That’s right kids, the Neiman-Marcus Christmas Book has hit the presses. Aimed at the “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it crowd”, the catalog is a yearly extravaganza of excess. And even in the troubled 2008 economy, those lucky enough to receive a copy (or foolish enough to plunk down $15 bucks to have Neiman send you one), will not be disappointed at the ways the luxe retailer has found to conspicuously consume.
Got a sports fan in your life? Neiman will sell you the end zone from the Dallas Cowboys stadium for an eye-popping $500,000. Sure to compliment any McMansion, but not guaranteed to get the approval of snootier Architectural Review committees, the half million dollar price tag also includes some autographed memorabilia.
And if replacing your sod with an NFL endzone isn’t quite the vision you have for your backyard, how about plunking down $1,000,000 plus to have Jack Nicklaus transform it into a golf course? Why trouble yourself with the social climbers at the country club when you can play 18 holes right outside your own door? And to complete the experience, you can have a drink afterward in your own $250,000 Irish pub–built right into your home.
Or perhaps you’ve always dreamt of owning champion horses. For just $10,000,000 you can do just that–including 4 years of having your team managed by a Kentucy Farm known for breeding Triplecrown quality equines.
Maybe all of those are a bit out of your budget, after all, we are all tightening our belts this year, so there are lesser priced options as well:
For $160,000 smackers, you can get a limited edition 2009 BMW 7 series, complete with European delivery and a piano finish steering wheel. It’s spacious backseat will no doubt be a great place for naps after your foreclosure is filed.
If you need transportation, but want something that will put the wind through your hairplugs, why not a titanium fighter motorcycle? Neiman will deliver one of the limited edition bikes for just $110,000.
How about $60,000 for his-and-hers self portraits in LEGO?? That’s right…LEGO. If you’ve got sixty thousand clams sitting around, acclaimed artist Nathan Sawaya will build your likeness out of the little plastic bricks.
And if it’s been a truly hard year for you, Neiman-Marcus understands and has filled the book with low-cost gifts like a $15,000 crystal chess set, a $2,000 suitcase, and various jewels that can be had for under $50 grand. Happy shopping!