*French high fashion house established in 1837
*specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, luxury goods, and ready-to-wear.
*Its logo, since the 1950s, is of a Duc carriage with horse
*Thierry Hermès (1801–1878) first established Hermès as a harness workshop in Paris, dedicated to serving European noblemen. He created some of the finest wrought harnesses and bridles for the carriage trade.
*catered to the élite of Europe, North Africa, Russia, Asia, and the Americas. In 1900, the firm offered the Haut à Courroies bag, specially designed for riders to carry their saddles with them.
*[Hermès] was granted the exclusive rights to use the zipper for leather goods and clothing and, thus, became the first to introduce the device in France .
*In 1924, Hermès established a presence in the United States
*In 1935, the leather Sac à dépêches (later renamed the “Kelly bag”) was introduced, and, in 1937, the Hermès carrés (scarves) were introduced