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Hermes

“It has been said of Hermès,” The New York Times reported in 1940, “that it is perhaps the only establishment in the world in which one cannot buy a single article that is not in perfect taste.” Founded in 1837 as a harness shop, it is the epitomy of refinement and craftsmanship. The Hermes scarf was introduced in 1937 with two collections now released a year, along with some reprints of older designs and limited editions. Since 1937, Hermès has produced over 2,000 unique designs and it’s reported that an Hermès scarf is now sold somewhere in the world every 25 seconds. As well known for their bags as their scarves, each bag takes 18 to 24 hours to produce. Waiting lists are currently 6-12 months for delivery of one of the house signature bags.