Meet the Birkin bag of the sports world as Hermés release £8,200 basketball

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Hermes Basketball

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Luxury fashion house Hermés have released a $12,900 (approx. £8,200) calfskin basketball to celebrate the re-opening of their Beverly Hills boutique.

There are only two of the limited edition blue, calfskin balls available and they feature the same hand-stitched technique as the brand's iconic Birkin bag.

Designed to represent 'the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in L.A. and Southern California,' the balls were made at the special orders atelier in Paris under the creative direction of Pierre-Alexis Dumas.

Despite their hefty price tag, they are not just intended to live out their lives on the mantelpiece.

'[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?' says the brand's American CEO Robert Chavez.

Would you though, if you had the cash?

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