Luxury goods

Not to be confused with the shape, the cut is the only man-made ‘C’ from the ‘four Cs’, referring to symmetry, proportioning and polish – here’s what you need to know

A line of limited edition trainers from Balenciaga designed to look extremely worn were heavily criticised in China for being out-of-touch and ugly.


From Valentino’s customisable carrier bag to fashionable collars by Fendi and Saint Laurent, here are the best accessories to spoil your furry friends with

We break down five popular timepiece complications for the stylish woman, from the practical chronograph and world time to the romantic moonphase

From its strict by hand blending method to the unique collection of scents in Les Classiques, here’s how French haute perfumery Henry Jacques is adhering to tradition while also embracing innovation

The return of the key Watches and Wonders Geneva show in-person capped an impressive rebound in the business in 2021, with many new manufacturers racing to meet demand


Chow Sang Sang saw half of its sales evaporate after tourists from the mainland disappeared, but things have improved after the jewellery retailer shifted its focus to a younger clientele.


Domestic purchases of luxury goods in 2021 in China was valued at US$74 billion, having totalled US$120 billion in 2019 for both domestic and international sales.


Constellation, Speedmaster and Seamaster are among the brand’s most famous collections and this year they all get new models – there’s even a new Moonwatch to mark the brand’s role in space

Creative director Jonathan Anderson sets the course for spring/summer 2022 for one of the world’s oldest luxury brands – and it’s characteristically bold and innovative

The haute perfumer’s collection is centred on 50 foundational fragrances, bottled in crystal flacons created by artistic director Christophe Tollemer

Add a pop of colour to your outfits with Celine’s iconic Triomphe in striking orange, Givenchy’s Kenny Mini or Valentino’s Garavani VLoco clutch

Paris’ famous Arc de Triomphe is commemorated in the interlocking double Cs logo prominent across the collection – and don’t forget the new Celine Heart and Cabas 16 bags too

Ando’s chef on planning ‘to the second’ at his Hong Kong restaurant, craftsmanship, the importance of time off … and his Audemars Piguet Code 11.59

Giorgio Armani turned off the music to ‘send a message that we don’t want to celebrate’ as Anne Hathaway and other A-listers watched the muted show

Designers Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons explore the history of people in a collection that strips back looks and nods to the Italian fashion house’s past

Cartier claims its competitor in the luxury jewellery space stole trade secrets about products that can sell for as much as US$10 million from an employee it hired away.

Kross Studio’s limited edition Batman Tourbillon watch costs a cool US$100,000 and comes with a watch box that doubles as your very own Bat Signal spotlight

After previous years’ yellow and pink sapphires, garnets, mother-of-pearl and lapis lazuli, prepare for hearts to flutter at the brand’s even more colourful incarnation of the collection

The Soleil d’Hermès collection, the latest from its La Table division designed by Arielle de Brichambaut, uses bold colour and natural forms to uplifting effect

Famously being tracked by a college student’s Twitter bot, the brand’s biggest business plane has room enough for 19 passengers to choose between cabin areas for working, eating or simply resting

The Uncharted star has an estimated US$350 million dollar fortune and he has never been afraid to spend it on the things he loves most … so what are they?

Wine critics say buy the big names like Bordeaux, burgundy and champagne, understand what makes them collectible – and above all, make sure to drink and enjoy your collection!

Mainland Chinese consumers’ spending on luxury items is unlikely to recover to pre-Covid-19 levels any time soon, owing to limited international travel and a bearish view on the economy, global consultancy Bain and Company said.

Coral Chung’s Italian luxury brand pioneered the convertible Maestra Bag beloved by celebrities, but she also knows the importance of taking a digital detox