Spotlight on Hermès

Spotlight on Hermès

From its beginnings in a humble workshop in 1837 to its creation of the most exclusive handbag in the world; we put the spotlight on Hermès. Thierry Hermès established Hermès in a workshop in Paris in 1837 and specialised in finely made horse saddles and equestrian accessories. In 1855 Hermès won first prize in its class at the 1855 Exposition Universèlle in Paris; an arts exhibition where millions attended to see the works of the some of the world’s finest. By 1880.....

Bringing Home the Birkin

As dedicated followers of fashion, this blog probably won’t come as a surprise to you. However, those that are unfamiliar with the power of the bag that effectively originated as a ‘holdall’ will no doubt be shocked to learn that the value of an Hermès Birkin is increasing at a faster rate than gold and now, the US stock market too. Between 1980 and 2005 the Birkin had an average increase in value of 14.2% – compared to the S&P 500’s increase of 8.7.....