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What is Luxury?

What is Luxury? - The Definery


Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own.

Owning objects can be so confusing. You might like something but what do others think of it… Is your object luxury or vulgar? Will you be teased or envied behind your back? Sniggered at or sucked up to? Is it class or crass? Certainty is such a luxury.

Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.