The name Hermes originated from Greek mythology, the son of the gods Zeus and Maia, the divinity of commerce and invention. However, many of us will recognise the name Hermes as the creator of the Birkin and the bright orange box it comes so elegantly wrapped in!
Hermes the brand, started in 1837 by Theirry Hermes, as a small family run business designing and making harnesses for the elite. It was Thierry’s son, Charles-Émile Hermès who began retail sales.
In the early 1920s, Hermes introduced the first ladies handbag to which it had a zip fastening. A century later, after the luxury brands birth, the famous Hermes scarf was created. The Hermes scarf is said to be sold every 30 seconds around the world. Scarves start from £220 and can go up to £1100 for the more luxurious materials and designs, we have a range on our online store.
It was not only until 1956 when Hermes made its mark in the handbag industry. It was Grace Kelly who made the Hermes handbag popular. Hiding her pregnancy with a crocodile Hermes bag the bag which was later renamed as the infamous Kelly bag that Hermeswas all over the newspapersand turned into the most sought after bag.
In 1984, the Birkin bag was created to forever uphold the Hermes reputation. The Birkin Bag is one of the most fashionable luxurious bags in the 21st century. There are now over 240 boutiques around the world selling the whole range of Hermes bags.
Hermes still lives strong with the elite and rich still buying the luxury brand and others who may have a smaller budget seeking similar styles elsewhere, the influence is as great as ever. Browse the great variety of Hermes handbags we have online.