Editor’s Letter: Luxury is…

As we honor luxury retailers in our Uptown Downtown issue, we share our favorite luxury quotes, grateful for the luxury of being in this wonderful business.

Italian style is a natural attitude. It is about a life of good taste. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Simple but with good taste. Luxury is possible to buy. Good taste is not. ― Diego Della Valle

Luxury will be always around, no matter what happens in the world.
― Carolina Herrera

I only like luxury fashion. You have to decide where you stand. I like well-made, authentic clothes, well-crafted tailoring. I also like the dream and fantasy of luxury, the exception and rarity of it. I have no interest at all in fast retail.
It is ambiguous. ― Hedi Slimane

Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three, and paradise is when you have none. ― Doug Larson

The greatest luxury is being free.
― Manolo Blahnik

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. ― Coco Chanel

Luxury is anything you don’t need, right? I mean, you need food, water, clothing, shelter… but good wine, good food, beautiful interiors, nice clothes; those aren’t necessities, they are luxuries — it’s all luxury. ― Marc Jacobs

Luxury is the ease of a T-shirt in a very expensive dress.
― Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion needs to make one happy. It is a luxury and should enhance one’s quality of life. ― Tom Ford

For me, true luxury can be caviar or a day with no meetings, no appointments and no schedule. ― Michael Kors

Luxury is anything that feels special. I mean, it can be a moment, it can be a walk on the beach, it could be a kiss from your child, or it could be a beautiful picture frame, a special fragrance. I think luxury doesn’t necessarily have to mean expensive. ― Aerin Lauder

Living in the lap of luxury isn’t bad except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up. ― Orson Welles

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