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From MINI Limos to Blinged-Out Birthday Cakes

 - Jun 14, 2009   Updated: Jun 8 2011
This slideshow of ridiculously opulent Swarovski creations from the Trend Hunter archives is sure to add some sparkle to your Sunday. Below, you'll find all that's Swarovski-studded, blinged and bedazzled, from wee MINI limos to super-sized Barbie birthday cakes.

The economy may have tightened consumer budgets somewhat, but the sheer abundance of these Swarovski creations proves that the luxury market is still kicking strong.

Implications - Opulence has long existed within society, however, it is now becoming more and more favorable as a result of the end of the recession. For those fortunate enough to be able to afford to indulge, designs like these Swarovski creations are sought-after. Businesses should consider incorporating lavish designs even in times of economic downturn, as there always exists a market for opulence.