Neiman Marcus Rebels Against Credit Crunch

 - Oct 10, 2008   Updated: Jun 1 2011
References: neimanmarcus & telegraph
The new Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is online now in its entirety. It contains totally amazing and out-of-reach options, but it is always good to window shop and dream.

For example, you get the chance to play with the Harlem Globetrotters for $110,000 or, for the same price, the AMAZING M-Velope's Transformable Structure.

Submarines, mini Harley Davidsons and mini Mercedes are all also on offer.

Implications - In the consumer world, those who can afford luxury products will buy them, and those who can't, will fantasize about them. As a result, the companies who overexpose consumers to seemingly unreachable luxuries manipulate these items from a "want" to a "need" status in the public eye. As consumer need for extravagance increases, this offsets the production-consumption cycle at an exponential rate.