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The baby luxury market: $15 million bassinets and more

Fortune

A $17,000 solid white gold diamond pacifier was featured around the Internet back in 2006, reportedly made by It’s My Binky, which no longer has an operational website. Perhaps the $17,000 pacifier did not become the new bronzed baby shoes, as the promotional copy ventured.

But there are still many ways to spend more than what some people earn in a week, a year, or a lifetime on something a baby will soon cover in various bodily fluids and other substances while having zero awareness of what a status symbol is. Designer brands have discovered the baby market, and the luxury baby market is estimated to be more than $10 billion, according to Bloomberg.

What follows are a few examples of basic baby needs at non-basic prices. We’ll start off somewhat gently, and top off in the stratosphere.

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