Hightower: X-mas Markup Catalogues

Did you get yours, yet? Your What? Why your Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog, you big silly. It's the only way to shop. I mean, check this absolutely perfect stocking stuffer for that special someone in your life. It's a 185-caret diamond necklace -- only $900,000 ... and they'll gift wrap it for free. Now here's something for that boy of yours who's starting prep school next year: a BMW. But not just a boring Beamer like every other kid has. I'm talking the limited- edition Z3 Roadster. That's right, the very model that Pierce Brosnan drives in GoldenEye, the new James Bond movie. Is this way cool, or what? Yours for $35,000 plus T, T, and L. Someone on your list interested in fly fishing? Neiman Marcus will help you give them all the essential gear: a graphite rod for $575, reel and line for $395, and a Brodin landing net for 79 bucks; of course, they'll need a fly-fishing vest, $145, plus $130 for the vest accessory kit 200 for the waders, $130 for the sunglasses -- and well, they're ready to go fish! But hey, you've been a good boy or girl. Shouldn't Santa give you a treat, too? Well Neiman Marcus has planned a fabulous getaway just for you. For only $2,900, you can join a select group of fellow catalog customers for a six day motorcycle ride into the Colorado Rockies. Just bring your own motorcycle, and they do the rest. Some gourmet chefs come along to prepare meals; a mechanical crew rides with you to make any repairs; you'll spend nights at first class resorts, and there's even a tattoo artist on hand! Plus, to send you off in the proper spirit, a real Native American chief will perform the "blessing of the bikes."

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