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Hermès Birkin Bag Becomes Even Harder To Acquire In 2018

The chasm between demand and supply of Hermès Birkin handbags is greater than ever according to the latest market research conducted by ultra-luxury consignment service, Baghunter. Factors such as a growing US economy and celebrities continually pictured with Birkin bags have both contributed to an increase in demand. Meanwhile, a decrease in Birkin owners willing to sell their coveted possession has brought about a mini-Hermès drought across the secondary market. As one of the largest consignors of Hermès bags in the United States, Baghunter has analyzed company data including the number of clients and collectors inquiring about selling or consigning...

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How to Wear Fall 2018 Trends

Choosing to follow clothing trends is a double-edged sword: you want to look modern, but you don’t want to throw your money away on items that will only be “in” for a season! The good news is, you can rock some of this year’s hottest runway looks by collecting a few key pieces or re-imagining some of the things you already have in your wardrobe. Below Opulent Jewelers will show you how to wear a few fashions from Fall 2018 by styling timeless pieces that you’ll keep for years to come. Whether you’re one to make a daring statement...

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Luxury eyewear – how to get it right, every time

Most of us will wear glasses at some point in our lives, whether for distance, reading or simply being able to see in the sun. Choosing the right pair can be a daunting task, especially for those of us who are conscious about being on trend. Here’s a guide especially for the luxury-living consumer, so that you make the right decisions. Shop designers you trust In the eyewear sphere, there are some big names out there for both regular glasses and sunglasses. You’ve probably heard of Ray-Ban and Oakley, because these are known for putting out iconic frames. You’ll...

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Ibiza Concludes Its 2018 Edition

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Ibiza, showcasing one of Spain’s biggest resort collections has drawn to a close, marking one of Spain’s most successful fashion events of the year and establishing itself as a leading platform for Spanish fashion. The event featured a catwalk around the iconic Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel swimming pool featuring Spanish designers Alvarno, Andrés Sardá, Jorge Vázquez, 2nd LAB by The 2nd Skin Co, Custo Barcelona and London based designer Melissa Odabash. Organised by Mercedes-Benz Spain and Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, together with Madrid’s international trade fair institution, IFEMA, following Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Ibiza welcomed more than 500...

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Top 5 Reasons to Consign, From an Expert

Many of us hold onto our favorite designer gowns or bags because of the nostalgia they evoke. Prom 2004 was great, but why do you still have it hanging in your closet? Getting rid of a dress that cost you an arm and a leg and was your favorite item a few years back is not as easy as it sounds. However, as the seasons change, so should your wardrobe. Luxury Garage Sale (LGS), a leading online authenticated luxury consignment store with boutiques across the country, makes selling these items easy, stress-free and lucrative. We sat down with Brielle...

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The 5 Most Coveted Watches of All Time

While we’re trying to stay warm on this Spring Snow Day…we thought we’d share a little bit of luxury – new, celebrated luxury watch e-tailer, Bright Society, has recently released the World’s Most Coveted Watches.  With one-of-a-kind access to the most seasoned luxury watch experts, along with their team’s knowledge that enables them to buy and sell the world’s rarest watches – the ecommerce site has included each of the five styles below along with a bit about each and why it makes the list. Rolex Daytona Paul Newman A rare sports watch desired for its collectability, the Paul Newman...

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Balenciaga, Master of Couture at Montreal’s McCord Museum

The Montreal’s McCord Museum North American exclusive fashion exhibition on Balenciaga. From June 15 to October 14, 2018, the McCord Museum in Montreal is pleased to present a North American exclusive premiere–Balenciaga, Master of Couture, a major fashion exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Revered by his contemporaries and future fashion designers alike, Cristóbal Balenciaga represents the pinnacle of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s. His exquisite craftsmanship, pioneering use of fabrics and innovative cutting set the tone for the modernity of late 20th century fashion. This exhibition takes an almost forensic look at...

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2018: The Year of the Sapphire

There is nothing more elegant and eye-catching than the piercing blue of a sapphire gemstone, especially in contrast to brilliant white accent diamonds on a platinum background. That’s why 2018 is going to see an upswing in the popularity of sapphires. To purchase the most dazzling gems of the highest quality and get the most noteworthy pieces possible, you must first know a bit about sapphires. History and Symbolism The word sapphire is a derivative of the Greek term “sapherios” and the Latin term “saphirus,” both of which mean “blue.” There is also a connection to the planet Saturn,...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Brands That Give Back

The holidays are all about giving and also looking your best, so why not do both at the same time? Here are a few unique, luxe gift options that give back. So look good while you do good this holiday season. Angela & Roi Angela & Roi specializes in a different kind of luxury. The quality handbags are classic yet minimal, in trendy colors. And, they only use animal-friendly materials to make the bags. After helping a number of fighters and survivors of serious illnesses through their successful campaign, “Donate by color,” in which Angela & Roi donated a percentage of every bag sold to respective organizations, they currently have partnered with the ASPCA to donate a portion of sales to help mistreated animals and to convey that fashion doesn’t depend on cruelty. www.AngelaRoi.com 1Face After the purchase of a 1Face watch, you can help bring global change and support nine different causes, relating to: cancer, hunger, breast cancer, clean water, disaster relief, environment, AIDS, education and animal rights. Each cause has a specific metric that tells you exactly what your purchase does. From building wells to providing a year of education, 1Face is committed to bringing about worldwide change in a stylish way. 1Face.com Conscious Step Collection Boxes This holiday season make “An Ordinary Purchase with Extraordinary Purpose” with the Conscious Collection boxes. Encased in beautiful packaging are three pairs of stylish socks that will...

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Shoes, Comfortable Shoes

There are so many beautiful shoes available, but they are not all comfortable and certainly not all attractive on large feet. I fall into the large old feet category. I take good care of my feet, but there really is nothing I can do about the size 10.5. So, when I find well-made shoes that are attractive and comfortable, I am happy. This summer I came across two companies: Charleston Shoe Co. and Arcopedico. They each reach a different market. (At Luxe Beat Magazine we do test the products we review, so the information we give is as accurate...

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Manufacture Royale ADN

Manufacture Royale marks a new era with the introduction of the ADN. Combining their iconic design with a new more contemporary aesthetic, the Manufacture Royale ADN collection emerges in stunning evolution. At the center of it all is Manufacture Royale’s ninth calibre—the MR09—designed, built, and assembled in their workshops located in Vallorbe, Switzerland. Featuring a flying tourbillon, the resolutely modern skeleton movement displays two independent time zones, each set right to the minute. Impressive as it is ingenious, the local time is indicated by a jumping-aperture disc that reveals the time as it jumps from one hour to the...

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Exclusive Haus Alkire Designer Luncheon

On May 2, Bay Area fashion luminaires and notables gathered at W San Francisco as W Hotels Worldwide, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and celebrity stylist and owner of MGK Style Mary Gonsalves Kinney welcomed guests to an intimate designer showcase featuring the designs of Haus Alkire – named “Ones to Watch” by Bazaar magazine and “Top Picks from New York Fashion Week Designers on the Rise” by Vogue magazine.         Guests had the opportunity to preview and shop the collection of the celebrated womenswear designers, Jason and Julie Alkire, in the Extreme...

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