Dallas-based Neiman Marcus unveiled its 89th annual “The Christmas Book” this morning, complete with a guest appearance from Keanu Reeves, who–non-ironically–arrived on a motorcycle.
Aside from the usual Tom Ford boots, Saint Laurent bags, and Neiman’s much-loved cashmere collection, the 196-page book also features the retailer’s famous “fantasy gifts.” And this year’s selection, which range in price from $10 to $400,000, upheld the retailer’s reputation for eccentric offerings. It’ll ease that impending shopper’s guilt to know that a percentage of the proceeds from the fantasy gifts go toward The Heart of Neiman Marcus, the retailer’s non-profit organization focused on youth art education and experiences.
Explore India. The most expensive of the fantasy gifts, this 12-day, five-city trip to India includes private jets, luxury suites, a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal, and a private dinner with a Bollywood star.
Take a ride with Keanu Reeves. No, really. This two-day, three-night motorcycle ride along the California coast features time with Reeves and custom bike maker Gard Hollinger. This is open to three lucky customers and a guest. (“Speed” references possibly welcome.)
Go to the edge of the world. A high-altitude balloon will lift a luxury pressurized capsule 100,000 feet above Earth, offering 360° views of Earth. You’ll have to wait until 2017 though.
Get styled by Iris Apfel. Limited to five customers, this fantasy gift comes with a 4-to-5-foot truck built to specifically house Apfel’s jewelry and accessories, which were inspired by her personal collection, and a personal styling session and lunch with the 93-year-old style icon at Neiman’s flagship store in downtown Dallas.
Dress to impress. Neiman’s took a slightly different approach to the His & Her gifts this year, offering MacKenzie-Childs trunks featuring your child’s hand-painted initials and holding a selection of Chasing Fireflies Ultimate Collection costumes. The boys’ version includes five Marvel super heroes costumes, while the girls’ holds five Disney Princess-themed costumes.
Also new this year is an 11th fantasy gift, which is only sold through the store’s mobile app. The gift is a Memory Mirror, an interactive device that can be installed for $40,000 and allows shoppers personalized service from their favorite stylist.
We’re still not sure how a motorcycle ride with Keanu Reeves yields more than being lifted 100,000 feet above the earth, but you’ll report back to us, right?
For a closer look at everything in this year’s edition, check out the book yourself.
Nicole is wearing jewelry pieces from Maharaja, Aesa, and Lele Sadoughi, all from Elements. Mary Katrantzou top and skirt from Neiman Marcus Downtown. Hair/Makeup: Kristi Redman/Shana Anderson Model: Nicole, Wallflower Management Photo Assistants: Bret Redman and Shana Anderson
Special Thanks to The Joule Dallas and Wallflower Management
So it seems that jewelry is on my brain this week. Maybe it’s the dreary weather that sends my mind searching for something that sparkles…
Which brings me to the enormous amount of requests I’ve received recently about my NicSal necklace I’ve been wearing around Dallas.
Spikes, crystals, and fringe. Need I say more?
Joomi Lim jewelry and SUNO silk top, both V.O.D. Boutique.
I use to stray away from jewels. I thought jewels were reserved for your grandmother or women with lots of money and beautiful heirloom pieces. Minimalism was key.