Ralph Lauren has his own breast cancer foundation called the Pink Pony Fund. To raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, he’s holding an enormous auction of luxury goods, getaways, and experiences. You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff you can bid on! Internships at top magazines! Dinners with celebs! Walk-on roles on TV shows! Nothing comes cheap (it is in the name of charity, mind you), and most of the items up for bid run well into the thousands of dollars. After the jump, check out some of the more extravagant ones and see what people are willing to pay for them! [charitybuzz] Keep reading »
Recession, smesshion. That seems to be what luxury goods makers and upscale restaurants seem to be saying, anyway. Earlier this week, the Frome Cheese Show unveiled its latest hyper-expensive creation: a $175 cheese sandwich. What makes a friggin’ cheese sandwich cost $175? Well, it features white cheddar infused with truffles and is sprinkled with gold dust. Great, we’ll take three.
After the jump, some of the other must-have items you’ll need to have the most extravagant, luxurious and douche-y day of your life. Keep reading »
Add this to the list of things you don’t need—an Yves Saint Laurent travel adapter, which costs an astonishing $450. So what does this baby do? The gadget lets you convert nearly any plug you’ve got to fit the power outlets of 150 countries. So … when you’re in Israel and need to plug in your Russian hairdryer, you’ll be all set. [T Magazine Blog] Keep reading »
Seeing these Kiki de Montparnasse pearl bedroom restraints instantly reminded us of Samantha’s pearl thong in “Sex and the City”—cute, sure, but damn impractical. It would be great to sit in the privileged lap of luxury, but this item has us scratching our heads. For starters, $2,400 seems like quite a high price for something so precious that you’d be getting so close to your love juices.
While you can wear these strands as full body jewelry, the product description says that you can also “Pull strand through metal loops to create restraint cuffs.” Doesn’t that just seem like a recipe for disaster if things got a bit rough? A too-sharp tug, and you’d have balls flying through the air. Which, for all we know, could be par for the course in your sexual routine. [KikiDM.com] Keep reading »
And now for another round of “Who Buys This Crap?” … next up, these Rodarte charm necklaces available at Barneys. They start at $1,750 and go as high as $2,500. We get it: The Mulleavy sisters are hot hot hot right now. But come on. Why are these so pricey? No clue, and the description doesn’t give any hints either: “Decorative cable chain necklace with various charms.” Sounds like something you could find at any Forever 21 or make yourself. [Barneys] Keep reading »