Much Ado about a 35000 Swiss Franc Handbag

Oprah recently accused Trois Pommes, a Swiss luxury shop, of racism after it was hesitant to sell the billionaire a handbag for 35000 Swiss Francs. Likely the sales clerk routinely recommends a cheaper item to any but a very few known wealthy, but Oprah declares she’s the victim of racism. This isn’t the first time Oprah has created drama at a luxury shop. In 2005, Oprah was “victimised” by the Hermès flagship store on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré for denying her entry at closing time. (The French store owner made a televised walk of shame to make amends in 2005.)

Trois Pommes shop owner, Trudie Goetz, responds to the recent 2013 accusation (from same Reuters article):

Of course that’s not the case. Who wouldn’t want to sell a purse for 35,000 francs?

From The Irish Times, Goetz further replies:

My salesperson, she wanted to give her the handbag in her hand but Mrs Oprah didn’t want to take it in her hand, she just wanted to look at the bag

From BBC, Goetz declares:

[The salesclerk] takes care of the most spoilt customers from all over the world.

It appears that neither Goetz nor the Zurich Tourism office has formally apologised. Good, why should they when there’s been no wrongdoing?

This might be the 35000 Swiss Franc handbag by Tom Ford that caused such a stir:


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7 thoughts on “Much Ado about a 35000 Swiss Franc Handbag

  1. SoCal Patriot

    When you combine this latest incident of Oprah crying wolf with her recent,hysterical declaration that ‘millions’ of blacks were lynched in our country,it has become very clear that this broad is nothing less than UNHINGED!

  2. Weaver

    Wow, you’re right.

    Ms. Winfrey also said that when she hears the N-word, she thinks of the “millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”

    Her count may be off a bit, however; as Breitbart reported, Tuskegee Institute historians say that about 3,446 blacks were lynched in America between the years of 1882 and 1968.

  3. roho

    I dare her walk through Detroit without bodyguards singing “We shall overcome”.

    She would be lucky to even have a hair brush at the end of her stroll……………..If still alive?

  4. SoCal Patriot

    The link that follows is intended to further supplement the points made about lynching in this thread.The article is from a Kinist blog I found while searching for precise lynching stats prior to the 1880s.While not exactly what I was looking for (year by year,race by race,state/region by s/r),the piece is very useful in any event.Unfortunately,the blog-Phinehas Fury-hasn’t been updated in nearly 1 1/2 years;why,I don’t know.

    “Lynching the PC History of Lynching in America”

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