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Three ridiculous high-ticket items

Would you buy a $640 dog bowl?

By Laura Pearson |

$670 pen at Cartier Don’t leave this one behind at the bank! The Roadster Cartier Transatlantique rivets decors rollerball pen comes in lacquered, leather-encased, mother-of-pearl, solid gold and hard stone versions. 630 N Michigan Ave (312-266-7440).

$640 dog bowl at Barneys New York Other dog accessories—diamond-encrusted collars, gold-thread beds—come at a much higher price than this Bottega Veneta woven dog bowl. It’s just that it’s a freakin’ dog bowl, and Spot drinks out of the toilet. 15 E Oak St (312-587-1700).

$99,900 mattress at Chicago Luxury Beds Swedish manufacturer Hästens claims about 140–160 hours go into making each of these bespoke beds, so it’s not like the company is doing a shoddy job. But spending this much on a mattress might keep us awake at night. 440 N Wells St, suite 100N (312-527-5337).

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