It's a tough job: travel the world as a 'luxury-tester'

It's a tough job: travel the world as a 'luxury-tester'


WE’VE all heard of dream jobs before, but this one takes things to new levels.

New online luxury marketplace Hush Hush has got the feelers out across the globe in search of a full-time luxury-tester who’ll be tasked with jetting about testing luxury goods and experiences before they’re deemed appropriate for presentation to the world’s wealthiest people.

The paltry pay packet of £75,000 ($A136,234) hardly matters given the job will supply the successful candidate with access to endless money-can’t-buy experiences. Luxury waits for no woman, after all.

Hush Hush is a new London-based e-commerce platform which has dubbed itself the “Amazon for millionaires”. The online marketplace aims to provide VIP access to more than 200,000 of “the finest luxury items across all categories” ranging from fine art, jewellery and handbags to jets, yachts, supercars and even private islands.

'We wanted to create the leading destination for millionaires and billionaires to buy the finest things in life, all conveniently on one website.'

Perhaps you could see yourself getting around in some of things which feature on the site at the moment, such as a $US2.9 million ($A4.1m) 2018 Bugatti Chiron, $US3.6m yellow diamond necklace or a $US62m chateau on the French Riviera. It wouldn’t be a bad life.

Hush Hush is the brainchild of entrepreneur Aaron Harpin, 29, who likes to flit between London and Monaco, according to The Telegraph.

“We wanted to create the leading destination for millionaires and billionaires to buy the finest things in life, all conveniently on one website,” Harpin says.

Incredibly, everything can be shipped internationally the next working day, is offered with “hassle-free” returns within two weeks days of delivery, and the whole transaction is supported by SSL-enabled secure checkout and a 24/7 concierge service.

“The VIP concierge sector has grown massively in recent years,” Harpin says, “and the world’s most affluent consumers are increasingly turning to online marketplaces to source the goods they want.”

And they do want them, apparently, with Harpin saying he’s already sold a £100,000 ($181,646) hovercraft and is aiming for an average shopping cart price of £10,000 or about $18,161.

“We really do offer everything our customers might enjoy; and our commitment to customer satisfaction and confidentiality is absolutely paramount,” he says,

His successful applicant will have to trial and review all sorts of opulent delights before they make the grade for the site. But we’re not sure what the requisite qualifications and experience would be in the ideal candidate. An appreciation of the finer things in life goes without saying, and we’d suggest long-term exposure to sycophants and hanger-oners wouldn’t go astray, either.