Christmas in July


It’s always fascinating when high-end stores and brands put together their “Wish Lists” for the upcoming holiday season. At Selfridges in London, the just released and insanely expensive merchandise includes a stuffed animal with a price tag of over £43,000. What kind of teddy bear could command that kind of cash? Apparently it’s a limited edition Steiff that features a 24-karat gold snout, emerald and diamond eyes, and fur embellished with gold leaf. If that wasn’t enough, it will also be sold with a Montblanc pen complete with an ink pot filled with liquid gold.

Other items include an Alexander McQueen handbag that resembles a Faberge egg for £29,530, jeweled champagne bottles and cashmere dressing robes.

If you’d like to indulge in some of the same brands at Portero prices, have no fear: We carry a wide variety of Montblanc and Faberge merchandise. Here are my picks for fabulous gifts any time of the year, at prices that won’t empty your pocketbook:

Montblanc Boheme Red Rhodolite Jewels Gold Plate Ballpoint Pen. As a writer, I always love to have one beautiful and well-made pen at my disposal. This is the Couture version.


Faberge Limited Edition 18k Gold Enamel Diamond Drop Earrings. I love the hand-painted enamel and the delicate diamond accents.

Image via The Daily Mail

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