Luxury / High-end items

Discussion in 'English Only' started by claudio_wr, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. claudio_wr New Member

    Italy Italian
    Context: when talking about goods targeting consumers who are looking for exclusive, high-quality (maybe even expensive, but not necessarily) products in areas such as fashion and home decor.

    I'm considering one of the followings:

    1. Luxury goods/products/items
    2. High-end goods/products/items

    1. and 2. are not correct, what do you suggest?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    If you really mean "when talking about," that is, you're having a conversation with friends, "high-end" is better. It's less formal.

    If you're trying to sell them, "luxury" sounds fancier.

    In other words: as is so often the case, everything depends on the context! What's yours?
  3. claudio_wr New Member

    Italy Italian

    "trying to sell them."

    And which possible variants could i also use?

  4. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    American English
    Luxury goods is fine and generally accepted. As for possible variants, I'm afraid we don't make lists on the forum. It should be easy enough to search for high-end, luxury brands on the Internet and see what they have to say about themselves.

    You might also like to look at the Wikpedia entry for Luxury good.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2012
  5. perpend

    perpend Banned

    American English
    I agree with all that was said thus far. Out of curiosity, what types of items are they? That may make a difference in your selling approach.
  6. claudio_wr New Member

    Italy Italian
    clothing and fashion accessories (leather acc., shoes, gloves etc...), jewelry, furniture and home decor items.
    Sometimes, even food.

  7. perpend

    perpend Banned

    American English
    It is a liquidation of sorts?

    EDIT: Liquidation of valuable items.
  8. claudio_wr New Member

    Italy Italian
    No, they are items from regular supplier catalogs
  9. perpend

    perpend Banned

    American English

    It's a specific context. I think your own instincts are good.

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