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