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The Really Rich List

What’s the most you can pay for a white T-shirt or a hot dog? Here, the most expensive staples of the good life we could find in New York.


Bed Linens
A set of Léron sheets takes a year to make in Italy—they’re 800-thread count, but the cost is driven by embroidery or Fuselli lace (shown here) woven tight as hair around a pinhead.

Burial Site
By 2010, there’ll be no room left alongside the Tiffany founders at 167-year-old Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Top dollar buys space for a mausoleum.

Hamptons Commute
Associated Aircraft Group drives up to seven people to a 24-hour Chelsea helipad, where they board the latest Sikorsky for a 36-minute ride.

Parking Spot
Private garages are as scarce as gold dust in Tribeca and nearly as expensive. Only five loft buildings have them; this nondescript 153-square-foot spot is one of eighteen in the Dietz Lantern. A suburban-style remote-controlled door, video cameras, and concierges are thrown in.

White T-shirt
This handmade Marc Jacobs tee is cut on the bias, with a folded collar made from the same fine Italian jersey fabric as the rest of the shirt (most tees use prefab collars). The material may be luxe, but the look is faux scruff with unfinished, seamless edges.

Dog Collar and Leash
This Hermès crocodile-and-calfskin-leather leash-and-collar set is handcrafted in Paris and made to last— although if your dog chews through it, the store will charge for the repair. Naturally, there’s a Birkin to match.

Hand-painted flowers make every Jillian Sherry bra and thong unique—and time-consuming to produce. After five weeks, you get beautiful silk underwear fit mainly for taking off: There’s no underwire or padding.

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