Neiman Marcus Scales Down Fantasy Gift Catalogue, Leaves You Hobos With Private Plane

Leonora Epstein / October 7, 2009

Luxury department store Neiman Marcus is really feeling the economic downturn. So much so that they’ve totally scaled back their annual “fantasy gift” catalogue to exclude seven- and eight-figure products. In the past, reports the Wall Street Journal, offerings included $10 million Zeppelins and an even more expensive submarine. This year, the recession has forced us to deal with the marked-down leftovers—an $8,500 preserved African Flower Beetle (ewwww); some six-figure, special-edition Jaguar (yawn); and a “literary experience” with an acclaimed author (bo-ring). And to think that in past years they offered trips to outer space! What are we going to get Granny for Christmas now?The most luxe item is this $250K “his-hers” carbon fiber plane. We’d rather settle for a drive in the country with our manfriends in a Cupcake Car, which reaches speeds of seven miles per hour, for the bargain price of $25,000. Plus, you look extra awesome while you’re driving it. [Wall Street Journal]