LA Mayor Karen Bass Rejects a $600 Skims Swag Bag From Kim Kardashian – The Hollywood Reporter
Karen Bass, the mayor of Los Angeles, turned down a Kim Kardashian Skims bag.
Reuters Editor Ben Welsh reports that the Kardashian family sent the mayor $600 worth of items from Kim’s clothing and shapewear company, according to diaries received through a request for public records. Swag bags include Skims merchandise, alcohol, hot sauces, makeup, etc
But of the more than 130 gifts sent to Bass, the one she received from the Kardashians in April was one of the few that she declined to accept. According to the city’s ethics committee, elected officials must report gifts valued at $50 or more, and gifts are capped at $590 per entity or individual per year.
Other items Bass turned down included a $97 necklace from Maya Brenner, a $260 jersey from Los Angeles FC, a jersey and gift bag from Los Angeles’ Kristin McCowan Angeles Dodgers, senior director of government and community relations, and a number of other clothing and apparel items. swag bags from other people and companies.
After beating developer Rick Caruso in the race for mayor last year, Bass became the first Black woman to lead the second-largest city in the United States. Before serving as mayor, she served as the United States representative for California’s 37th congressional district from 2013 to 2022.
Kim Kardashian founded Skims in 2019 as a company that made shapewear. Over the years, the company has become one of the most popular brands among reality TV stars and businesswomen, expanding into home wear and nightwear. Based on ForbesSkims are now worth more than $3.2 billion.