Moët & Chandon Revealed to Be Source of Financial Crisis

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The financial crisis has not yet trickled down to the Moët & Chandon marketing team, where conspicuous consumption and irrational exuberance are alive and well this holiday season. The bedazzled Champagne house doesn’t want to deny you the chance to purchase a bottle of White Star or Nectar Impérial customized with messages written in gold or silver Swarovski crystals, so they’ve brought this gift idea out of their Soho pop-up boutique closet and onto the Internet. At, you can write your own message on a bottle starting at $90. Our suggestions: “Bailout!” or “401(kill).” Bad news always looks better in crystal.