The Most Over-the-Top Items to Buy Online Right Now

Money to burn? Won Lotto recently? Whether you click to buy or are perusing just to dream, these lavish items are the stuff dreams, and a healthy bank balance, are made of

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Gucci silk fan, about $560.

Described as a "true collector's piece", this fan is made using traditional artisan techniques from silk, beaded silk tassels and an ebony handle.

Sophie Theallet gown, about $8200.

Crafted from woven raffia in the US, this dramatic gown features boned side seams, a raffia-mesh panel at the bust and gold-tone metal zip trim detail. What you can't see is the silk-satin lining and detachable interior skirt made from silk.

Dolce & Gabbana dress, about $19,700.

The all-over sequin embellishment makes this rose print dress a head-turner.

Gucci brocade backpack, about $2250.

A luxury version of the streetwear favourite, this Italian-made backpack is all about the details: metallic brocade fabric, burnished gold tiger's head and pink silk-satin lining.

Dolce & Gabbana tote, about $11,500.

You definitely do not need this gingham cotton tote bag from the Italian kings of kitsch, with a pizza made out of lavish sequin-embroidery.

Judith Leiber Couture clutch, about $8700.

If a gilded clutch in the shape of a birdcage has always been on your wishlist, we've found your new favourite thing. Made from Austrian crystals, it features a de Gournay-inspired motif and detachable chain strap.

Oscar de la Renta pleated silk-organza dress, about $5425.

This elegant pink strapless cocktail dress is made in the US from pleated crinkle-effect silk-organza, and has an internal boned bodice with white silk-satin lining.


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