Collecting things is in our nature as humans. As we get older and have more disposable income to spend, gathering together rare and luxury items can be a very entertaining and engaging pastime.
Building up a set of items, products or models takes time and substantial investment. However, the thrill can be all the greater when you curate a collection with significant monetary, personal and emotional value.
If you’re looking to start your own luxury collection, but not quite sure what to gather, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Many car enthusiasts dream of building a collection. You could be a fan of classic Aston Martins, old-school Land Rovers or more modern luxury makes and models.
Whichever cars take your fancy, you’ll need a lot of room to store them and ideally a workshop to keep them in top shape. This is perhaps one of the more costly collections you could build, but it’s incredibly exciting.
Starting an art collection is a brilliant way to embrace different cultures and perspectives, while supporting the art economy and helping up-and-coming artists.
Many of the more famous pieces known throughout the world will be reserved for galleries and museums, but you can find significance and beauty in almost any example. Find artwork that you love by venturing to local fairs and galleries, or even browse social media to find standout pieces from grassroots artists. Pinterest, Instagram and marketplaces such as Etsy are very popular and help undiscovered artists to showcase their work.
For those with less space to work with, watches are a more compact option that can be just as fascinating. Luxury watches are expertly crafted and assembled by the finest watchmakers and thus are sublime pieces of art and craftsmanship themselves.
You can buy new or preowned, depending on your preference. Some prefer the history and provenance that comes with preowned Rolex watches, whereas others might like the brand-new look and feel of certain luxury brands. You can wear them or just keep them on display – completely up to you!
Finally, antiques are very popular collectables and some of the more widely accessible in comparison to those discussed above. You can find them almost anywhere, from auctions to dealers and even in places you wouldn’t expect like garage sales and charity shops.
Specialising in a particular time period or theme can give your collection a real quirkiness and can help you to narrow your search. Or, you can find and collect anything and everything that you appreciate or enjoy. Much like watches, antiques have a history behind them which can be as fascinating as the item itself.
These are just some ideas of rare and luxury items you could start collecting, but you may have something else completely bizarre in mind! Whatever tickles your fancy, why not just run with it?