Which brands are synonymous with luxury?
Depending on what sector you’re looking at, you will be able to identify the luxury brand at the forefront of that industry like Rolls-Royce or Chanel. Luxury can mean something different to everyone, but it is defined as something of ‘great comfort or elegance’ – and more than likely bears a high price tag.
However, the price tag is there for a reason; with luxury comes great quality and craftsmanship which has more than likely been established over many years. We take a look at some of the brands which are the epitome of luxury.
Firstly, let’s delve into where luxurious items can be purchased from; you’re unlikely to spot luxury items on the high street. There are stores, however, which dedicate the entire building to luxury. Think London-based Harrods. Established in a single room selling groceries, it’s now a grand department store which holds the Latin motto meaning ‘All Things for All People, Everywhere’ – and buy ‘all things’, it means it. As well as a range of luxuries including Le Creuset pots and pans, a children’s ride-on Range Rover Vogue and all of the luxury designer shoes you can think of including Valentino and Christian Louboutin, it also sells things which can’t be plucked off the shelf – like the 295ft six-deck Project Mars super-yacht. Costing £100 million, in 2011 it smashed the record for the most expensive item sold by the store.
When it comes to finer clothing in life, brands like Burberry rank highly. Founded in 1856 the British brand established its foundations on quality by producing outdoor attire made from waterproofed gabardine. It then went on to create its famous trench coats for First World War British officers in the trenches. Once the war was over, the coat became popular among civilians. Lined with the iconic Burberry check, the coat has stood the test of time, still being a key wardrobe piece over 100 years on – earning its place as part of one of the most luxurious brands in the world. Like most luxury brands, Burberry has its lower and premium ends, a pair of socks can be £40, with a women’s trench costing up to around £5,000. The brand is, however, one which does have sales throughout the year so its product can be grabbed at much lower prices.
Selling the finest jewellery and watches the world has to offer, it’s no surprise that Cartier has been named the fifth most valuable luxury brand for 2019. The brand is timeless and its range of stylish, sophisticated and more importantly high-quality products make it a must-have brand among celebrities. The likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise have all been spotted wearing the brand. If you want to follow in the footsteps of the famous and don a piece of luxury, Watchmaster offers new, pre-owned and vintage watches at affordable prices with a range of finance options.
Although buying luxury does come at a higher price, you’re not just purchasing a name. It’s quality; in materials, craftsmanship and service.