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Bulgari

Available from select retailers worldwide, and online.

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For much of mechanical horology’s history, slimness in a watch was not only aesthetically preferable, it was a clear sign of superior talent in watchmaking.

In an effort to create the ultimate retail experience, luxury brands are offering everything from in-store spa services to gourmet eateries on the premises.

Peter Marino is a self-proclaimed “black sheep” of the architecture world. Well known for his black leather attire, Marino has designed many of the world’s most forward-thinking retail temples.

It’s a rare fashionista who has not rubbed shoulders with Italian style.

In 1884, Sotirio Boulgaris, then a budding jeweller, opened his first shop at Via Sistina 85 on the fashionable promenade leading to Piazza Trinità dei Monti at the top of the Spanish Steps.

At first glance, this is a sapphire and diamond sautoir, a long necklace displaying an ornament where the strands unite. It was created by Italian jeweller Bulgari in 1969, and given as a gift from Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor.