A BRIEF HISTORY OF HERMÈS
Since Hermes began as a harness workshop specializing in the finest horse harnesses and bridles in 1837, Hermès has transfixed the world with its supreme craftsmanship and elegant designs. From examining and cutting leather to hand-stitching and melding hardware, highly trained artisans craft each Hermès piece. Many of the Hermès craftsmen have studied at Paris’ Ecole Grégoire-Ferrandi, and are required to pass various exams prior to constructing their first Hermès handbag.
Throughout its history, the Hermès brand has been inspired by numerous style icons such as Princess Grace of Monaco and Jane Birkin; leading to the design of the most coveted handbags in the world – the Hermès Kelly and Birkin.