Online shopping in China goes luxury, with men in black delivering Hermes

A driver for Inc.'s Luxury Express delivery service extends a handheld device for a customer to acknowledge receipt of her parcel in Beijing, China, on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Big names in luxury are teaming up with internet companies to offer sales and services like JD's white-gloved butler-style delivery that are rare in the U.S. Photographer: Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg

The Beijing delivery man who arrived with Christine Lin’s new silver bracelet came dressed in an elegant black suit – complete with white gloves. 

He knocked on the door of her apartment holding a delicate black box tied with a golden ribbon. Handing it to Lin, he asked her to confirm receipt with a fountain pen. 

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