Mercedes-Benz Expands 1999 Holiday Catalog

Mercedes-Benz Expands Offering in 1999 Holiday Catalog Find Unique Gifts, Children's Toys and Personal Accessories from the Collection MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Aficionados of Mercedes-Benz will discover holiday shopping heaven...

Mercedes-Benz Expands Offering in 1999 Holiday Catalog Find Unique Gifts, Children's Toys and Personal Accessories from the Collection

MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Aficionados of Mercedes-Benz will discover holiday shopping heaven in the all-new 1999 holiday catalog, The Collection. Whether looking for an ideal gift, or browsing for a personal reward, The Collection offers an exclusive assortment of top-quality Mercedes- Benz merchandise. The Collection contains over 200 personal accessories, ranging from logo-wear and model cars to handcrafted luggage and high-performance mountain bikes. "Through Mercedes-Benz personal accessories, we give everyone who has enthusiasm and passion for our brand the opportunity to express it, whether they're behind the wheel or engaged in leisure activities," said Glenn Rizzo, manager, personal and automotive accessories at Mercedes-Benz USA, Inc. The Collection features an extensive selection of new accessories specifically designed for Mercedes-Benz and its diverse clients. One unique addition is New York-based handbag designer Laura Pearson's black leather totes. Handcrafted from calf leather in Italy, they are exclusively created for Mercedes-Benz. For the very youngest generation of Mercedes clients, The Collection includes a bright orange electric toy dump truck, emblazoned with the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star. Great stocking-stuffer gifts range from an expanded collection of model cars -- spanning the entire model line, as well as vintage and motorsport editions -- plus pens, key rings, lighters and travel mugs. Exclusive Mercedes-Benz merchandise ranges in price from $18 for a silver finished pewter key ring to $3,950 for the 2000 Super Light Mountain Bike. Since Mercedes-Benz began offering exclusive merchandise in 1994, personal accessories sales have doubled, with the month of December consistently marking the best performing month due to holiday season accessory sales. Some of the most popular items are Mercedes-Benz small-scale models, pens and key chains. Holiday shoppers have until the week of December 6th to order Mercedes- Benz merchandise that will be shipped via regular mail. The deadline for FedEx orders is the week of December 20th. Exclusive Mercedes-Benz personal accessories can be ordered through any authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer or through MBUSA's Client Assistance Center at 1-800-For-MERCedes. Additional Mercedes-Benz personal and automotive accessories can be ordered online -- on a select scale -- by accessing the Mercedes-Benz corporate Web site http://www.MBUSA.com, or through its own Web address, http://www.MercedesCollection.com.

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