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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 scarf) and a hardback version. The Scarf on both covers is Quadrige.
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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 scarf softly sways in the air in response to the woman’s blow.
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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 as any organic and inorganic waste without compromising on its luxury aspects.
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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.
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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.
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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 its leather goods.
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Hermes Alligator Leather Table Clock

We take a look at the Hermes Alligator Leather Table Clock as made for the Only Watch 2009 event.

The Only Watch auction is a collaboration between Patrizzi & Co. Auctioneers and the Monaco Yacht Show. It will be held this year in Monaco on September 24, 2009.

The charity that will benefit from the event researches treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
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Ultra-Chic Hermes Paris Bluetooth Headset

Bluetooth headsets have reached a new level of luxury with this ultra-stylish unit from Hermes Paris.

Designed by Emmanuel Laffon de Mazeres, the frame-shape is made of super lightweight carbon fiber, aluminum and supple leather.

Its custom-built silicon earring, molded over your ear, makes it extremely easy to wear. You can wear it for hours without feeling fatigued.
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China’s luxury market can be tough to crack

China may become the world’s biggest luxury market in some years but cultural challenges to win customers’ hearts for certain types of products remain, industry executives said this week.

Champagne house Taittinger said it could make high-end sparkling wine in China but the market was not ready for it yet…

… while Lamborghini said the country’s tradition of luxury chauffeurs, bigger than sports driving, made expansion there a challenge.
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Luxury groups use movies, dinners to boost image



Luxury groups are turning to films, the Internet and private dinners
to attract customers as they search for more cost-effective ways to advertise to fight falling sales, executives told the Reuters Global Luxury Summit.

Hermes is increasing its overall marketing budget by just under 10 percent this year to a touch above 100 million euros but only a third will be on advertising, Chief Executive Patrick Thomas said.

“The rest of the budget goes on shop windows, exhibitions, private public relations operations,” he said, including invitations to 10-15 customers to themed store openings.
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Hermes breeds own crocs to meet bag demand

French luxury goods group Hermes has resorted to breeding its own crocodiles on farms in Australia to try to meet demand for its leather bags, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday.

Customers sometimes have to wait several years for certain exotic-skin bags, which can fetch over 35,000 euros ($48,410).

It can take three to four crocodiles to make one of our bags so we are now breeding our own crocodiles on our own farms, mainly in Australia,” Patrick Thomas told the Reuters Global Luxury Summit in Paris.
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Luxury market faces turbulence: Hermes

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Hermes believes turbulence could hit the global luxury goods industry for the next two years and has put some expansion plans on hold, the French fashion and leather goods group said on Monday.

Watches and jewelry will take at least two years to recover from the current luxury spending downturn but fashion sales could pick up faster, Hermes Chief Executive Patrick Thomas told the Reuters Global Luxury Summit in Paris.

“In my opinion, turbulence will last rather long, maybe two years,” Thomas said.

The world’s second-largest luxury goods group in terms of market value behind LVMH said it had postponed the opening of two shops in China and two leather goods plants in France.
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Victoria Beckham owns 100 Hermes Birkin bags

Victoria Beckham is well known for her extravagant taste in fashion, but news that she owns 100 Hermès Birkin bags is likely to be seen as nothing less than excessive.

A US financial website worked out that the sometime pop star’s collection of the coveted bag alone is worth £1.5million ($2.3 million).

Thebigmoney.com
revealed that the 35-year-old owns around 100 of the style, which start at £4,200 for the basic model.
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Hermes Bicycle

Sunny days are a good reason to ride a bike that can get you through streets more quickly and flexibly than any other means of transport.

What’s more, you’ll be relaxed, you won’t harm the environment, and it’s good for your health.

If you want to ride in a chic way, you can try the new Hermès bicycle in lacquered stainless steel with Frame, handles and saddle in Taurillon Clemence leather.
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helicoptere par Hermes

L’hélicoptère par Hermès

 

helicoptere par Hermes

Falcon Aviation Services has received its first “L’hélicoptère par Hermès” on Sunday at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi.

Priced at $6 million, the EC135 helicopter is created by a collaboration between Eurocopter and Hermes, the French designer of luxury goods.

“This helicopter illustrates a fusion between design and technology, where every detail has been created for VIP and business travellers,” said Salem Al Kayoumi, FAS’s vice-chairman.
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Is India the New China In Luxury Market?

While the Western markets are faltering, luxury retailers are searching for the next location to sell their high-end goods, and it looks like India might just be the place.

While India makes up just 0.4 percent of global luxury good sales, the market is growing at 25 percent a year, according to a recent Bain & Co. study.

There are 1.5 million households in India who could afford luxury goods, compared with 1.6 million households in China, according to McKinsey.


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Hermes Arceau Moonphase Retrograde pocket watch

A pocket watch is undeniable the gentleman’s most classic accessory that survived the passed decades, even centuries of fashion development.

Hermes adds that old fashion classical feel with this 18kt gold pocket watch with 43.5 mm casing, suspended from a leather strap that doesn’t take away from it, as do many chains.

Completely with moonphases to keep track of all those New moons and crescents as the days tick by.
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