Once, the bonkers Nieman Marcus Christmas Publication offered an Arch Motorcycle as well as a chance to associate Keanu Reeves

For the previous 90 approximately years, Nieman Marcus has actually released a 200-page Xmas catalog targeted at our wealthier, a lot more aspirational, probably much more delusional countrymen. Loaded to the gunwales with luxury products of every red stripe, in the past, the brochure has actually offered high-end cars and trucks, eye-wateringly costly, tailor-made coat of mails, complete trips abroad, a DIY Boeing bizjet, also a goldang Submarine. They claim a fool and also his money are quickly split, and also the NM Xmas Publication looks like a device exactly calibrated to do simply that.

Currently, not whatever in the brochure is mummy coffins and also $20,000, his-and-hers shar-pei puppies. In fact, a couple of years ago the brochure used an unbelievable possibility that even I assumed was quite great. In 2015, the Nieman Marcus Christmas Book used 3 special edition Arch KRGT-W bikes for $150,000 a pop. Currently, that’s big loan even for an Arc, which isn’t low-cost. That cost really did not cover just a bike, however. What you got for your money was a whole «Arch Motorbike Ride and also Experience».

Below’s just how the catalog listing explained it:

» What takes place when a movie celebrity with an enthusiasm for motorcycles strolls into the shop of a well-known customized bike home builder? They create the bike of their dreams (and your own). Keanu Reeves as well as Gard Hollinger compose Arch Motorbike Firm, as well as the KRGT-1— hailed by one customer as «the Zen of bike style»— is their very first production bike. Framed of steel and aircraft-grade billet light weight aluminum with carbon-fiber fenders and front cowling, it has a 124-cubic-inch V-twin engine that creates 121 horse power and matching 120 pound-feet of torque. Certainly born to be ridden, this restricted edition includes customized race-inspired trim, performance suspension, and also an exclusive two-day ride experience for you and also a guest along the California shore with Reeves as well as Hollinger.»

Appears pretty fun, right? The plan consisted of the bike, an all-expenses-paid trip to associate the coolest dude in Hollywood, elegant suppers, the entire little bit. Regretfully, it appears you had to supply your own riding equipment.

Nieman Marcus marketed all 3 packages that year, a much better sales record than, state, the bizjet or the sub. Still, that’s a pretty insane thing to buy out of a magazine. What’s the craziest point you’ve ever before gotten of a brochure, either a real paper one like the NMCB or a 03:00 drunk-buy on Amazon. Let us know.