• Hermès

  • 691 Madison Ave.
    New York, NY 10065
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone: 212-751-3181
There's a heady whiff of old money the minute you step into Hermes' plush, wood-paneled confines—quite literally, in fact, since the air carries the faint scent of its signature perfumes. The upscale French retailer is best known for its classic leather handbags; the coveted Kelly and Birkin bags, named for Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin, respectively, can fetch prices that exceed a year's Ivy League tuition. (The bags are emphatically not in stock, but special-ordered, often requiring a two- to three-year wait. Patience is an expensive virtue.) The store also carries a full line of luxurious men’s and women’s clothing, elegant housewares that give a new meaning to domestic art, as well as shoes and accessories, quite a few carry a relatively manageable three-digit price tag. Items like china and cufflinks are frozen behind glass cases, making Hermes feel more as much museum as store; at the lavish four-level Madison Avenue outpost, the top floor does actually house a gallery.
  • Hours

    Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm Thu, 10am-7pm Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm Sun, closed

  • Prices

    ($$$) High End($$$$) Very High End

  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Products and Services

    Ties, Eyewear, Women's Hats, Luggage, Watches, Handbags, Jewelry, Men's Shoes, Cuff Links/Notions, Men's Hats, Women's Shoes, Baby Goods, Children's Shoes, Children's Clothing, Menswear, Fur/Leather, Men's Formalwear, Womenswear, Tableware, Decorative Accents, Gift Registries,

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