The odd thing about something like this is that I am positive that this basketball will actually be purchased, and sadly never used. In order to celebrate the re-opening of their Beverly Hills shop, Hermés have created a blue basketball which retails for $12,900. This is not a joke, it really exists.
According to HUH:
Only two of the bright blue calfskin balls have been created, but according to the brand’s American CEO Robert Chavez, they can “certainly be used for play – the leather is sturdy, and why not make such a unique item come to life on the court?” Made at the special orders atelier in Paris under the creative direction of Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the balls feature the same hand-stitched technique as the brand’s iconic Birkin bag and represent “the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in L.A. and Southern California.”