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Neiman Marcus Christmas book offers golf course designed by Nicklaus, more

His and hers robots were among the gifts offered in last year's Christmas Book. This year, there's even more - including an 'on-court' experience with the Harlem Globetrotters. His and hers robots were among the gifts offered in last year's Christmas Book. This year, there's even more - including an 'on-court' experience with the Harlem Globetrotters.

With stock markets sinking and fear of recession rising, what's the affluent consumer to do? Neiman Marcus hopes a few of them will escape the grim headlines by splurging on diamonds, Dior and other diversions.

The upscale retailer unveiled its Christmas Book on Tuesday and made surprisingly few concessions to the financial crisis running from Wall Street to Main Street.

You can be the first on your block to own a limited-edition BMW sedan, a backyard golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus or a collection of every top 100 record from 1955 to 1990.

Neiman vice president Ginger Reeder said wealthy customers aren't much affected by the economy, but that so-called aspirational shoppers - more middle-income yet yearning for touches of luxury - could be stretched thin.

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