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Notorious Hermes waiting list a thing of the past?

Seems as if even Hermes is not recession-proof: according to shopping blog shefinds.com, a previously almost unattainable Hermes Birkin bag can now be bought by anyone — if you’re ready to spend $6,500 or more, that is. The Birkin, one of the best-known statement bags, can cost up to six digits and is frequently worn … Continued

Video: Hermes’ New Scent Inspires Travel

Hermés are releasing their new perfume, Voyage D´Hermés, in April. It’s one of their Romans fragrances, a line designed to reinterpret the brand’s essence. Created by in-house perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, Voyage d’Hermès is an accentuated composition of fresh wood and musk. The bottle, designed by Philippe Mouquet, is modeled after a portable vintage magnifying glass, … Continued

Le Carre Hermes – The Book

Le Carre Hermes – The Book – features around 150 scarves and describes the life and history of the square of silk which has become legend.

Top 10 Posts – Week In Review: April 5-12

In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of LUXUO’s top posts for the week of April 5-12. 1 – Louis Vuitton Parent LVMH to Launch Luxury Hotels Luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Thursday said it is creating a high-end hotel management business that will be branded Cheval … Continued

Hermes Launches Fine Jewelry

French luxury goods firm Hermes has announced that it will be launching a collection of fine jewelry with accessories designer Pierre Hardy. The 14 piece collection of “haute bijouterie” was inspired by the shape of a horse’s hoof to keep with the fashion house’s equestrian roots. Prices range from $23,675 for a pair of rose … Continued

Hermes to exit luxury yacht joint venture

Hermes is exiting a luxury yacht joint venture with shipbuilder Wally, saying it is not experienced enough to complete the project according to Reuters. The two partners had unveiled a full-sized model of their mega yacht, “WHY”, in Monte Carlo in September. “We are currently in the phase of carrying out the project, which is … Continued

Hermes Opens Store Just for Men

While other stores are closing, Hermès will open its first store entirely dedicated to men’s ready-to-wear, accessories and art of living on Wednesday. Located at 690 Madison Avenue in New York, “Hermès Man on Madison” will stand directly across the street from the U.S. flagship store. The 2,450 square foot store is the first Hermès … Continued

Chinese sales boosts luxury goods market in 2009

Despite the economic crisis, 2009 ended better than it began for the French luxury goods sector, thanks largely to China’s growing taste for high-end products, encouraging thoughts of a better 2010. Following the trend set by other global luxury brands, Hermes and LVMH announced fourth quarter sales growth on Thursday and Friday, suggesting the worst … Continued

Hermes Spring Summer 2010 Ad Campaign

Loving the Hermes spring/summer 2010 ad campaign featuring Karlie Kloss, shot by Paolo Roversi and styled by Jacob K. She manages a gorgeous pose sleeping on a pile of pillows, each covered with a different Hermes scarf. Each picture have a disney’s story : Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Mermaid & Genie of … Continued

The Designers’ Christmas Trees

On December 08, 2009 Marie Christiane Marek hosted “The Designers’ Christmas Trees” at the Cite de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris. World-famous designers have sold 20 Christmas trees for a total of 41,500€ to be donated to The Foundation headed by France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Since 1996 several famous names have taken part, … Continued

Hermes launches Shang Xia brand in China

This spring, Hermes plans to launch a new brand, called Shang Xia (meaning “topsy-turvy” in Mandarin), in the lucrative Chinese market. It’s an interesting move from Hermes, who generally tends to buy all or part of existing brands. Shang Xia will include ready-to-wear and decorative arts inspired by Chinese culture and traditions of craftsmanship.

Le Carré Hermès Book

Hermès has newly released a book about the Carré Hermès, “a source of discovery and enchantment for lovers of Hermes”. The book features around 150 scarves and “describes the life and history of the square of silk which has become legend.” It is available in a limited collector’s edition (prestige version covered with a silk … Continued

Hermes Window Display Illusion

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has a new installation set up within Maison Hermes in Japan. Based off a window display he presented in 2004, this new set up features a restructured design with an appearance by a famed Japanese actress. The window is designed with an image of woman projected on to a monitor. The … Continued

Leica M7 Hermes Edition

Camera maker Leica Camera AG has teamed up with Hermes to create a limited edition camera due to be released just in time for the Christmas holidays.

Hermes & Wally eco-friendly luxury yacht

French luxury clothing designer Hermes and Monaco based yacht maker Wally have collaborated to create the ultimate luxury yacht. The watercraft by Wally-Hermes Yachts, dubbed WHY for short, are the perfect mix of luxury and ‘green’ living. This revolutionary yacht is developed with the latest and most advanced sustainable technologies, recycling thermal energy, as well … Continued

Beautiful Collection Of Vintage Luggage

Germany-based Vintage Luggage Company has amassed the world’s greatest collection of classic travel items, Luxist reports. Their large collection of vintage luggage includes the likes of Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Goyard. The priceless collection includes a 1920s Vuitton desk trunk which converts to a writing table complete with a typewriter.

Hermes Arceau Ebony Chronograph

The ever elegant Arceau timepiece from Hermes is undergoing a bit of technical facelift this year with the introduction of a Chronograph variant. As with any Hermes watch the details are impeccable, from the watch hands which are colored in the company’s signature orange to the black barenia calf leather strap.

Hermes Fall / Winter 2010 Ad Campaign

For their latest ad campaign, Hermes has skipped fall and headed straight to winter. Brazilian top model, Raquel Zimmermann stars in the snow covered campaign shot by Eric Valli at Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel. Eric Valli received its international reputation from contributions to Geo, National Geographic, the Sunday Times, the Smithsonian, Life and Paris Match.

Jean Paul Gaultier to leave Hermès

Could fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier be out at Hermès? Fashion Week Daily reports that the designer may be resigning from the company after the Paris show in October. In addition to producing his eponymous collections of ready-to-wear and haute couture, Gaultier has spent the last six years as Hermès’ creative director.

Hermes helicopter lands in Japan

We have followed Hermes helicopter earlier too and today it’s time to tell you all about Japan’s first Hermes helicopter. The service will provide a 30-minute luxury helicopter shuttle service between central Tokyo and Narita International Airport. The Hermes helicopter features calf-leather seats and walls decorated with the brand’s signature Toile H fabric used in … Continued