While snooping around the web, we came across these two sheet sets on sale (...by the sea shore) from Dreamsoft Bedware.com. We are curious, as both are examples of absolute luxury, yet the Frette 200 thread count is so much more than the 1000(!!) thread count version.
The Pima Cotton 1000 thread count queen sheet set is on sale for $199 (plus free shipping!)
The Frette Scallop Edge Queen Sheet Set is on sale for $399. That's a lot of money, but we've slept on Frette sheets and it is truly a delight.