Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2011 Features Bespoke Assouline Library

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Among Neiman Marcus? fantasy Christmas gifts this year is a $125,000 bespoke library from French luxury publisher Assouline. Part of the famed retailer?s iconic Christmas Book, the library is a full-fledged installation including custom carpeting, objets d?art, and beautifully framed prints in addition to books.

The shelves will be lined with a one-of-a-kind Assouline collection, consisting of 250 current and vintage volumes in the genre of the purchaser?s choice. Furnishings include a custom Didot carpet, two Modigliani-style sculpture bookends, two antique director?s chairs, a Didot cashmere throw,
a lacquer and bronze coffee table, a brass floor lamp, five Jean-Michel Berts Photographic Collection prints, a custom sofa, and more. 

Other lavish fantasy gifts in the Christmas Book include a $1 million custom made "dancing" fountain; a "Dream Folly" opulent customized yurt for $75,000; a Neiman Marcus-edition solid mahogany Hacker-Craft speedboat for $250,000; a $45,000 table-tennis table that doubles as a contemporary work of art; a bespoke Neiman Marcus edition 2012 Ferrari FF for $395,000 including a set of matching luggage; and a private Johnnie Walker Scotch tasting for $5,000.

Eight of the fantasy gifts offered in the Christmas Book feature a unique charitable component including donations to various worthy causes as part of the proceeds. Visit to see the complete collection of 2011 fantasy gifts.


Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the Fo...(Read More)

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