My friend Christine is giving her son his first Teddy Bear for xmas, so of course it will be a Steiff. We had a whole discussion of soft vs. articulated, how one shouldn’t cut the ear tags (like my mother did), and favorite Steiffs of our childhood. She was surfing the interwebs while we chatted and found this Steiff Bear from Neiman Marcus- it’s just too, too.

And here’s Karl with his bear:


If only I had a couple thousand dollars to blow.