From the windows at Saks and Barneys to the Christmas displays in Opening Ceremony, stores are transformed into wonderlands where even the most Scrooge-hearted of shoppers can't help wistfully picking up that Céline tote.
In honor of Christmas fantasies, we've picked out the gifts we dream of receiving one day. Let's hope Santa Karl is in a giving mood this year.
Proenza Schouler Virgin Wool, Leather, & Fox Fur Coat What better way to deal with the blustery cold than in a luxurious Proenza Schouler coat that can bring back all "your making-out-with-boys-under-the-bleachers" memories? Get yours at Colette.
Pat McGrath and Guido Palau Pat McGrath and Guido Palau are the industry standard for gorgeous hair and makeup. Having them to get you ready every morning is perhaps the most valuable gift anyone could give.
Louis Vuitton Luggage Set Traveling is a huge bore, especially during the holidays, so you might as well do it in style. There's no classier way to jet-set than with a complete set of Louis Vuitton luggage. Not only is it chic, but it's also waterproof so you don't have to worry about bringing it on that yachting trip you're taking. Get yours at www.louisvuitton.com.
A Peek into the Balenciaga Archives Nicolas Ghesquiere is the luckiest man in the world to get to visit Balenciaga's cherished archives as he wishes. Most Balenciaga die-hards would give about anything to get a glimpse into the archives, which house Cristobal's greatest works.
The Complete Series of Visionaire No fashion magazine is as luxurious or exclusive as Visionaire. A yearly subscription costs $625 (that's 4 issues), and some past issues retail in the thousands. But getting your own personal copy of Diana Vreeland's memos is, as MasterCard says, priceless.
Lanvin Dress Lanvin for H&M was great, but nothing is as good as the real thing. Get yours at Colette.
Role in Tom Ford's Next Film A Single Man made fashion lovers' mouths water, and although Tom's next film is said to be a comedy, we're sure it's going to be just as beautiful. Just imagine what it would be like to be in front of Mr. Ford's lens.
A Closet Full of Givenchy Haute Couture Couture may be a dying breed, but that doesn't mean we want it any less. Givenchy's modern couture is just the fix for the luxurious rebel.
Ralph Vaessen Sunglasses Ralph Vaessen may not be the first name you think of when you think sunglasses, but it definitely should be. Vaessen's handcrafted natural horn eyewear is the epitome of luxury.
Marc Jacobs Alpaca Fur Coat Although Marc Jacobs seems to be addicted to commodification (Jacobs by Marc Jacobs by Marc by Marc Jacobs, anyone?) he can still make the dreamiest of luxury goods. Just one look at this greige alpaca coat makes all my MJ keychains seem like garbage. Get it at Marc Jacobs.
A Jewelry Box Full of Delfina Delletrez Fendi heiress Delfina Delettrez creates some of the most unique jewelry on the market. Her surreal, disturbing items feel more like treasures than just regular jewelry. See all of Delfina's goodies at Opening Ceremony.