Hermès has been known for a number of iconic products since it was established in 1837. While the
What many don't know is that the house makes many other items that have become icons over the years. These range from luggage to accessories such as scarves, watches, and jewelry. Here, we've listed down the most iconic products from the French luxury fashion house and the stories that come with them.
The Birkin, a no-brainer, is on top of the list as the most iconic from the French
The Kelly bag's design was originally meant to carry a saddle or a pair of boots. In the '30s, Hermès decided to revamp the design and name it the Sac a Courroies, becoming a favorite handbag of the
The Constance was designed by in-house designer Catherine Chaillet, who named the bag after her daughter. After it was introduced in 1959, it has become one of the brand's most loved bags. A flap bag, a large H acts as its clasp. The Constance is currently offered in four sizes: the micro, mini, 24 cm, and Elan. Fans of the design include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, and Diane Kruger.
Clic Clac H Bracelet
Hermès makes plenty of enamel bracelets, but none compare to the popularity of the Clic Clac. The bracelet takes its name from the sound it makes when you toggle the clasp to take it on or off. The Clic
Collier de Chien Bracelet
Inspired by a dog collar, the Collier de Chien is one of Hermès' most popular leather bracelets. The Collier de Chien motif was born after the
The Hermès Constance belt is the ultimate as far as logo belts go. It's Hermès' unmistakable letter H that makes the belt. When worn properly, it can make any look more elevated and add a beautiful shape. The beauty of Hermès' Constance belt comes from the fact that different style buckles and leather straps are completely interchangeable. Not only that, the straps are reversible with several different color and leather combinations to choose from.
Avalon Throw Blanket
No doubt you've seen an Hermès blanket carefully draped on a sofa at one point in your life. The Avalon, which debuted in 1988, and its signature pattern makes for an excellent statement piece in a space. It's made in the softest mix of merino wool and cashmere, and it comes in a variety of colors and sizes including a large throw down to a baby blanket.
Though a relatively new design, the Oran has become one of the
The very first Hermès scarf was introduced in 1937, which was inspired by a woodblock drawing by Robert Dumas, one of the sons-in-law of Emile-Maurice Hermès. It takes quite a bit to make each scarf as its made from the silk of 250 moth cocoons. Through the years, the scarf has remained the most popular product of the house being favored by Queen Elizabeth II, Grace Kelly (who famously used her Hermès scarf as a sling), Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few.
Cape Cod Watch
Hermès artistic director Henri d'Origny was the man behind the Cape Cod. He designed the timepiece in 1991 after getting inspired by another iconic element from the maison: the Chaine d'Ancre. It features all things signature to the house such as a leather strap, double tour bracelet, and chain motif. What makes the Cape Cod special is the understated elegance it has, being able to blend with varying dress codes.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountry.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.