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Luxe to the max

December 27, 2007|David A. Keeps

This really is a trunk show: Manrico, which claims to be the first manufacturer of cashmere bedsheets, doesn't skimp on the details. For customers who purchase 10 or more sets of the lightweight luxury linens -- which start at a whopping $5,200 for a basic king-size set that is packaged in a leather box -- the Manhattan-based textile company throws in the two-part storage case, shown here, which normally sells for $14,500. By comparison, the white and brown blanket with a star motif on the top shelf and the dark brown blanket beneath it seem like bargains at $4,900 and $2,900, respectively. Manrico offers numerous options for customizing its machine-washable and dryer-safe sheets, shown hanging from the sides of the trunk, including piping and border details and color-matching to paint chips. Available from Manrico, 922 Madison Ave., New York, (212) 794-4200, www.manrico.com.

-- David A. Keeps

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