Hermès is the fashion house of the French establishment

Hermès is the fashion house of the French establishment. It is famous for luggage, handbags, and scarves. The brand began as a harness maker and remains associated with a horse riding life.

Hermès Madison Avenue is the brand’s New York flagship store.

The photo is a Versailles scarf with the symbol of the Sun King Louis XIV. It was displayed on October 23, 2016.


About Hermès

The company was founded by Thierry Hermès as a harness workshop in Paris in 1837. This was the era of carriages. The business served a nobel clientele and won awards. Thierry’s son and grandsons expanded the business into saddles and retail.

The company gained exclusive rights to use a new technology, the zipper, in French leather goods and clothing. The zipper became associated with the brand in France.

Handbags were introduced in the 1920s with a collection designed for the owner’s wife. Women’s couture apparel followed.

Scarves arrived in 1937 and soon became a part of French culture.

Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, became associated with the brand after a 1956 photo captured her holding a signature Hermès handbag. It became known as the “Kelly bag.”


Visit Hermès

Hermès New York Madison

Hermès New York Madison is in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

691 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 751-3181

Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm (Thursdays 7 pm)

(F) or (Q) to Lexington Ave – 63 St
(2) or (4) (5) (6) to 59th St – Lexington Ave
(N) (R) (W) to Lexington Ave – 59th St

Hermès New York Wall Street

Hermès New York Wall Street is in Manhattan’s Financial District.

15 Broad St
New York, NY 10005
(212) 785-3030

Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm (Thursdays 7 pm)

(J) (Z) to Broad St
(4) (5) or (2) (3) to Wall St


Shop Hermès Online

www.hermes.com


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