WSJ. Magazine October Issue - Available October 23

Oct 21, 2010, 09:37 ET from WSJ.

How to Buy Some of Life's Not-So-Little Luxuries—Rare Wines, Vintage Cars, Estate Jewelry, Investment Handbags, the Safest Facelift and Helicopters—Along With In-Depth Profile of Tod's CEO Diego Della Valle

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The October issue of WSJ., The Wall Street Journal's luxury lifestyle magazine, will be available on Saturday, Oct. 23, leading with "How to Buy," an informative, discerning investment guide. From prestige wines and estate jewelry to vintage cars and investment handbags, WSJ. reveals how to acquire luxury items without costly mistakes. Considering a facelift? "How to Buy" explains how to proceed safely and avoid any unpleasant surprises. And for those contemplating the purchase of a private helicopter, it's a buyers market out there—but don't forget to figure in the costs of fuel, maintenance, and the helipad.

In "The Shoe-In," WSJ. profiles one of Italy's most successful entrepreneurs: Tod's CEO Diego Della Valle, who transformed his family's cobbler business into the iconic luxury brand. The European carpetbagger of the American preppy look, Tod's has become a staple of a way of dressing that idealizes weekends in the Hamptons and Cape Cod. Christina Passanello examines the history of Tod's and its successful expansion into Asia and explains why John F. Kennedy is Della Valle's idol.

The October issue continues with "The Partnership," in which novelists Martin Amis and Isabel Fonseca reveal the pleasures of reading, writing and living together—separately. "Spin Master" gives readers a glimpse of textile designer Michael Maharam's extraordinary collection of rare, one-of-a-kind handmade bicycles. And in "Wild Green Yonder," Alastair Gordon celebrates the pleasures of rugged golf courses that embrace the natural landscape. While those pleasures at one Scottish course may include an aggravated bull, they also swing golfers back into the original spirit of the game.

WSJ.'s October issue is the final issue overseen by Tina Gaudoin, who recently assumed the position of contributing editor of style and fashion for The Wall Street Journal Europe in London. The December issue of WSJ. – available on December 4 – will be the first issue from newly named editor in chief Deborah Needleman.

About WSJ.

WSJ., a lifestyle magazine published by The Wall Street Journal, provides the inside track on how to live life to the fullest-from cars to fashion, property to philanthropy, personalities to travel, and collecting to investing. Launched in Sept. 2008, WSJ. explores the smartest, most sophisticated choices worldwide. WSJ. is distributed to a global circulation of approximately 1.6 million Wall Street Journal subscribers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Content from WSJ. is available for free at The Wall Street Journal Online (

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