Paris is a regular place on my shopping exploits. I have completely lost count of the amount of times I have stepped on the Eurostar, for a quick one day jaunt to Paris to fulfil shopping requests for clients. Normally when I go I have a strict schedule to follow to ensure that I get everything done. However my visit last week was a little different. After a visit to Hermès Faubourg Saint-Honoré and then a pitstop purchase at Christian Louboutin, I found I had time to finally venture to Hermès Rue de Sèvres – the new Hermès Mecca.
Stepping into the new Hermès store on the Left Bank of Paris was breathtaking. The store built within the former swimming pool of the Lutetia Hotel, now a protected space, has incorporated the original features beautifully, whilst having a contemporary finish with an airy loft-like space. The store has been built over three floors and also includes a florist, a bookstore and balcony salon aptly named Le Plongeoir – the diving board. One would definitely recommend the Tart Fine! Other eye-catching features include the extensive use of ash wood, down the sweeping staircase and for the dominating pear shaped huts throughout the main floor. This store is well worth a visit, not only for its beauty, but also because not all the tourists seem to know about it – yet!