Like luxury fashion brand Hermès, whose flagship Paris store she was denied entry to in 2004, Swizz boutique Troix Pommes is no longer one of Oprah's favorite things. A store clerk at the posh boutique refused to show the billionaire a $38,000 purse, saying it was too expensive for her. Oprah discussed the incident during an interview promoting Lee Daniels' The Butler as an incident of racial profiling. "She didn't know I had an [American Express] Black card," Winfrey said of the clerk, deducing that the assumption had to do with the fact that she's a Black woman. Not only did the clerk embarrass herself and her employer, she probably missed out on the commission of a lifetime.
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