With Christmas starting to percolate in the back of our minds, it's time to resume the topics about where rich people shop -- in case you're anxious to unload a bundle of cash!
Unless you've been living under a rock (perhaps next door to the rock I live under) I'm sure you've heard of Oscar de la Renta, right? A brand that's part of our collective history and culture, whether we can afford to shop there or not.
De la Renta became internationally famous of course during the 1960's, as couturier for the elegant Jacqueline Kennedy, and has continued to dress the rich and famous - from film stars to royalty to this very day. I believe he has about seventy-five stores now, scattered around the world where the rich congregate. And while haute couture is still offered, his stores also have off-the-rack, ready-to-wear items as well.
But did you know De la Renta's stores are among the very most expensive places on earth to shop? Way up there with the House of Bijan.
And the reason this store comes up tonight -- remember I told you we've been through a scandalous divorce around here and that the Mister has a new girlfriend?
Well, last week he took her on a shopping spree to De la Renta's store in New York, right there on Madison Avenue and 66th Street.
Ester, our upstairs maid, found the receipt from this little outing in the Mister's dressing rooms and reported it immediately to me.
The total bill was just over thirty-seven-thousand dollars ($37,000) for only twenty-two items!
Absolutely amazing! (Shocking would be a better word!)
But if you're in need of some fancy threads yourself, or just want to pick up a few Christmas gifts, here's a link to Oscar de la Renta's extraordinary world.
And again, please don't blame me when the credit card bills come in!