The first Hermès boutique opens in Manila
On 20 December 2009, Hermès will open its very first boutique in Manila under Luxury Concepts, Inc., a subsidiary of Stores Specialists, Inc., under its president, Anthony T. Huang.
Photo: Daniel LAMPA
The store, with a retail space of 120 square meters, will be located in the upscale Greenbelt 3 Mall in Makati.
The boutique was designed by Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure (RDAI), the Parisian interior architecture agency that creates Hermès stores worldwide.
Hermès’ contemporary spirit will emanate from the shapes and composition of a store divided into two main areas: once passing the Hermès Ex-libris threshold, a bright space welcomes the visitors and is followed by a more intimate space dedicated to the ready-to-wear and jewelry.
Photo: Quentin BERTOUX
The boutique will carry a wide range of products made with impeccable Hermès craftsmanship: bags and luggage, diaries and small leather goods, equestrian pieces, silk, women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, jewelry, watches, belts, gloves, footwear, hats, enamel, Art de Vivre, tableware and fragrances.
Hermès was founded in 1837. Since its beginning in Paris as a maker of harnesses and saddles, six generations of enterprising artisans have opened up new domains and conquered new markets. Imbued with respect for the past and enthusiasm for the future, they transmitted to their successors the cult of beautiful materials crafted with excellence, the love of beautiful objects made to last and the spirit of innovation.
The company is now led by CEO Patrick Thomas and the Artistic Direction is led by sixth generation family member, Pierre-Alexis Dumas.