Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hermés: Vintage and Today

These are just a few of the beautiful vintage Hermés scarves auctioned off here this past week. All of them, designs past and present, are complete works of art. A close friend has a closet filled with bright orange boxes, each one containing a gift either from someone or to herself and she uses them all. Clearly, I have scarf envy.

To take care of scarf envy, one need only head to the new Hermés store on rue de Sèvres in the 6th. A former indoor pool for Hôtel Lutetia right around the corner, this space has been magically transformed to hold not only beautiful silk scarves but home decor, clothing, a well curated book department, floral shop and tea salon. The children's department, yes, there is one, was the only place I could perhaps afford something....a coloring book for a mere 100 euros. What I did actually walk away with was a beautifully forced hyacinth in a green glass container for about 20 euro. My tiny purchase makes me happy every time I come in contact with its heady fragrance.

Frivolously wonderful and worth a visit.

Additional Information:
17, rue de Sèvres, 75006, Paris
Métro: Sevres-Babylon (line 10)

1 comment:

Kaitlin said...

If you are looking to start your very own collection of Hermès scarves look no further than This is the online boutique for the amazing Parisian Vintage shop Les 3 marches de Catherine B. This site is only a small sampling of Catherine's vast collection of vintage Chanel and Hermès so if you can't make it into the shop and cant find what you are looking for on the website you are welcome to email the boutique and they will try to find the perfect item for you!