Something Different: Hermès Basketballs

File this under things Kanye West would buy. To commemorate the launch of its Beverly Hills store, Hermès has created two blue basketballs (oh please, that joke is so easy) costing $12,900 each and made in the Paris atelier under the creative direction of Pierre-Alexis Dumas.


The idea behind the calfskin curios, which are indeed available to buy and use, is to represent “the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in L.A. and Southern California,” says American CEO Robert Chavez. They also feature the same hand-stitching as the house’s iconic Birkin bag, so you could call it couture sporting equipment.

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