Posts tagged "hermes"

Hermès Is Now Producing The Priciest Blue Balls Of All Time

Will we ever live to see the day in which Hermès exhausts the world’s vast supply of mundane items to hand-stitch and mark up to the tune of one million dollars? At this rate, it is quite possible. The French heritage brand beloved for their fiiiiiine leather goods is now responsible for the fanciest, most…

By: Rachel Krause / August 21, 2013

Who Is Going To Buy This $91,500 “Crocodile Chiffon” Hermes T-Shirt?

“Chiffon” and “crocodile” are two words I have never before seen occupying the same sentence. Well, Hermes must have noticed, because they’ve officially tapped into the niche “things that are made of chiffon, and also of crocodile” market that there is such a massive demand for. Hermes is just the best like that, you know?

By: Rachel Krause / March 26, 2013

Jessica Simpson’s Fiance Loves Her To The Tune Of 15K

The most expensive birthday gift I ever received from a significant other was a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps that pinched my feet. I never wear them, as I have yet to get the necessary foot-binding procedure. Jessica Simpson won’t have that problem with her pricey b-day gift from fiance Eric Johnson — a highly-coveted…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2011

Hermes Vans We Wish We Could Have

I saw images of these custom-made Hermes Vans yesterday and was practically dying. I don’t really wear flats, like, ever, but I might make an exception for these gorgeously patterned skate shoes, which were custom created by Vans for stylist Robert Verdi. The bright patterns and colors practically scream “I know how to have a…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2011

Would You Wear: Pant Boots?

Take a good look at this picture from Hermes’ Fall Ready-to-Wear collection. Sure, it looks like some leather pants and some boots, but look closer: Those are pant boots — pants with built-in shoes. Of course, they’re from Hermès, so they’re prohibitively expensive, but it’s only a matter of time before this idea trickles dow…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2011

Holy Hermès! World’s Largest Bag Takes Over Dublin Department Store

We ladies sometimes get a bad rep for carrying around purses so large you could house a small zoo in them. This may be true, but at least your handbag isn’t this big. Behold, a giant replica of an Hermès Kelly bag, which is on display at a Dublin department store. Standing at over 9-feet-tall,…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 19, 2010

Watch This: Hermès Goes Skater-Style

In this latest viral marketing campaign, famous French scarf company Hermès goes skater-style. We know what you’re thinking, and just to put your mind at ease—this clip has nothing to do with Avril Lavigne, baggy pants, or neon zip-up hoodies. Watch it and enjoy the cute creativity! [Style Frizz]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 15, 2010

Let’s Just Call It A Bejeweled Firkin

Stylist June Ambrose had a mini Twitter frenzy about what looked like a bejeweled Hermes Birkin bag. Then, she found out that the bag was a fake and tweeted: “Hermes would through up in their mouths if they new someone was doing this to a real Birkin! I’m glad it’s fake!” So are we, because…

By: Annika Harris / June 23, 2010

Hermes Origami Set: The Luxury Item We Hope No One’s Buying

Luxury brands make everything, even basic items like playing cards, fancier and pricier. It bags, we understand (sort of), but high-end origami sets? Hèrmes now offers one, which includes sheets of scarf print origami paper, a hand-stitched black saddle leather envelope, and black lacquer box, all for the ridiculous price of $750. We’d rather spend…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 20, 2010

Much Chicer Than Balloon Boy

A horse-shaped Hermès balloon is way better than anything we ever got on a gift basket or at a carnival. [Surface magazine’s Twitter]…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 28, 2010

Quick Vid: Hermès Blows

At the Tokyo branch of Hermès, the luxury fashion house’s current window display is playing the role of contemporary art installation. Designer Tokujin Yoshioka conceived this interactive video work, featuring ladies blowing (come now, children), and real scarves fluttering in the wind as a result. It’s so pretty! [YouTube]…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2009

What Do Alligators Have To Do With The Recession?

Until recently, Park Avenue millionaires and swamp-trolling Louisiana farmers have been engaged in one of the most unlikely of reciprocal relationships. The Southerners breed and treat alligator skins; the wealthy buy luxury goods made from them.

Think “fashion” and “recession” and the image of dirty, swarthy men probably doesn’t come to mind, yet…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2009

Amelia Earhart—The New Sexy Style Icon?

For Hermès’ fall/winter catalog, the high-fashion house has created an Amelia Earhart-themed spread for its Jean Paul Gaultier-designed collection. Inspired by the new movie? Or just coincidence? In any case, the image of Amelia has been brought back—the aviation record breaker, that is, and not our lovely site editor (although she is super stylish, too).

By: Leonora Epstein / October 26, 2009

Make Your Own Hermès Paper Bracelet

Hermès is one of those intangibly expensive luxury brands that creates classic products you’ll always lust after but probably will never be able to afford. Perhaps the Parisian fashion house has decided to humor the less fortunate by putting out this free cutout design for its dog collar cuff bracelet (hey, pity gift or not,…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 26, 2009

Quick Pic: May We Suggest Some More Weather-Appropriate Footwear?

Hermes debuted their A/W 2009 ad campaign featuring Raquel Zimmermann at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. We assume this is her real foot. Or does it belong to a stand-in? [Fashionologie]…

By: Erin Flaherty / August 11, 2009

Hermes Breeds Crocodiles To Make Handbags

In what can only described as sickening news, French luxury goods brand Hermès admitted it has resorted to breeding its own crocodiles to meet demand for its leather bags. According to Patrick Thomas, the company’s chief executive, it can take three or four crocodiles to make one bag, so they breed the animals on farms,…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 9, 2009

Quick Pic: Victoria Beckham Shows Off Her “Little” Birkin

Victoria’s downgraded from the ginormous bag she carried last week. [Los Angeles, 5/18/09]…

By: Annika Harris / May 19, 2009

Crave: Studded Wrap Watch

Our dream timepiece happens to be the Hermes double-wrapped Cape Cod watch. Unfortunately, it’s only a dream because it costs upwards of $2,000. However, this La Mer Studded Wrap Watch is a million times cheaper, (almost) as cute, and a little more punk rock, thanks to strategically placed studs. When you’re as rich as Grace…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 22, 2008