Just when you were getting used to the idea of leaving the house in more than one layer, Dallas-based, mega-luxe department store Neiman Marcus thrusts the holidays upon us. Itâ€™s that time of year again: The 2006 Christmas Big Book has arrived. The emphasis is really more on the ooh-and-ah worthy spreads than on buying, so it seems. DVF dresses, Cole Haan satchels, David Yurman gems — theyâ€™re all there, even crystal-embellished barbell and jump rope sets.
But the real appeal comes with the various over-the-top, one-of-a-kind offerings featured: A chance to charter a Virgin Galactic to space (at $1.75 million), an all-star sports celebrity package (starting at $250,000), and a His & Hers Twike commuter vehicle ($40,000).
Yes, Virginia, such unbelievable gifts really do exist.
This yearâ€™s big book celebrates the 80th anniversary of the catalogue, which was first sent to Neimanâ€™s best customers in 1926. Peruse through the items yourself â€“ if you can stand it â€“ at NeimanMarcus.com