Grab Your Phone & Take an Hermès Tie Break

To all of you out there who dream in orange boxes, whose hearts go thud-thud with the sight of that signature H, lend me your ear: There’s an app for that. For men and women alike, it’s deliciously fun to play with. Introducing Tie Break, Hermès’s recently launched smartphone app designed “to help you take a break from the harsh realities of office, airport, or public transport…or even a dull date” with “a random dose of Hermès.” Tie break

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In essence, it’s a quippy little exercise in Hermès tie knowledge-building, made fun through GIFs, games, and comics. Each time you open the app, a new one of these “surprises” will be waiting for you. Use it as a way to wean off of 2048 and CandyCrush, or to read up on the differences between Hermès’s collection of luxe silk neckties – so you can make an educated decision on your next purchase. Download the Tie Break app here. P.S. Be patient with the download. It’s far more turtle than hare. But we all know who wins that race. By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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August 11, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
Tweed blazers, suede satchels, and classic denim are the modern schoolgirl’s essentials. Take note of the collegiate touches spotted on the fall runways (like that of Marissa Webb) and rule the office hallways with these tailored wardrobe updates.

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1. Hermès Watch. You won’t miss a beat with this pre-loved investment piece.
2. NARS Casablanca Satin Lipstick. Pick up this peachy hue for an understated pop of color.
3. Enzo Angiolini Leather Pump. Finish your outfit with black pumps – the extended heel gives this pair a modern twist.
4. Pippa Blazer. Team this blazer with a slouchy tank and dark denim for an effortless and polished look.
5. Jimmy Choo Satchel. Fashion or function? No need to sacrifice one for the other. This taupe number does it all.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 11, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 

As I start to think about wardrobe updates for fall, I can’t help but feel a little giddy about layering and leather. So, let’s consider these must-haves a sneak peek for fall – and then get back to enjoying the warm weather while it’s still here. 

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1. Hermès Canvas Backpack. Give a nod to the 90s with this classic backpack. Don’t worry – “No white after Labor Day” no longer applies.
2. J Brand Leather Pants. When it comes to leather skinnies, no one does it better than this label. Opt for a blush hue to soften the look.
3. Bucco “Bammy” Sneaker. Borrow from the street-style stars and try slip-on sneakers. This snakeskin pair will go with anything.
4. Andrew Marc Shearling & Fur Jacket. Own the shearling trend in this luxe – and uber-cool – number.
5. IPPOLITA “Modern Rock Candy” Drop Earrings. These gold geometric earrings are seasonless, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t the ideal jewelry-box addition for fall.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 28, 2014

Christophe Lemaire Says Goodbye to Hermès

Ladies and gentlemen, Christophe Lemaire has left the house – the house of Hermès, that is. The label just announced that the artistic director of womenswear will show his final collection for Spring/Summer 2015 during Paris Fashion Week this October.

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July 22, 2014

8 Iconic Men’s Brands to Build Your Wardrobe With

Classic. Edgy. Off-the-charts luxe. These eight go-to men’s brands each have a distinct identity, but their common trait? They’re icons – and they all belong in your closet. Here’s why.

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February 21, 2014

Details, Details: The Features That Set Designer Bags Apart

The Louis Vuitton Speedy. The Chanel 2.55. And, of course, the Birkin. Certain handbags are simply timeless – but what gives them their staying power? To truly understand the beauty of an iconic piece of arm candy, take a closer look at the details.

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February 18, 2014

Think Outside the Bag: It’s the Color That Counts

Forget about size, silhouette, or season – it’s what dresses the outside of your bag that matters most. As long as it fits into one of these three categories, that is.

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Prints & Patterns
Allover-flower patterns and abstract looks not right for you? Not to worry. Add drama to your handbag routine (without overdoing it) by going with a subtle check.

Bold Colors
No fall wardrobe is complete without some vibrant harvest hues. Opt for a bright orange or energetic red to bring life to the sea of black winter coats.

Black
Always classic, it’s crucial to keep an LBB (little black bag) in your arsenal at all times. A staple black bag also elevates cozy knits, dark-wash jeans, and cashmere alike.

Our Parisian Love Affair: Hermès, Chanel, & Louis Vuitton Boutique opens Friday, November 8, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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November 8, 2013

The Secrets of Hermès: 3 Need-to-Know Facts for the Fanatic

The Kelly. The Birkin. Those coveted silk scarves. They can only mean one thing: Hermès. Read up for three need-to-know facts on the French label’s iconic pieces.

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Our From the Reserve: Accessories by Hermès Boutique opens Saturday, October 26, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 26, 2013

Icon Status: Breaking Down What Makes the Birkin So Beloved

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What is it that makes the Birkin so lusted-after? Well, part of it certainly has to do with its careful craftsmanship. But there’s more to it, too.

It’s Hollywood’s fashion darling.
The celeb world has taken a serious shine to the Birkin. It’s said that Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice) has a collection that’s worth over 1.5 million pounds – that’s over 2 million U.S. dollars. Though not all collections are that extensive, the bag is certainly not a stranger to paparazzi sightings.

It’s a pop-culture phenomenon.
The bag is frequently referred to in movies and on TV. And did I mention there’s a whole book about what it takes to snag a Birkin? It’s safe to say that the bag has solidified its place in pop-culture lore.

It’s proof that good things come to those who wait.
Getting your hands on a Birkin takes a special kind of devotion. The (now defunct) waiting list was known to be as long as five years, meaning if you wanted a bag you’d have to really want it. And as they say, you always want what you can’t have.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

Last call! Enter our Bag a Birkin Giveaway by tomorrow, March 30, 2013, at 11AM for the chance to win your dream bag.

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March 29, 2013

Anatomy of an It Bag: What Makes a Birkin a Birkin

The bag’s iconic status is undebatable. But what makes a Birkin a Birkin? Here, the parts that set this lusted-after carryall apart from all others.

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By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 23, 2013