For those of you who don't know what/who Hermes is, here is some history:
The company was founded by Frenchman Thierry Hermes in 1837. It specialized in saddles and leathergoods during those early years.
One of its early designers was Lola PRUSAC. It's first women collection was shown in Paris in 1929. The Hermes scarf was introduced in the early 1930s. The handbag made famous by Grace Kelly in 1956 was actually first manufactured almost 20 years earlier in 1930. Haute Couture collection was stopped in 1956, but they continued to give shows during the European Fashion Week.
Hermes introduced its first perfume Caleche in 1961. Over the years, the Ready to Wear was designed by Jacques Delahaye,Catherine De Karolyi, Monsieur Levaillant, Nicole De Vesian, Eric Bergere, Claude Brouet, Tan Giudicelli, Marc Audibet and Mariot Chane. Since 1998, the collection has been designed by Martin Margiela.
So, there is some history, now it is uber expensive stuff, but apparently, very high quality scarves. I have never actually SEEN a scarf by Hermes, but I've heard of them in legends. So, the following are a few products available for purchase from www.hermes.com (sorry, shipping only in the US)
|Silk hand rolled scarf
All yours for the low low price of $320.
I don't know if I could really ever use a $320 scarf. I'd be afraid of messing it up, snagging it, losing it, etc.
Beautiful cotton bag, all yours for $530
I think I saw this bag at Target for $24.99 and thought it was too much.
Gift set for baby...$680
Uh, the kids going to outgrow these booties in less than six months, hardly worth the $680. No?
So, Oprah, boycott Hermes all you want, but your legion of robots...err fans, probably can't afford this stuff anyways, so I hardly doubt it will make a dent in their sales. If I could afford it, I would probably buy something from them just to spite you (but only if it was on clearance, and then I would sell it for full price on ebay) :)