Our Guide to Fashion's Most Obscenely Expensive Gifts

Despite the fact that droves of good people out there continue to be crippled by debt, foreclosures, and vanishing jobs...the fashion world's insatiable lust for luxe dutifully soldiers on. Seriously, you can just forget the fruitcake--because some of the holiday gift price-tags out there are in fact so obscene, it inspired us to hunt around a little more in search of all the most expensive gifts we could find. Yes, debt be damned! It's time to throw caution and credit card limits to the wind. Because, honestly, nothing says "Happy Chrismukkah, I Love You!" better than a $12,000 Chanel bicycle.
Chanel Bike, approximately $12,000
For: The style and eco-conscious girlfriend
Why: She'll never have to worry about how to carry her 2.55 while pedaling down Central Park West anymore, because there's a handy little Chanel bag already strapped to this two-wheeled wonder.
Alexander Amosu Suit, $103,000
For: The banking brat
Why: What else screams "the recession is my bitch" (we're looking at you, PC Peterson)
better than the world's most expensive suit?
Rick Owens Mink Bunny , $700
For: The petulant Paris Hilton-in-training
Why: This fuzzy friend also doubles up as a pouch—gotta have some place to stash the keys to Baby's first Bentley, right?
Christian Dior Phone , starts at approximately $5,000
For: The tech-obsessed label whore
Why: Every girl needs a way to drunk dial in style, and what better way to do it than with a phone emblazoned with Dior's signature pattern and diamonds?
Paco Rabanne Millionaire Fragrance—18 Carat Edition , $57,000
For: The filthy rich, but less-than-fragrant aunt
Why: Sure, she looks like a million dollars, but does she SMELL like it?
Delfina Delettrez Skeleton Hand Bracelet , $29,406
For: The gajillionaire goth
Why: You can bet your Amex Black card that you won't be able to find this blinged-out skeleton hand in any old Hot Topic.
Leica M7 Hermès , $14,000
For: The sartorially-savvy shutterbug
Why: Those dinky old Canon point-and-shoots just don't match her Birkin quite as well.
Gucci Crocodile Shoulder Bag, $26,825
For: The wannabe "social"
Why: The Alexander Wang Coco? That's for amateurs. Nobody will know that she truly deserves to be famous for doing nothing if her bag doesn't ring in over 5 digits…at least.
Valentino Collector's Edition Book, $1,800
For: The couture-wearing bookworm
Why: She has enough Valentino in her wardrobe(s), so here's a little something for her bookshelves.
Erickson Beamon Talking Heads Chandelier, $40,000
For: The desperate decorator
Why: Everybody needs something to fill up all that space in those cavernous penthouses.
Louis Vuitton Alzer 80 luggage, $6,600
For: The loaded but luggage-poor
Why: Because you're not doing first class right until you stroll in with some Vuitton.
House of Christian Lacroix, approximately $100 million
For: The aspiring fashion savior
Why: Since the original purchase offer by an Ajman sheikh fell through, Christian Lacroix is going to be reduced to a licensing business, which simply will not do. Purchase the storied couturier and give the ultimate fashion gift that will keep on giving—to Lacroix, the company's employees, and the rest of the fashion world.
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