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Vice President Kamala Harris spent over $500 on cookware in a Parisian shop amid rising inflation and economic uncertainty at residence in the U.S.
The vice chairman visited the shop on her four-day diplomatic journey to Paris final week, reportedly dropping 516 euros on pots and pans at high-end cookware retailer E. Dehillerin.
The retailer is situated exterior of the world-famous Louvre museum, the place the well-known portray by Leonardo da Vinci, the Mona Lisa, hangs.
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Harris took residence a serving dish costing round $375, a frying pan round $160, in addition to a mess of different kitchenware objects, together with a porcelain egg dish and a copper cleaner, in keeping with the shop, which disclosed the quantity of the acquisition to the Washington Free Beacon.
By comparability, a Mauviel copper saucepan carried by luxurious model Williams Sonoma — based mostly in Harris’ residence state of California – is priced between $200 and $285.
After her cease into E. Dehillerin, Harris was requested by reporters about how her journey to France has ready her for the presidency. The vice chairman, who seemed on the reporter with an expression of shock, didn’t immediately reply the query however as a substitute touted the success of her diplomatic mission.
“I will tell you it was a very productive and a good trip,” she mentioned, including that the U.S. has “a lot of follow up to do.”
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As Harris bought luxurious cookware in Paris, Americans at residence continued to take care of the tough realities of rising inflation and prices throughout the board.
Gas and power costs are rising going into the winter, and the Biden administration briefly opened the Strategic Petroleum Reserve this week to drive down the rising worth of gasoline.
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Additionally, America is going through a provide chain disaster and labor scarcity that’s solely getting worse by the day. Thanksgiving this yr is anticipated to be one of many costliest in over three many years, with costs hovering 14% in comparison with final yr.
Harris’ workplace didn’t reply to the Free Beacon’s request for remark on the acquisition.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.