Luxe Beat Magazine MAY 2015 - Page 96

Priciest Purchases Available Via Mobile App A s technology continues to develop and e-commerce becomes more secure, the days of major purchases requiring extensive credit checks and collateral are gone. Luxury purchases can now be done simply via a smartphone - from last minute flights, to ordering the latest designer fashions, advancements today allow consumers to accomplish tasks effortlessly and efficiently with the touch of a finger. Here are just a few of the priciest purchases available via mobile apps: A Private Jet: JetSmarter allows 96 travelers to charter a private jet within three hours of departure from anywhere in the world. The app’s keen technology eliminates the “middle man” of chartering a private jet, making the process simple and transparent. Some of the most expensive trips, near and far, include New York to Madrid: $105,200 (VIP airliner); Miami to Los Angeles: $58,100 (heavy jet); and New York to Paris: $175,500 (heavy jet). A Designer Handbag: Among the many luxury retailers to offer mobile sales via app is Marcus. Known as one of the world’s finest fashion retailers, Neiman Marcus launched their app in 2014, which allows shopaholics to search by department or contact sales associates at any Neiman Marcus store. Users may also choose to receive advance notice of upcoming store events and special offers. The stylish Tom Ford Natalia Pony & Alligator Doctor Bag is available on the app for $10,280. A Diamond Engagement Ring: The BlingFinder app features over 3,000 rings and fashion jewelry pieces that can be purchased while on the go.