Luxury goods

The 5 Best Luxury Pens

Most of us need pens on a daily basis, so why not treat yourself with the finest pen available? A luxury pen is a lavish — yet practical — purchase that can pay off with years of reliable use. Some luxury pens can even last a lifetime.

What Is a Luxury Pen?

A luxury pen is a stylish writing instrument that can add flair to your desk and provide the best writing experience available at your home and office. The most common types of luxury pens include ballpoint, rollerball, and fountain pens. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or want to upgrade your personal office supplies and enhance your writing experience, the options below will help you make your mark. (See also: The 5 Best Pens)

Top 5 Luxury Pens

Cross Edge Capless Gel Ink Pen

The Cross Edge Capless Gel Ink Pen writes smoothly, is comfortable to hold, and features front-load refill technology. The capless rollerball pen features a patented click-and-slide mechanism, in which you slide to open and click to close for easy single-handed operation. The timeless style is encased in metallic fusion resin and features a punched-out logo detailing.

This is available in various finishes and ink colors. You can also choose between ink and ballpoint pen refills. Many reviewers said that it writes like a fountain pen with less hassle. It is backed…

Balenciaga Creates a $2145 Version of IKEA’s $1 Tote Bag

image credit: Photo courtesy of Balenciaga

Mixing high-end/low-end style isn’t exactly a new concept in the fashion world, but Balenciaga has taken the aesthetic to new—and slightly ludicrous—heights: As CNN reports, the French luxury brand has designed a blue tote bag that’s drawing comparisons to IKEA’s famously inexpensive and durable 99-cent shopping bag. Their version costs $2145.

It’s unclear whether or not Balenciaga actually drew sartorial inspiration from the popular Swedish furniture retailer, but the resemblance between their “Arena” tote and IKEA’s utilitarian “Frakta” carryall is unmistakable: Both bags are oversized, crinkly, and bright blue, with both…