Forget Jimmy Choo: Hermès Sells $250 Croc Coffee Cup Holders

Not down with the $165 Jimmy Choo faux croc coffee cup holders? How about $250 Hermès real croc ones?

Just a day after we stumbled upon the Choo cozies, Choire Sicha posted about Hermès cozies over at The Awl. This obviously had us pondering the apparently booming luxury coffee cup holder business (luxury realness, if you will). It turns out the Hermès cup holders are slightly less offensive than the Choo ones, as explained by Cathy Horyn:

The whole point of Petit h is to find new and creative uses for leftover scraps of leather and silk or defective china and crystal — not turn out more products, however delectable.

It’s kind of like recycling? Or upcycling? Or something? Since they’re made from scraps, Hermès isn’t actively producing more (until there’s a surplus of scraps again, we suppose), which means you’ll have a hard time finding them. But if you do, regular leather ones will run you $195 and croc ones $250. Ugh.

[via The Awl]

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