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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] Keep reading »

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 that bag is hids! [Twitter] Keep reading »

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 the money on a trip to Japan, where we’re pretty sure they sell origami paper that’s just as lovely. [Luxist] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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 the New York Times reports that these guys are being just as impacted by the decline in the consumer market as fancy boutiques and haute couture fashion houses. The biggest player in the alligator game has been Hermès, but now that the economy has hit the luxe accessories market, people just aren’t dropping thousands of dollars on alligator watches, purses, and shoes like they used to.

For animal rights activists, this probably comes as welcome news. And it’s true, the work entailed in alligator farming sounds pretty inhumane and gross:

“Stolid men wade into shallow tanks and pull the alligators out by hand. Biting happens. After the gators are killed with a stab to the brain, they are skinned and sorted: heads and claws for the French Quarter souvenir shops, meat for the Cajun restaurants, guts for turtles, dogs or anything else whose tastes run that way.”

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