To celebrate the opening of its new Beverly Hills store in September Hermès unveiled its hand-stitched basket basketball, which retails at US$12,900.

The French luxury brand is known for its quirky items, as well as its hard-to-get Birkin bags and elegant men’s and womenswear. The blue ball on sale in LA will be a coveted Christmas gift among the movie and music set, but there is no word one whether Hermès plans to follow up by launching its owns high-top sneakers.

Hermès closed out the spring 2014 season of Paris Fashion Week in October at The Orangerie, which dates from 1839 and houses the garden’s large plants during the winter. Christophe Lemaire’s verdant theme produced clothes that were lighter, more colorful and loose, visiting a welcome hint of exoticism upon Hermès’ signature buttoned-up aesthetic.

His key pieces were a belted, short-sleeve dress and matching print boots in water lily print, Green crocodile culottes worn with crisp, short sleeve button down, a curry-yellow crocodile wrap skirt and a green suede blouson dress with padded palm motif at the neckline.

None of the models carried basketballs but maybe the Beverly Hills offering suggests that future Hermès may start to have more of a street aesthetic.

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