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Wealth Exhibitionism

Spending by the economically sheltered upper class

Implications - Some affluent consumers are flipping the metaphorical bird at the current economic disaster by continuing to engage heavily in excess spending, some even more so than pre-recession. This spending spree is fueled heavily by the ability for those unaffected by the economy to snag major bargains.
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11 Featured, 48 Examples:
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Date Range:
Dec 08 — Mar 09
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$2.3 Million Supercars
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Online Luxury Auction Sites
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eBay has changed the way the web-connected world shops, particularly for bargain hunters; however, there are people willing to fork out a pretty penny at real auctions, so why not at online auctions? BillionaireXchange.com,… MORE
$2.5 Million iPhones
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Gläce Luxury Ice Co. ships hand-carved ice cubes right to your door. The cubes are actually 2.5” spheres and made of frozen purified water. The combination of their large size and the fact that they are… MORE
Branded Luxury Yachts
Branded Luxury Yachts
The High-Performance Zeydon Z60 Sports Cruiser Sails Offshore With BMW
Sailing yachts were starting to feel left out of the luxury advancement that has been dominating the motor cruisers. So the BMW Group stepped up to make amends for the injustice by introducing the eye-catching… MORE
Luxury Dog Dishes
Luxury Dog Dishes
Wetnoz Petfood Bowls for Chic Chats and Canines
The Wetnoz luxury ‘Ultra Line’ of pet food dishes is as sleek and modern as a plate you would serve hors d’ouvres on at a New Year’s Eve party. The lavish elevated doggy bowls and kitty kibble trays are… MORE
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Ferrari Chronograph Collection in Signature Red and Yellow
The latest in high-performance timepieces comes from famed Italian watch company Panerai with two new additions to its Ferrari Scuderia collection: the Ferrari Chronograph Red Dial and the Ferrari Chronograph… MORE
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Luxury Billiards launches the Vincent Facquet designed luxe tables that he touts as the Rolls Royce of tables. Billiard tables are larger and the balls are smaller; in this case, the billiard table has… MORE
$100,000 CDs
$100,000 CDs
Platinum and Diamond Album Goes on Sale at Takashimaya
The world’s most expensive CD has gone on sale at Nihonbashi's Takashimaya department store. This CD costs 10,000,000 yen (about 100,836 USD) and comes with a platinum case that's been embedded with 2… MORE
Diamond Dust-Infused Fragrances
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Agent Provocateur's Dazzling New Scent
The new fragrance from Agent Provocateur is a double girl fantasy that combines diamond dust and Eau de Parfum. What more can a lady possibly want? The scent is a limited edition version of Agent Provocateur’s… MORE
Diamond and Gold Skis
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LACROIX Ultime Skis Fuse Performance With Luxury
If you demand utter skiing performance or simply attention on the slopes, the collaboration between French ski makers and Parisian jeweler Phillipe Tournaire brings to you the ideal pair: the LACROIX Ultime… MORE

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