This is a fascinating book and very well written.
Once considered lavish and extravagant, we now see what luxury brands have done to diminish the quality and service of these high end stores and at great cost.
This book will help you understand the difference between marketed perceived luxury and true luxury.
I'm no fashionista, but I still found this book offered a fascinating new perspective on the genesis of contemporary consumer culture.Published 4 months ago by Scott
A MUST READ for anyone and everyone. I constantly find myself recommending this book to everyone I know. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chocaholic
I always wondered how those Italian artisans made all those "designer" hand bags that seem to be EVERYWHERE. Seriously. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ellen C.
It's full of brands. The author obviously wants to show that the luxury is a taste, a lifestyle and nothing about money. Read morePublished 7 months ago by James Xue
Interesting read, but the book has a number of grammatical and spelling errors throughout. Recommend to anyone curious about the history of luxury brandsPublished 8 months ago by dd770
A must read! Should be a prerequisite for working in the luxury industry. Comprehensive background and great stories. Highly recommended.Published 9 months ago by Morgan S.
The book was well researched, and well written. Finished it reading in four straight days. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in fashion.Published 9 months ago by CL&B
This is a good piece of journalism. I bought it because I was writing about family ownership issues and it was eminently useful, particularly the history. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert J. Crawford