CARRIAGE TRADE: All They Want...

In a yuletide that boasts a hit tune called I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (see Music), retailers did their utmost to provide the unusual—and expensive—in gifts:

¶ In Beverly Hills, Teitelbaum furriers offered mink bras and panties in 30 different mutations. Price: $2,500 a set. Also in Beverly Hills, Jewells by Tobias put on sale gold cuff links, in the shape of "his" and "her" shorts (viewed from the rear), for $150.

¶ For the kitchen-loving housewife, Dallas' Linz Bros, displayed a bracelet bangle in the form of a 14-carat gold sink with tiny diamonds streaming from the faucets. Price: $200....

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