Monet ‘Haystacks’ painting sells for record $110.7 million at auction

One of the few paintings in Claude Monet’s celebrated “Haystacks” series that still remains in private hands sold at auction on Tuesday for $ 110.7 million, setting a record for an Impressionist work.


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Akira Beauty is a new site that always sells luxury beauty at 10% to 40% off

Akira Beauty is a new site that always sells luxury beauty at 10% to 40% off


Akira Beauty is a new site that always sells luxury beauty at 10% to 40% off

Let’s face it—we all love a good luxury beauty brand. From SK-II to Clé de Peau, a beautiful, prestige product is hard to resist. And our skin thanks us for it. Our wallet, however, certainly does not. Now, with the introduction of the new shopping website, Akira Beauty, you can have the best of both worlds.

The website, which just launched this week, sells global prestige products at an average of 10 to 40 percent less than retail pricing—all the time. Featuring hair care, skin care, body, cosmetics, and personal care products, Akira (which means “bright,” “intelligent,” and “youthful” in Japanese) might just change the way you shop online.

Akira Beauty
Akira Beauty

So how does the site charge so much less than, say, a department store, for the exact same luxury products? It’s simple—by eliminating costly things like advertising, samples, and gift-wrapping. This makes it possible for Akira to sell you, the consumer, products for less than ever.

All the products featured on Akira Beauty are hand-picked by a team of expert buyers, meaning that what you see is a totally curated batch of products across all categories.

Now go forth and shop! Your wallet will thank you.

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Unopened ‘Super Mario Bros.’ from 1985 sells for over $100K

An unopened 1985 copy of the iconic “Super Mario Bros.” video game has been sold for $ 100,150. The sale set a new world record for a graded video game, according to Heritage Auctions, which participated in the purchase. The classic Nintendo title was graded by experts at Wata Games and received a “Near Mint” grade…
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11 Honoré sells size-inclusive styles worn by Melissa McCarthy, Rebel Wilson

What do Melissa McCarthy’s flowing Reem Acra caftan, Laverne Cox’s sultry Haney gown and “Glow” star Britney Young’s sequined Christian Siriano cocktail dress have in common? Each piece was created exclusively for 11 Honoré, a high-end online retailer pioneering the first size-inclusive luxury shopping site for sizes 10 to 20 and up. And today, the…
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Payless Pranks VIPs, Sells Discount Shoes At Luxury Prices

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Payless taught fashion influencers a lesson about shoes by opening a fake store that sold Main Street shoes at Madison Avenue prices.

Payless ShoeSource held a launch party in Los Angeles for the bogus label Palessi and invited the fashionistas to sample the merchandise. Payless posted a video of what happened on Facebook.

The VIP shoppers paid as much as $ 645 for shoes that sell from $ 19.99 to $ 39.99 at Payless. The store rang up $ 3,000 before Payless came clean with the reveal.

One shopper exclaimed, “Shut up! Are you serious?”

The pranked shoppers got their money back and were allowed to keep the shoes.

Their reactions will be featured in a series of commercials.

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Piece of Eiffel Tower staircase sells for 169,000 euros in Paris auction

A piece of the original spiral staircase from the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s most famous attraction, was sold for 169,000 euros ($ 190,885) on Tuesday, a spokesman for auction house Artcurial said, three times the initial estimate.


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Michelle Obama’s Memoir Sells 1.4M Copies In First Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” has become a massive hit.

Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady’s memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in print and digital formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13.

Based on demand from retailers across all channels, the publisher has printed 3 million hardcover copies in North America. On its first day, the book sold more than 725,000 copies, making it one of the year’s biggest debuts.

Crown also said that “Becoming” is currently the No. 1 adult nonfiction title in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Denmark and Finland. In Germany, some 200,000 copies have been sold, prompting a second printing of 100,000 copies.

In the United Kingdom, “Becoming” is published by Viking and it has had five press runs with a total of 575,000 copies in print. In Holland, the Dutch-language edition is the best-selling book in the Netherlands, with the English-language edition ranked second.

“Becoming” is well exceeding the pace of previous memoirs by first ladies. In 2003, Hillary Clinton’s “Living History” had first week sales of around 600,000 copies.

Reviews of the book, which traces Obama’s journey from Chicago’s South Side to the White House, have been positive, with The Washington Post praising its “impressive balance in telling the truth of her challenges while repeatedly acknowledging her lucky life.”

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