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$475,000 perfume and other Neiman Marcus Christmas gifts you can't afford

Keyonna Summers, Times Staff Writer

Thursday, October 9, 2014 1:22pm

I'm so poor that I didn't know the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book existed until yesterday.

Don't get me wrong. I've heard all about those famous Neiman Marcus cookies and the wonders of its bistro. As a child, I spent countless hours poring over JCPenney's huge Christmas catalog, drawing huge circles around the toys I wanted my mom to notice while browsing the dog-earred pages. Logic would bear that other department stores have similar publications.

But I didn't realize that there was some retailer out there hawking fantasy gifts with multi-thousand dollar price tags to the rich and, presumably, famous.

So for all those shallow-pocketed drolls like me who don't even dare dream about buying $55,000 linens or $475,000 bottles of gold-encased perfume, I present you with the Neiman Marcus holiday collection.

Gawk away, divas.