Neiman Marcus Does Its Part for Luxury MarketThis year's recently released Neiman Marcus Christmas Book provides ample evidence that the U.S. luxury market is indeed thriving.
As in the past, the 79-year-old annual tribute to indulgence features numerous high-priced, unique baubles and toys for shoppers who have enough $1,000 articles of clothing.
The standouts include a $3.5 million M400 Skycar prototype, the world's first personal vertical take-off and landing vehicle, and a private concert with Sir Elton John for $1.5 million.
There's also a personal photo booth for $20,000, a life-size, custom-painted IndyCar Series Car replica with flat-screen monitor and video game for $65,000 and a limited-edition sculpture that floats on an invisible magnetic wave for $90,000.
The 152-page catalog is being distributed to 2 million Neiman Marcus customers in the United States and worldwide. Anyone else can order a copy for $15 by calling 1-800-NEIMANS. The catalog is also available online at neimanmarcus.com.