In the world of fashion and luxury, nothing is too good for people with money â€“ and fashion designers know this.Â Thatâ€™s why they offer special items for their most discerning clients, items you probably never knew existed, likeâ€¦
Gucci Mahjong Set
This beautiful limited edition Mahjong set was made to commemorate the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and was sold exclusively in China and Hong Kong.Â Covered in La Pelle Guccissima red leather and originally priced at $3,150, these have been showing up on the Japanese auction market for as much as $9,600.
Cute idea, but I really canâ€™t imagine anyone trying to actually throw away their Chanel anything â€¦can you?Â Â (Price unknown)
Chanel Fishing Rod
Chanelâ€¦fishing rod.Â Chanelâ€¦fishing rod.Â Nope, Iâ€™ve written it three times now and those words still donâ€™t work together.Â About the only woman I know who would know what to do with a luxury fishing rod is Queen Elizabeth on Balmoral holiday.Â But then sheâ€™d buy British, not French.Â ($18,000)
For the girl (or guy) who needs to look good from head to snow, Chanel offers this beautiful Chanel snowboard.Â Hope it comes with a handy, take-anywhere carrying case, because you KNOW youâ€™re not going to want to lean this against a wall outside while you warm up with some hot cocoa in the lodgeâ€¦ ($2,750)
Want to look good while you â€œhang tenâ€?Â Try the Chanel surfboard.Â It will only set you back about $4K.
The limited edition Louis Vuitton Skateboard â€“ a tribute to the late fashion designer Stephen Sprouse Â – appeared in early 2009 and was sold only at the Vuitton store in SoHo.Â Featuring a graffiti board and LV carrying case, it retailed for $8,250.Â Hmm.Â Iâ€™m thinking my skateboard-crazy nephew would probably prefer $1,000 in Tony Hawk gear and $7 grand in cash insteadâ€¦
Louis Vuitton First Aid Kit
For the fashion lover who wants to look good all the timeÂ – even in medical emergencies â€“ Louis Vuitton offered their limited edition first aid kit.Â Made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Red Cross in 2009 â€“ and modeled after a 1914 war-time kit – Â this beautiful case includes bandages, antiseptic, a stethoscope, and other first aid equipment.Â Rumor has it some people bought it for the Louis Vuitton band aids alone.Â Price unknown.
Ralph Lauren Purple LabelÂ x LeBron James Basketball
As part of his philanthropic endeavors, basketball great LeBron James teamed with Ralph Lauren to create 300 limited-edition Purple Label basketballs.Â Offered in October, 2008 and priced at $1,000 each, all proceeds went to the LeBron James Family Foundation, an organization that focuses on education and helping single parent families.Â Probably NOT the ball you want to be shooting hoops with on the drivewayâ€¦
Just a little something fun and out of the ordinary, to see how the other 2% live…