Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags are widely accepted as the height of handbags, the pinnacle of quality materials and craft, the ultimate in timeless style. But neither of these models have been seen on the arm of any of America’s First Ladies—that is, until Melania Trump. In the past, First Ladies made a point to never ca
Over the years Hermes has had many influential designers come and go through its ateliers, bringing with each their own unique spirit that permanently marks the House. And 2004 saw the start of a fresh era, the era of Gaultier. From his very first runway show, it was clear the already iconic French designer would satur
Hermes has a long history of experimenting with new ways to craft the luxury materials they’re famous for using. In 2000 as an exciting new millenium began, an exciting new material started popping up in Hermes stores around the world. Dense with thin colorful stripes, this suede-like material was called Vibrato. The u
Hermes has always been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to hand-crafted luxury goods, and the House has a history of quickly discontinuing, and in many cases never releasing their most innovative developments. For at least thirty years now their craftsmen have been toiling to perfect one particular finish t
Hermes exotics are regarded as the height of luxury; unrivaled quality of materials to match unrivaled quality of craftsmanship. The house has used many different exotic skins to make their iconic handbags. While many of these such as Beluga, Anteater, Elephant, and Emu were discontinued long ago, Hermes still produces
The design elements of the iconic Hermes Kelly bag have been around for over a hundred years, and starting in the middle of the twentieth century, these elements were rendered together in smaller and smaller handbags. While 25cm Kelly bags have surfaced dating back to the mid 1960’s, the truly mini 20cm Kelly started c
While today Hermes is known as the epitome of luxury, crafting the highest quality products for all aspects of life, their roots trace back to a purely equestrian heritage. Hermes began making saddlery in Paris in 1837, and has evolved over the following centuries expanding into every corner of their clients’ lives, ma
Many credit Jean-Paul Gaultier’s revitalization of Hermes in the mid-2000’s as the fuel injection that blasted the world of handbag collecting into the stratosphere. Margiela’s 1997-2003 tenure realized many beautiful clothes, but Gaultier’s flair for the theatrical is what brought Hermes handbags to the next level. On