11/09/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

$1,000 Lap Dance Defies The Market Slide

The implosion of the financial markets seems to mark the twilight of the second gilded age. History may look back with scorn at $30,000 couches, $600-an-hour therapists, $25,000 hot chocolates and super Sweet 16 parties.

The Wall Street folks, you'd think, seem to be saying goodbye to all that.

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