Hermes Oran flat orange calfskin leather sandals
Hermès’s son, Charles-Émile, took over management from his father in 1880 and moved the shop to 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, where it remains. With the help of his sons Adolphe and Émile-Maurice, Charles-Émile introduced saddlery and started selling his products retail.
The company catered to the élite of Europe, North Africa, Russia, Asia, and the Americas. In 1900, the firm offered the Birkin Haut à Courroies bag, specially designed for riders to carry their saddles with them.
Hermes is a fashion house steeped in history and tradition. Family-owned for five generations, the label is a symbol of class worldwide. From beginnings in saddlery and fine equestrian leather goods, Hermes today are best known for their handbags as well as a range of other superior items. They have certainly come a long way in the last two centuries.
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