Neiman Marcus for less this Christmas?
Is it really almost Christmas, and not April Fool's Day?
There, among the scores of pages of shiny, shiny ads in the fashion magazine I was reading ... no, it couldn't be.
Ad copy reading, ''Ooh la la for not a lot of moo la la ... Coast through the holidays at remarkable rates ... The best gifts of the season for a song ...'' All enticements to bargain prices.
At Neiman Marcus.
Neiman Marcus? Needless Markup, bragging about its low, low prices?
If you still aren't a believer in bad retail times, these ads alone should do it for you.
Now, NM's idea of ''not a lot of moo la la'' is rather different from mine -- $297 leggings, a $145 sequined T-shirt. But maybe in the NM shopper's universe, that is like shopping at Target.
But they'd still have to move the decimal point one space to the left to make a Neiman regular out of me. That's a Christmas miracle I'm not even bothering to ask Santa for.
-- Patt Morrison