Hermès cannot meet demand for bags and scarves

Hermès, the luxury Parisian fashion house, says it cannot produce enough silk scarfs and luxury handbags to meet soaring demand. The 174-year-old company, regarded as the must luxurious of the super-luxe labels, announced a 50% jump in first-half profits to €291m due to huge demand for its Kelly and Birkin handbags in the US and … Continued

Hermès fall 2011 campaign

Hermès has a new star for Fall 2011 Campaign. Isaac Carew was photographed by Nick Knight for the luxury brand.

Hermes HigHtecH iPad workstation

This Hermes leather work station for iPad allows you to prop up your device up for working or viewing media. The work station also doubles as a protective cover. Crafted using of ebony evergrain calfskin, the 10.2″ x 8.5″ cover is priced at $1,400.

Hermès Spring Summer 2011 Ad Campaign

The “When Tools Meet Inspiration” Ad Campaign by Hermes features Jacquelyn Jablonski photographed by Nick Knight. The Spring / Summer 2011 ad campaign introduces the tools that Hermes uses for their products.

World’s Most Valuable Luxury Brands

Louis Vuitton is the world’s most valuable luxury brand for the sixth consecutive year according to Millward Brown Optimor’s 2011 BrandZ study. The brand, owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has a value of $24.3 billion, an increase of 23 percent from 2010. That’s almost as much as the combined values of Hermes, … Continued

Hermès to debut full home range in Milan

The French luxe brand Hermès will launch its first furniture range during the Salone del Mobile, running April 12-17. Artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas has teamed up with designers including Enzo Mari, Denis Montel, and Antonio Citterio to create furnishings, furniture and accessories that will be available in select Hermès stores this fall. In addition, as … Continued

Hermes iPad 2 cases

French luxury brand Hermes is cashing in on the popularity of the iPad 2 with cases that cost more than the tablet itself. The Hermes Swift (left) is a slipcase made from calfskin leather that costs a whopping $820. It comes in 10 different colors. The Hermes Station (right) is a book-style cover, made from … Continued

Hermes Mahogany and Leather Valet Stand

Hermès has come out with the ultimate well-dressed gentleman’s accessory – a valet stand in solid mahogany, fine leather and brass with ebony detailing. The luxe piece is a limited edition re-issue of a classic item created for Hermès in 1930 by famed French decorator and designer Paul Dupré-Lafon. It features a calfskin hangar for … Continued

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