Jinkee Pacquiao's luxe bikes are currently the talk of the town.
On July 2, 2020, Thursday, Jinkee caught the attention of netizens when she uploaded a photo of the bikes on Instagram.
In the caption, Jinkee simply wrote, "His and Hers [biking emojis]."
One of the bikes in her photo was a pastel-colored bicycle labeled with Hermès Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
The Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is a street in Paris, France where the headquarters of Hermès is located.
The other bike in Jinkee's photo had the iconic monogram of Louis Vuitton.
Jinkee's bikes were either customized or made-to-order.
BICYCLES BY HERMÈS
In 2008, Hermès collaborated with Dutch bicycle manufacturer Batavus to create the French luxury brand's first-ever bicycle.
According to PurseBlog.com, Hermès upholstered Batavus's Old Dutch model "with meticulously stitched leather accents on the saddle, handlebar grips, as well as the frame’s two main down tubes."
The price tag: USD3500 or around PHP172,000.
In 2013, the French luxury brand launched two ultra-lightweight carbon fiber bicycles called Le Flâneur d'Hermès and Le Flâneur sportif d'Hermès bikes, which came in three colors: charcoal (black), blanc d’Espagne (white), and red.
According to wwd.com, it was launched in November 2013 with a price tag of USD10,750 or around PHP531,500 (based on the current exchange rate).
Le Flâneur d'Hermès bicycle
Le Flâneur sportif d'Hermès bicycle
LOUIS VUITTON BICYCLES
On the other hand, there is no news about Louis Vuitton releasing its own bike.
However, in 2016, Italian bike brand Pinarello was sold to L Catterton, a firm partly owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) Group.
The luxury brand was also featured on the bicycle of Pro BMX rider Nigel Sylvester, who upholstered a BMX bike with the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram.
Nigel worked with upholsterer and artist Daniel McRorie of Rickard Guy for this art project they called "218 CAPUCINE."
The bike was sold for USD18,000 or around PHP890,000.