Hermès is a French luxury house, renowned for its know-how in leather goods, its silk scarf and its Kelly bag. But over the years, the company has grown to offer a diverse range of luxury products: ready-to-wear, perfumes, watches, objects for the home, art of living and tableware. Like Missoni, Hermès has grown over the years from a small, qualitative artisanal company to a publicly traded multinational. At Hermès, the home collection consists of textile items such as cushions, plaids, linens and toiletry bags. The Hermès duvet cover is not yet part of the multitude of products offered by the house.
Hermès, a history of cavalry that will become a history of luxury
Thierry Hermès was born on 15 January 1801 in Krefeld, Germany. At the time, the town was renowned for its textile printing craftsmanship. In 1821, he moved to Normandy, a town whose industrial activity was working with skins. He was apprenticed to a saddler and harness maker. After learning the trade, he opened his first factory in Paris in 1837, near the Madeleine church. His activity was that of a master harness maker, who designed, made and sold harnesses and equipment for horses. In 1880, the company moved to rue de Faubourg Saint-Honoré and diversified its production, but remained faithful to the world of horsemanship. The Hermès workshops had already designed a large leather bag for carrying saddles and boots, which was very popular with riders. The descendants of Thierry Hermès took advantage of the automobile boom to promote and sell large bags. Their know-how made it possible to design solid luggage, thanks to the invention of the "saddle stitch" and the zipper. This was the beginning of Hermès' involvement in luxury leather goods, which led to the famous Kelly bag. In the 1920s, the House of Hermès was the signature Hermès of women's and men's clothing, watches, jewellery, sports and city accessories, interior decoration, and later perfume. Hermès has had a succession of renowned designers: Martin Margiela in 1998, then Jean-Paul Gaultier in 2004. In 1961, Hermès began to expand internationally, as a strategic move. The rest of the Hermès story is economic, with an entry in the CAC 40 in 2018 and a long negotiation with the LVMH group and the Arnault group, which declared in 2017 that it wanted to resell its shares in Hermès.
Buying a Hermès duvet cover, mission impossible?
If you are looking for a duvet cover of a great brand, it is not at Hermès that you should knock. On the other hand, some fashion houses have launched into bed linen: you will find duvet covers at Sonia Rykieland duvet covers Kenzoor Ralph Lauren duvet covers. Luxury bed linen is usually stylized in the image of the brand, so you can decorate your bedroom with a real piece of haute-couture. But be careful, in the luxury world, be very attentive to the counterfeits, be sure to make your purchases only on the sites of these houses, or you risk to find yourself in front of a counterfeit. Some sites offer duvet covers with brand logos ChanelSome sites offer duvet covers with brand logos, such as Yves Saint-Laurent or Dior, but these are abusive uses of the logo and colours of these brands, which have certainly not given their consent.
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With us, luxury is not measured by price, but by the quality of the workmanship. Our duvet covers are made with love, by a family business in the north of Portugal and respect an eco-responsible production chain from the cultivation of the materials to the finishing touches. Our duvet covers are available in percale, linen and satin certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. Discover our haute-couture collection to be mixed according to your creativity. At La Chambre Paris, the great creator is you!