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More gold fever: designer bullion

January 16th, 2012
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With all the gold fever going on, it’s just a matter of time before the precious metal got a designer touch of its own.

Jean-Paul Gaultier has designed a limited-edition one-ounce gold bar, the first designer to do so, which dealer Dillon Gage says will provide “a fashionable way for investors to diversify holdings and hedge against inflation.”

Though his name may be unfamiliar to bankers and portfolio managers, Gaultier is known for his haute couture, fragrances and as well as Madonna’s racier stage costumes.

The gold-bar features Gaultier’s signature sailor stripe on a heart with a banner bearing his name.

The price of gold, less than $100 an ounce 40 years ago, has swelled in the past few years. It’s price today is about $1,650 and ounce.

This collector’s item can be purchased from Dillon Gage Metals, the sole distributor in the United States, by visiting www.dillongage.com/metals

A peek into Nordstrom

October 22nd, 2007
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Nadine Kam photo
Fashion Show is across from The Wynn in Las Vegas.

Headed to Fashion Show just across the street from the Wynn, where I checked out Nordstrom for a sneak preview as to what we might see when they open at Ala Moana Center.

People always talk about Nordstrom as a bridge between Macy’s and Neiman Marcus, but there’s a little of both. Pieces by Trina Turk and Nylon at Nordstrom are in the $248-$398 range, about where NM’s first-floor women’s contemporary was at a year or two ago, not exactly a bridge price for most people.

Tracy Reese

Nadine Kam photo
I forgot the price of this Tracy Reese top at Nordstrom Las Vegas, but I believe it was close to $1,000. (more…)