Sergey A. Komarov


The article analyzes topics related to the study of luxury as a form of manifestation and realization of excessive consumption, seen from one of the most influential authors of the early twentieth century Sergei Witte and works of modern scientists. The relevance of the conceptual study on luxury is that it is not only a socially conscious reality in the sphere of consumption, which differentiates society, but also a factor that affects the nature of relations between different social groups in society. The study used the document analysis method, ranging from the synchronic (modern) and diachronic (historical), tracking the evolution of the concept of "luxury", and identifying the origins of the functional characteristics of this concept.