HOW DO THEY DEFINE LUXURY?

Barbara Cirkva, executive vice president of Chanel Inc.: “Last year, we treated ourselves to a new Jaguar XJ8. We bought it through a silent auction for the East Side Settlement House, so at least we helped someone as well.”

Ronald Winston, chairman and chief executive officer, Harry Winston: “Tequila, my 10-year-old white Pomeranian.”

Barry Kieselstein-Cord, designer and owner of the company of the same name: “My collection of custom cowboy boots. They are all handcrafted by M.L. Leddys of Fort Worth, Tex. I have more than 30 pairs.”

Claudia Thomas, chief executive officer of Carolina Herrera: “It’s the time and the resources to make your dreams a reality, whether in your personal life or professional life.”

James Mischka, designer, Badgley Mischka: “My third car.”

Mark Badgley , designer, Badgley Mischka: “My three thoroughbred show horses: Snowden, Eleventh Hour and Strapless.”

Chet Hazzard, president and chief operating officer of Vera Wang: “A Jacques Adnet rolling bar stand from the Thirties.”

Jeffry Aronsson, president and chief executive officer of Oscar de la Renta: “My family, friends and the people who I work with. The quality of life that I have with them is my most important luxury. And everything else is a wonderful accent and accessory.”

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