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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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Wedding Footwear is a Breeze with Hey Lady Shoes

Hey Lady shoes offers one-of-a-kind style with a one-of-a-kindness philosophy. Each vintage-inspired shoe with modern comfort and style will serve as a platform for giving. Not only do Hey Lady shoes include full NASA-developed memory foam insoles, but they are good for the soul. When you purchase Hey Lady shoes, you are helping deserving causes, as each purchase will immediately donate a portion of proceeds to non-profits close to the designers’ hearts. Co-founders Emily and Jessica Leung, aka the Leung Twins, could not choose just one mission to support, and wanted as many living creatures on this planet to benefit. Every shoe has a history and makes a difference for...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top Global Trends for Italian Luxury Fashion Boutiques

italist.com is the largest marketplace for Italian luxury fashion boutiques. In a country where luxury fashion is life, Italian fashion buyers posses the sharpest eye in our industry. Italist runs a quarterly report identifying the global trends from the purchases from customers from all over the world. For this report, italist.com analyzed the sales of 200 top Italian retailers to uncover the most sold brands per region and category for both men and women for the FW16 season. From this analysis, we’ve also determined the top five countries that spend the most in Italian luxury fashion boutiques. In order...

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Aspire–For “Barely There” Eyewear

Jewelry for your face When I started wearing eyeglasses at the age of 8, very much against my will, I hated the ugly utilitarian frames and took them off whenever I could manage to see, albeit myopically, without the correction. When comfortable contact lenses became available, I jumped on that solution and used the contacts for years. And then a couple of strange things happened. I got older (again very much against my will). Presbyopia set in, which meant that if I wanted to see things (like restaurant menus) close up, I had to put on a pair of...

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Clara Kasavina: The Luxury of Elegance

Recently, a Clara Kasavina “Peggy” clutch was given to me as a gift. Someone knew what would bring a smile to my face, a twinkle to my eyes, and certainly what would accompany me on my upcoming crossing on the QM2. It also sparked my interest in the Clara Kasavina Collection. Clara and her husband started their business in New York thirty years ago and have handcrafted luxury items since. There were so many beautiful handbags and clutches, I would not have been able to pick a favorite. I could get one or two a year and be happy. What...

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