What recession? This holiday season, Santa's richest clients might be asking for these elite items:
Start ‘em young: Fit for Suri Cruise, these $390 kids' ballerina flats by French design house Lanvin come in metallic calfskin and add a new layer of competitiveness to children's ballet classes.
A mashup only Kanye could love? Chanel’s $950 running shoes are emblazoned with the label’s iconic logo, for the least humble athletes on the track.
The smell of success? It’ll cost ya. DKNY’s million-dollar perfume bottle is crafted out of 14-karat yellow and white gold, as well as 2,700 white diamonds, 183 yellow sapphires, and a 2.43-carat yellow canary diamond.
Even the linen closet isn’t safe from the overpriced luxe treatment. Beach bums can finally show off their inner fashionistas with Vogue’s $450 beach towel, featuring an image of its July 15, 1926 cover.
If your home is missing that sparkling something, why not splurge on this $260,000 Swarovski panther sculpture? The glittering cat, created by the British Neo Pop artist Greg Holt for Ahalife, boasts 80,000 Swarovski crystals and is one of only five in existence. Comes with rock.
The world's first-ever 24-carat gold laces, selling for $19,000, are handmade by Colombian workers using "ancient, artisan jewelry techniques" that take 120 hours to produce. The best part? Your blinged-out strings will be delivered by security and "laced for you anywhere in the world."
Wolford’s Roses tights, complete with flower texture and back seam, sell for $345 – giving a new meaning to annoying snags.
Pair your Starbucks latte habit with only the most expensive accessory: the $165 mock-croc leather Jimmy Choo coffee sleeve.
Malibu Barbie, eat your heart out: The Barbie Adores Katy Perry Doll, now up for auction, is currently selling at $11,500 (a bargain, as its estimated value is $15,000). The lookalike doll features “70 hand-painted mini cupcakes, a candy-colored glitter-kissed bodice and fishnet stockings dotted with shimmering Swarovski crystals... and hand-painted tattoos."
Would you buy any of these items if you could afford to? What’s your biggest holiday splurge?