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Watch geeks drive booming trade in preowned pieces

Nov. 18, 2018 11:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy. At the headquarters of Govberg, they're not...

Time to get a watch? What to know about buying preowned

Nov. 18, 2018 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury watches have long been a symbol of the wealthy. That's changing thanks to a booming trade in preowned luxury watches, driven by a growing number of specialized retailers. Established luxury watchmakers and dealers are also getting into the trade. "Retailers seem to get much more...

Fashion show blends Cuban private enterprise, US sponsorship

Nov. 16, 2018 1:05 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Models in Cuba strutted in paint-stained shirts and leather construction boots Thursday night in an unusual blend of local private enterprise and American corporate sponsorship. The open-air fashion show put on by the Cuban label Clandestina and internet giant Google was titled "Country Under...

Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

Nov. 15, 2018 1:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Africa. The White House announced the nomination of native South African Lana Marks late Wednesday. Marks was born and raised in South Africa and is now...

Study: Chinese to account for half of luxury sales by 2025

Nov. 15, 2018 8:59 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Chinese consumers will remain the driving force for the luxury goods market, according to a new study by Bain consultancy released Thursday that shows they will fuel nearly half of global high-end sales by 2025. Chinese shoppers will account for 46 percent of global luxury sales of an...

Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crash

Nov. 14, 2018 11:11 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress and professed her love for him on the day they were to have been married. Intan Syari's fiance, Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama, was among 189 people who were killed...

BTS's agency apologizes over band member's A-bomb shirt

Nov. 14, 2018 8:52 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem. Japanese TV broadcasters recently canceled or stopped discussions on appearances in that country after images went viral...

Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees

Nov. 14, 2018 7:21 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than $36 million Wednesday at a rare auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction. The "Queen Marie Antoinette's Pearl," a diamond-and-pearl...

Sotheby's: Pearl pendant once belonging to Marie Antoinette sells for record $32 million hammer price at Geneva auction

Nov. 14, 2018 4:47 PM EST
GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby's: Pearl pendant once belonging to Marie Antoinette sells for record $32 million hammer price at Geneva auction.

Iconic Barbie fashion comes alive in vintage collaboration

Nov. 13, 2018 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In time for her 60th birthday, Barbie has a new collaborator bringing her wide-ranging style to life for humans. One of the largest sellers of vintage-inspired clothes, Unique Vintage, is working with Barbie parent Mattel on the first women's line to meticulously duplicate some of the...