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Rich People Now Think Designer Logo Bags Are Declassé

Remember the early 2000s, when a designer logo handbag was the ultimate status symbol, to the point that not-rich people were either saving paychecks to cop them and/or trawling Canal Street for the best knockoffs? That era is over. These days, rich people think the logo bag is gauche, and would prefer to floss their… » 6/16/15 4:50pm 6/16/15 4:50pm

Rich Californians Pretty Sure Water Restrictions Don't Apply to Them

Rich Californians don’t seem to care much about the drought or the fact that their home state is drying into a crispy, brown plate of earth—they’re continuing to fill their swimming pools for their dogs and water their lawns with impunity. They’re special, because money told them so. » 6/15/15 9:10pm 6/15/15 9:10pm

Billionaire's Ex Is Gonna Need at Least a Million Smackeroos a Month

Welcome back to Lifestyles of the Rich and At Each Other's Throats. Previously, a billionaire oilman's ex returned a $975 million lump-sum settlement delivered in the form of a personal check (before changing her mind because take the money and run, girl). Now another billionaire and his ex are fighting over whether… » 3/04/15 12:30pm 3/04/15 12:30pm

Too Rich or Lazy to Function? 'Fitness Concierge' Service Will Help

New from the perpetually robust New York Times Wealth Gap/Are You Kidding Me section, we have a sweet little story about a company that offers services like "booking your workout classes for you" ($350 per month; a bargain!) and "coming to your house at 5 AM and making you get dressed for your workout" ($100 per… » 12/18/14 11:10am 12/18/14 11:10am

Oprah's 'Favorite Things' Will Run You $13,054

Oprah, who future civilizations will look back upon and assume was our queen, has released her annual "Favorite Things" list. Long gone are the days when we witnessed the unveiling of this rich lady fantasy on-air as a lucky studio audience of women had controlled brain aneurisms. Now, we must be content with clicking… » 11/05/14 3:45pm 11/05/14 3:45pm

Rich People Work Out to Lose Weight, Poor People Take Diet Pills

The relationship between poverty and weight is a vital yet often downplayed aspect of the "obesity epidemic." Poor people have less nutritious food in their neighborhood stores (if they have stores at all), less money to buy it, less time to cook it, and less access to preventive medical care. But the fact that… » 8/21/14 4:00pm 8/21/14 4:00pm

Things I Learned About Rich People From the Goop Pop-Up Shop

This week, Gwyneth Paltrow, but more likely the people who work for her, launched a six-day Goop pop-up in Los Angeles in the tony 'hood of Brentwood. It was all the things you'd expect exactly at the correct place in the universe where you would most expect it. I asked a friend to meet me and drove 5.7 miles to check… » 5/06/14 4:15pm 5/06/14 4:15pm

How Much Money Do People in Your City Spend on Pets?

I don't have any pets, because I am allergic (...to having to fucking get up every morning and go outside and stand around waiting for an animal to poop and then touch the poop and then carry the poop around with me), but I do have love for the little buddies. And I understand that, in a lot of people's families,… » 4/30/14 10:40am 4/30/14 10:40am

I Went to An Oscars Gifting Suite and All I Got Was a Glowing Lipgloss

I'll tell you right now that I am not a celebrity. I know that may be hard to believe what with my extravagant lifestyle and frequent trips to both Marshalls and Ross for quality clothing at bargain prices. However, I've always wanted to live like a rock star (well, a rock star in their 50s who just naps a lot) so… » 3/01/14 5:15pm 3/01/14 5:15pm