Next time you’re walking down Madison Ave, stop at 691 and have a look in the Hermes flagship store in the US.
It is luxury complete unto itself, with plush surroundings and grand wooden panelling, all a background for the distinctive and highly priced Hermes goods. Also see what it looks like in the video.
They have an enviable reputation for the quality of their production, with everything produced in France by hand in middle sized workshops. All their scarves for instance are hemmed by hand.
Now anything you buy from hermes will cost you, depending on what it is, because these are luxury goods. You could buy a simple belt and it would be about $1,298, though sandals are cheaper at $580.
But it’s their signature bags that cost so much. A famous Birkin bag will cost you $9,000-$150,000 depending on what materials it is made out of.
Few of us have these kind of dollars to throw around but there’s nothing stopping you from stepping into the Madison Ave store and just looking at the goods, many set up in museum like splendour in glass cases. COMMENT on whether luxury goods are worth it and LIKE looking expensive at a bargain price.