Saturday, July 30, 2011

LIFE'S SIMPLE PLEASURES

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping. ~Bo Derek

Dankey's most favored scent was from the Giorgio Armani's line of fragrances, Acqua di Gio because of its fresh citrus and fruity scents were teamed with strong, musky and woody elements.
Since it launched in 1996, Acqua Di Gio has been quite a controversial bestseller. Dankey was excited to visit one of Armani's shops in Macau.
Giorgio Armani is an international Italian fashion house that designs, manufactures, distributes, and retails haute couture,ready-to wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear,cosmetics, and home interiors. The brand markets these products under several, highly specialized sub-labels including Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, AJ | Armani Jeans, AX | Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, and Armani/Casa. The Armani name has become synonymous with high-fashion and couture worldwide and is considered one of the most prestigious names in the fashion industry. By the end of 2005, estimated sales of the company were around $1.69 billion.
Armani's haute couture clothing line made history being the first haute couture Paris fashion show to be streamed live online. The label is strictly made to wear and only by order.
Armani is planning in collaboration with Emaar Properties a chain of luxury hotels and resorts in several big cities including Milan, Paris, New York, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai and Bali. The company already operates a range of cafés worldwide, in addition to a bar, restaurant, and nightclub.

Another store that caught Dankey's attention was Salvatore Ferragamo, is an Italian luxury goods company, with headquarters in Florence, specializing in shoes, leather goods, and ready-to-wear for men and women. It is the parent company of the Ferragamo Group. The company also produces eyewear and watches through licensees.
With about 2.600 employees and a network of over 550 mono-brand stores, the Ferragamo Group runs operations in Italy and worldwide, which provide the brand with a broad footprint in Europe, America and Asia.
Salvatore Ferragamo emigrated from southern Italy to Boston and then California in 1914. He opened the Hollywood Boot Shop in 1923, and made shoes for movie stars such as Joan Crawford and Gloria Swanson, as well as for films such as Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. He returned to Italy and set up a shoe shop in Florence in 1927. However the modern shoemaking company regards 1928 as the date of its foundation and so celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2008. Salvatore filed for bankruptcy in 1933, during the Great Depression, but by 1938 he was in a position to buy the Palazzo Spini Feroni, one of the great palaces of Florence, which now houses the company's flagship store and museum.

Do you know that The House of Gucci, better known simply as Gucci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡuttʃi]), is an Italian fashion and leather goods label, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company PPR. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921.
Gucci generated circa € 4.2 billion in revenue worldwide in 2008 according to Business Week Magazine and climbed to 41st position in the magazine's annual 2009 "Top Global 100 Brands" chart created by Interbrand. Gucci is also the biggest-selling Italian brand. Gucci operates about 278 directly operated stores worldwide (as of September 2009) and it wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores.

Of course the famous YSL shop was really a head turner because of its elegant and classy clothing lines. Yves Saint Laurent was founded by designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé in 1962, and the current logos were designed in 1963 by A. M. Cassandre. Today, its chief designer is Stefano Pilati. Yves Saint Laurent, founder of the brand, died in 2008.

If you want a lifestyle of a real rock star with all the excitement and glamour, Dankey would recommend The Hard Rock Hotel. Feel the revolutionary power of music as you stroll through our collection of memorabilia that chronicle the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

It was definitely a tiring day for Dankey.






source: Wikipedia

4 comments:

  1. Ohhh Dankey is a glamurous bear! I love Italian fashion too :)
    Kisses

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  2. Lokey's #1 fanAugust 2, 2011 at 4:59 AM

    Dankey sure knows where to shop. How many of those luxury brands did he end up buying?

    By the way where is my favorite of all your bear collections? I miss your write up on baby Lokey.

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  3. hi Raquel!
    thanks Raquel...bearHUGS...

    hi #fan!!!
    hahahha...don't have lokey's latest pics yet..:)
    bearHUGS...

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  4. Wow ely you have loads of friends at your house, lucky you. That Dankey has an expensive taste, all those swanky Italian brands. Did he buy anything? Thanks for visiting me. I have just been to another birthday party.
    Hugs and kisses
    from
    Birthday Bear

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