Hermès – Arceau Pocket Promenade de Longchamp

The Arceau wristwatch imagined in 1978 by Henri d’Origny lends itself ideally to a pocket-watch version. Its asymmetrical attachment and its lugs naturally invite a cord-strap fixed to the arch like a stirrup leather to a stirrup, thus evoking the saddle- and harness-making origins of Hermès. Whether in a trouser or jacket pocket, the manner … Continued

Hermès Arceau Grand Lune

Here’s a sophisticated new watch from Hermes that will be hitting the market later this year- the Grand Arceau Moon Phase. Known for its saddle/leather goods and uber-expensive silk ties and scarves, Hermes has really stepped up its watch game the past few years. Available in black or silver dial, the Arceau Grande Lune watch … Continued

Hermès furniture collection by Jean-Michel Frank

As part of Maison, the new furniture line recently unveiled in Paris, Hermes will re-release certain iconic pieces that Jean-Michel Frank designed in 1924. Among them is the Confortable armchair, a straw-marquetry screen, a shagreen-covered vanity and the designer’s X-base dining table. Previously, the company’s furniture was limited to Pippa, a small collection by the … Continued

LVMH increases Hermes stake to 20 percent

LVMH said Tuesday it had increased its stake in smaller rival Hermes to more than 20 percent, sparking fresh speculation about its ultimate intentions. Mr. Arnault surprised the family behind Hermès two months ago by announcing he had racked up a 17.1% stake in their company. LVMH said in a statement to the market regulator … Continued

What it feels like to be inside a luxury handbag

The legendary “it” bag and luxury status symbol, the Hermes Kelly, has been magnified by 15 times its original size for a special exhibit in London. Luxury goods company Hermes teamed up with Selfridges to present the “Kellydoscope,” a unique customer experience that showcases, using video technology and special effects, what it feels like to … Continued

The $130 Hermes Coloring Book

Hermes has released “Les 4 Mondes”, a coloring book for kids and adults. 12 pages with 24 designs for you to fill with color! “Les 4 Mondes“, which is likely the most expensive coloring book in the world, is priced at $130 and is available now from USA.Hermes.com.

Hermes Finger Skate [Video]

French luxury goods firm Hermes have created this viral video featuring some Fingerboard skate action and their current Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. The video – directed by Alexis Milant – follows a hand with a trademarked orange skateboard as it glides, flips and skates over handbags and accessories.

Hermes – The Orion Suitcase [Video]

The Orion Suitcase is designed by Gabriele Pezzlini and made of aluminum reinforced with carbon and Kevlar. The interior is lined in a fine, natural cowhide.

Louis Vuitton, Chanel top China’s most-wanted list

China’s ever increasing economic clout has again been reflected in a survey on consumer tastes in luxury goods which has shown the nation not only knows what goods it wants, it most certainly now has the means by which to buy them. A report released this week by Bain & Company has claimed China is … Continued

Hermes rejects LVMH foray, luxury battle in offing

Hermes rejected on Wednesday “an attack” on its capital by luxury goods giant LVMH, sounding the start of what could become a bitter battle for control of one of France’s most iconic brands. The head of LVMH, Bernard Arnault announced he had bought 17 percent of his rival Hermes, insisting that this does not herald … Continued

LVMH Takes Minority Stake in Hermès

Luxury conglomerate LVMH said Saturday it had taken a 14.2 percent stake in Hermes but denied it wanted to take over the French luxury goods firm. The company controlled by French businessman Bernard Arnault said it wanted to boost the stake to 17.1 percent at a total cost of 1.45 billion euros (two billion dollars) … Continued

Hermes launches new brand in China

Hermes has opened its first boutique for its new brand Shang Xia — a bold strategy that highlights China’s growing importance to luxury goods companies. “We are very moved — this is like the birth of a child,” Hermes chief executive Patrick Thomas said ahead of the inauguration of the shop in Shanghai. The store, … Continued

Film – Hermès “La Vie Comme Un Conte”

For a few seasons Hermes had been playing with fairy-tale plots and characters while creating ad campaigns. And for their Fall 2010 ad campaign, Hermès have decided to teach us some new ways to wear — or rather, to use — our scarves. With the help of Constance Jablonski and Jonas Mason, we now know … Continued

Hermès Talaris Saddle

Hermès has unveiled a high-tech modular saddle featuring a tree made of carbon and injected thermoplastic. “This is at the heart of the essence of Hermès, which is about marrying tradition and innovation,” said Hermès artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas. As you can see in on the pictures, this Hermès “Talaris” Saddle is a highly structured … Continued

Hermès Orion Suitcase

Created by Gabriele Pezzini, HermeÌ€s Design Director, this extremely ergonomic travelling companion has exceptional functional and aesthetic qualities. Its brushed anodised aluminium shell, the interior surface of which is reinforced with carbon and Kevlar, provide unparalleled resistance to wear and tear. The luggage is subtly highlighted with two natural cowhide handles – an unmistakable reference … Continued

Hermes F/W 2010 : Constance Jablonski

For a few seasons Hermes had been playing with fairy-tale plots and characters while creating ad campaigns. However the new Hermes campaign for Fall Winter 2010/11 – clearly inspired by Sherlock Holmes – is something different though no less interesting. The Hermès’ campaign features Constance Jablonski in an array of menswear inspired looks from the … Continued

Hermes Timepieces 2010 Ad Campaign

Hermes has unveiled its latest advertising campaign showcasing its watches against a series of equestrian-themed images. The set of advertisements depict horses in a variety of dramatic scenes and odd locations, running alongside images of the watchmakers newest models. The pictures were taken by Tim Flach, and each image is separated by the brand’s ribbon, … Continued

Hermes Carre H Watch

Designed by French architect and designer Marc Berthier, the new Carre H watch is an avant-garde addition to Hermes’ watch collection. Inside, the watch houses the Swiss automatic Sowind/Girard-Perregaux caliber GP3200 movement with a power reserve of 44 hours. The case, in titanium, measures 36.5mm x 36.5mm. The crystal is an AR-coated sapphire (as is … Continued