December really is the perfect time for luxury-themed novelty items to hit stores. Have a vain friend who requires a gift but don’t want to spend very much? The keychain and coin purse options abound, and many of them already come packaged in gift boxes for your present-swapping pleasure.
“What do you give a girl that has everything?” is a question a lot of fashion lovers (or friends of fashion lovers) ask themselves around this time of year, and if you want to get a little more creative than the requisite key pouch and still stay within budget, perhaps a set of Lanvin Faces Playing Cards (with two full decks!) is, err…in the cards? Boo, hiss, I know, bad joke.
Lanvin’s release of signature playing cards follows in the estimable brand-everything-known-to-man footsteps of Louis Vuitton and its set of three logo decks, but at $85, these cards save you a whole $20 over the Louis Vuitton purchase price, although you get one fewer set, make any cost-benefit analyses as you may see fit. The Lanvin cards are just as ridiculous as any set of designer playing cards (a phrase I never expected to type, ever, but have now typed several times!) could be, but with the fun illustrations, you could possibly get crafty and make them into some sort of pop-art wall decor. I know that’s what I’d do if I suddenly found a set of these in my possession. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $85.