Luxury Shopping: Herm?s Paris was founded in 1837 as a saddlery company, and the luxury retailer is still world-renowned for its fine leather goods, as well as its hand-crafted silk scarves. Herm?s also boasts a complete line of products for men, women and children, including fashion and accessories, home decor, jewelry, luggage, and fragrances.
Herm?s silk scarves are handmade from the silk of mulberry moth cocoons; each scarf requires 250 cocoons and up to 30 silk screens, one for each color on the scarf. Herm?s scarves have graced the necks of such luminaries as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Bouvier Onassis, Sharon Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Madonna. Herm?s men's neckties are made out of the same silks, using the same intricate process.
Like their silk scarves and ties, Herm?s' handbags and luggage are individually handmade; in fact, their craftsmen work on only one bag at a time. Featured on Herm?s Web site is the fun yet elegant Garden Party Handbag, in three sizes and four different color combinations. Made from 100% cotton linen and fine leather, the Garden Party Handbag is the perfect spring and summer bag.
Harking back to Herm?s' roots as a saddlery company are delightful equestrian-themed products such as a sterling silver rocking horse baby rattle, a plush toy horse, a Chaine d'Ancre necklace with a horseshoe pendant, and a gold-plated Pegasus lock.
No matter what a customer purchases at Herm?s, the craftsmanship is guaranteed; if a Herm?s item ever does need repair, customers are encouraged to bring it to any Herm?s store so that it can be shipped to the factory in Paris for repair or reconditioning.
To browse Herm?s product offerings, find a Herm?s store location, or find out about Herm?s corporate gift program, visit their Web site.
For LxM Teresa Rothaar