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$13,000 Basketball by Hermes is Blue, Hand-stitched Calfskin Leather

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 07:22 PM

By Robin Farmer

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A nearly $13,000, custom-made royal blue basketball made by Hermes is so opulent that only two exist is for sale.

The hand-stitched, calfskin leather basketball that costs $12,900 was produced by luxury French fashion house Hermes to coincide with the reopening of its 12,000-square-foot Rodeo Drive boutique in Beverly Hills next month, HUH. magazine reported.

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Only two have been produced at the special-orders atelier in Paris under the creative direction of Pierre-Alexis Dumas.

The magazine reports Hermes U.S. CEO Robert Chavezs said the basketball is designed to dribble, shoot and dunk. It can “certainly be used for play — the leather is sturdy, and why not make such a unique item come to life on the court?”

The high-dollar ball features the same hand-stitched technique as the brand's iconic Birkin bag. Its hue stands for “the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in LA and Southern California," Chavez says.

Online commenters at MSN Now had mixed reactions about the basketball.

One poster wrote: “Has ANYBODY not heard the remark, "Let them eat cake"? As the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and at some point, it's images like a $13K basketball and the possibility that some person might throw that much $$$ away on such an absurdity, that leads to violent revolutions.What the H$ll are people thinking about.”

Another poster agreed. “Some people just have way too much money in their wallets, and too little brain in their heads.”

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