Sep 2, 2013
Hermès creates $13,000 basketball for US store
Sep 2, 2013
Paris, France - French luxury fashion group Hermès, famed for its exclusive handbags and scarves, said Friday it had created a $12,900 basketball to grace its renovated Los Angeles store.
The blue calf leather ball is handstitched and embossed with the house's trademark H sign along with the inscription Beverly Hills.
It was to be in the shop window of a newly renovated Hermès store on posh Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills but "someone asked me to keep it aside for him," Hermès boss Axel Dumas told AFP.
"I think we would like to make two or three more," he said.
The Hermès store on Rodeo Drive opened in 1997. The company recently bought the building and the new store is spread over 950 square metres (10,226 square feet).
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