LOCAL:"Well the guy who just passed you was Tommy Lee.It's a CHROME HEARTS crowd.Leave the camera in your purse."
Chrome Hearts has developed as a major status symbol especially in cities where sold. Trendsetters, particularly in Los Angeles and Japan, have adopted this among Rolex and Mercedes as "the" items to have. Wearing Chrome Hearts denotes a rocker, bad ass, and wealthy lifestyle.
There are Chrome Hearts boutiques in New York, Tokyo, Osaka, Los Angeles, Malibu, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Paris (2006).
Celebrities who wear Chrome Hearts include: Rappers Jim Jones and Juelz Santana, Mary-Louise Parker, Ashlee Simpson, Lenny Kravitz, Cher, Eddie Murphy, Mischa Barton, Jamie Foxx, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, and Cantopop star Nicholas Tse.
Rapper Jim Jones of the Harlem, NY based Diplomats apppears in the video for the song "We Fly High" wearing several items of clothing and jewelry made by Chrome Hearts, including one of their signature Wallet Chains. Juelz Santana (another member of the Diplomats) also appears in the same video wearing Chrome Hearts clothing, as does a female affiliate.