyone who loves style.

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