Hermès, the French luxury brand that birthed the Birkin bag and all sorts of other status symbols, announced that global sales rose 13.4 percent to 415.1 million euros—that’s $642.9 million now, ouch!—year-over-year in the first three months of 2008.
Surprisingly, gains were felt on both sides of the Atlantic, with U.S. sales rising 23 Read More
“Have you sat in that car outside? It’s insane!” shouted actor, jewelry designer and general man-about-town Waris Ahluwalia when the Daily Transom cornered him last night at the Hermes store downtown. He and a few other out-at-night types like Kristian Laliberte, Annabel Vartanian, Tinsley-sister Dabney Mercer and Kelly Killoren Bensimon had shown up for another Read More
THE PERFECT SCENT: A YEAR INSIDE THE PERFUME INDUSTRY IN PARIS AND NEW YORK
By Chandler Burr
Henry Holt, 306 pages, $25
“The idea that you like something can lead to the idea that you know something about it,” Sarah Jessica Parker told Chandler Burr, author of The Perfect Scent. “Which is, Read More
Shoppers wishing to pick up a Kelly bag from Hermès can expect two inevitables: a considerable wait and a minimum price tag of $6,000. (Want the crocodile-and-diamonds version? They ring in at more than $100,000 a pop.) The purse first became the envy of women everywhere after the late Princess Grace Kelly was photographed, in Read More