And their girlfriends and wives, she says, are sometimes seen “more as a status symbol than a human being.”
A tapestry like this was the ultimate luxury good and status symbol, worth so much more than a measly painting.
"status symbol" isn't a word recently associated with the newspaper industry, but the FT has been an anomaly.
It was a status symbol within a world that cared about status symbols—and that counted for a lot.
Cars, long a status symbol for American youth, are increasingly being passed-over by millennials the New York Times reports.
Iris (name has been changed) has become one such “status symbol.”
Like blood ivory, some see it as a status symbol due to its perceived prestige and ballooned financial value.
Will people keep buying it when it's no longer a status symbol?
Automobiles were owned by the government only, and bicycles, a status symbol, were available to only a few.