When it comes to gift giving, Kim Kardashian has it in the bag.
The KKW Beauty founder treated her friend and ex-assistant Stephanie Shepherd to a special surprise for her 32nd birthday: an HermÃ¨s Kelly bag.
Shepherd â better known as Steph Shep â thanked Kardashian for the pricey present on Instagram Stories Sunday, writing, âOh and this happened @kimkardashian,â alongside a video of herself opening the designer gift.
âThis is so crazy,â she screamed as she unwrapped the purse. “Donât cry,â Kardashian replied, giving her pal a hug.
Still, Shepherd was moved to tears by the gift, with someone instructing her to not âdrop a tear on the bag.â
While Kelly bags typically retail for less than HermÃ¨s’ famed Birkins, of which Kardashian has many, they still come with quite a hefty price tag. A Kelly 35 Sellier Noir Black Epsom bag like Shepherd’s isÂ currently listed on eBayÂ for nearly $25,000.
It seems Shepherd has had her eye on the coveted design for a while, as she told her friends, âOh my god I was going to buy a knockoff.â
âYour loyalty and generosity for your friends and family is unmatched,â she wrote in another Story, tagging Kim.
The influencer was hired as Kardashianâs executive assistant in 2013 and eventually became the COO of her company, Kardashian West Brands. The reality starÂ severed business ties with ShepherdÂ in 2018, however, after she gave a revealing Refinery29 interview about the famous family.
Despite being let go as an employee, sheÂ still spends timeÂ with both Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. SheÂ modeled Kimâs Skims lineÂ in August, and has even contributed articles toÂ Kourtneyâs Poosh website.
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