Golden Guns

Protection with a touch of chic

Finally, the perfect knock-'em-dead gift for the man or woman who has everything: something to protect everything with. Not your ordinary cold steel snub nose, mind you. That would never do for kings, sultans and other mega-consumers. At Bijan's exclusive Beverly Hills boutique, where the clientele snaps up such wares as $95,000 chinchilla bedspreads and $1,500 bottles of perfume for men, self-defense means a $10,000 gold designer gun. "You don't want to be at home and have someone try to kill you," explains the Iranian-born proprietor, Bijan Pakzad. "It's protection in a chic way. To me,...

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