The French fashion house ‘Hermes’ was founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès, a native German. Initially, the young man's workshop made horse harnesses for carriages and bridles. Then, his son Charles-Emile succeeded him. He expanded the product range by adding saddle accessories. When he was running the company in 1900, the first Hermès bag appeared, however, it was intended again for horse riders and was named the Haut à ourroies.
The next ones to take up the baton were his two sons. One of them, Emile-Maurice, added accessories to Maurice's collection. In 1922 he also designed the first Hermès woman's handbags and, as legend runs, it was Emile-Maurice's wife who inspired him to create them. A few years later, and Hermès presented a full-fledged woman's collection. After that, fragrances and jewelry were added.
Despite the diverse assortment, the brand has always stuck to its DNA. So, back in 1950, a logo appeared which is still familiar to us - a horse-driven carriage in the orange color. It serves as a reminder of where the history of the famous company began. Since its very establishment, the brand has been the picture of genuine luxury: thoughtful design, high quality, rich history and enviable reputation. Even celebrities are ready to be standing in line for these bags.
Another Hermès iconic item is a silk scarf. Brand started releasing them for Hermès 100th anniversary in 1937. Each item is like a real canvas of the artist, made of Chinese silk. Previously, their size was 70 X 70 cm, now they have increased to 90 X 90 cm, but the interesting thing is that they weigh just 65 grams. Each year two Hermès collections are released, plus limited editions. All luxury admirers are willing to have one in their collection. In Paris, they come to the Hermès headquarters to purchase for it - since 1878 it has been located on the Parisian Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré, and in Moscow, they head for the Vremena Goda: the boutique has recently opened on the first floor of the Galleries.