Sunday, August 03, 2008

Miss-marketing

In honor of the muskrat that D. discovered recently on Cliff Drive, I should like to say that not only did he miss out on a great feast (apparently), he also could have cashed in on the fact that the GORSUCH (such gore?) company weaves their "angelina coat" out of such fur.

Holy expenditures, PETA-man, whose research justified sending a ski-apparel catalog with $1,000 coyote boots and $1,000 sport-specific pants to someone like me, who doesn't happen to have a cottage at Aspen?

You have to see page 3, however: ah, yes, the st. moritz poncho, crafted of Italian mink, available for a mere $10,430.

I recognize that location from Lily Bart's world, of course. Maybe the catalog people think that the "Blessings Coming and Blessings Going" mail from the mystery church — which advised that I put the two enclosed pennies in my shoes, walk a few steps and then put one inside and one outside the door — really is set to work, eh?

To A., who has experience writing catalog fodder:  it is of note that this one contains nary a narrative, just the basics of fabric and sizing.  They have even Frontgate beaten on the way rich people must know what they want and require no flowery language to induce spending.

2 comments:

hearmysong said...

wow. that's pricey, even by FG's standards.

I find it absolutely priceless that FG can't hire any freelancers now because they are over budget. Guess the downturn is kicking everyone in the groin.

DKC said...

I have created a new summer elixir that soothes mind and tummy and it's called muskrapture. Nevermind where the ingredients came from.