H Is For Heritage
Can’t get enough Kelly? An Hermès silk scarf with signature hand-rolled edges celebrates the iconic handbag style rendered in intricate trompe l’oeil pearls.
The man who has everything likely has a grooming kit, but does he have a vintage Hermès grooming kit? These 13 pieces of finely crafted leather and vermeil (gold-plated sterling silver) are sure to stand out from the rest.
When Jean Paul Gaultier was creative director of Hermès, he was the first to design a ‘So Black’ collection featuring a Birkin. This ‘So Black’ charm is one of the last remaining pieces from the collection still made. But it’s not easy to get — reserved for top Hermès clients only, they often sell for up to three times their original price.
Originally created in the ’70s, the Hermès 2002 bag was that era’s best guess at what the futuristic bags of the Y2K era would look like. Recently reissued in 2018, many don’t realize the newer iterations are really a vintage revival. This bag is real deal, retro-future vintage from 1985.
A close look at Hermès history reveals that, in a way, horses were the house’s first clients. This special vintage piece from the 1970s captures the brand’s heritage in magnifying glass form, referencing its beginnings as a saddlery.