Nothing like the holiday season to bring out the wackiest lux gifts that we never knew existed. What do you get for the coffee-loving executive that pretends to care about the environment but already has every name brand accessory? Anyone? Oh, I know: How about an uber-expensive coffee cozy to hold that $6 shade-grown organic steamed latte?
Introducing the “upcycled” crocodile coffee cup holder from Hermès (what a surprise). Now, you wouldn’t be wrong to wonder how the environmentally-friendly aspect plays into such a frivolous item. Apparently, looking to utilize their scrap leather, some snarky designer thought creating $250 coffee cozies was a genius idea.
Baffled how this concept got past the drawing boards, I was remiss to realize that Hermès was simply tapping into an under-served marketplace for luxury coffee accessories. Who else is capitalizing? Offering a similar croc holder at $165, Jimmy Choo provides the perfect alternative for those unfortunate souls who might find the Hermès price tag slightly out of reach.
Just don’t get too excited…Choo’s cozy is faux. Hey, you get what you pay for…
Posted by Emily
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Tagged coffee, coffee cozy, coffee cup holder, designer goods, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, lux accessories, marlo m/xc, upcycle
I often imagine a room of designers chuckling away at their latest creation wondering just how far they can push the line of complete insanity in the name of fashion. From Sequined Kate Spade Pineapple bags to Chanel’s couture condoms, here at mm/c we like to keep our eyes peeled for the wackiest accessories we never knew we couldn’t live without.
While traffic jams, the sound of babies crying or doing laundry might bother some, nothing gets under my skin quite like biting into the over-priced piece of fruit I just bought from Whole Foods and noticing an imperfection. With political uprisings overseas and celebrities ruining the sanctity of marriage one maid at a time, I just want my afternoon snack to be intact.
Enter the lambskin Apple Holder from Hermes. At a mere $375, the latest piece from the folks whose Birkin bag redefined the term status symbol, is designed to hold and protect your apple from all that is evil in this world. Okay, that last part might have been a bit of a stretch, but you get the idea.
Adorable? Yes. But practical…. I might have said yes until I realized its handle contains a knife holder with a mini knife that would prevent me from boarding commercial flights. Wait, who am I kidding? That’s what we have private jets for!
Posted by Emily