Hermes Bags - Prices are High but so is the Quality of the BagsHermès (pronounced airrr-mess in French) is a French fashion house established in 1837, now famous for their bags and other fashion goods. They specialize in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, ready-to-wear, and luxury goods. Its famous logo is of what is known as a "Duc carriage" with horse.
|Thierry Hermes - Founder of Hermes|
Hermes' son Charles-Émile Hermès took over control from his father and in 1880 moved the shop to 24 Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, near the Palais de l'Elysée. The Hermès shop is still at this location today. The company catered to the elite of Europe, Russia, Asia, and the Americas.
Hermès now has 14 different product divisions which include leather, ties, scarves, women's fashion, menswear, watches, perfume, footwear, gloves, stationery, enamel, tableware, decorative arts, and jewelry.
Given that Hermes only use very high-quality materials and the best hand-craftsmanship the prices of Hermès goods are very high. For example a Hermès scarf may cost US$375, a tie may cost US$180, and a Kelly bag is in the region of US$6,900. Hermès is considered by some to be "the height of luxury with a nod to the house's equestrian heritage."
Hermès only employ one craftsperson on one handbag at a time, who hand-stitches each individual piece. Hermès production methods are therefore very labor-intensive and can take 18 to 24 hours to make. Each Kelly bag, for example, requires 18 hours of work by a single craftsman. Hermès' leathers include alligator, buffalo, crocodile, shark, lizard, oxen, calf, deer, goat, and ostrich.
|Hermes Evelyne Bag|
|Hermes Bag Victoria Fourre Tout|
Tote Bag, dark brown grizzly calfskin, ebony calfskin details. Canvas lining. Padlock, key holder and luggage tag. Measures 9"h x 13.8"w x 6.7"d. With handles, height is 17".
Due to their popularity Hermes bags have given rise to numerous fakes and replicas - to see how to spot a fake Hermes bag click here - Hermes replica handbags
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