Open for Business:
Hermès Beverly Hills, 434 North Rodeo Drive, California 90210
White marble panels add dimension and drama to the flagship store’s new façade, designed by Paris firm RDAI. With 12,000 total square feet, three floors and a roof terrace, the flagship’s renovation features a women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections, a jewelry and watch section, made-to-measure fitting area and dedicated tie room.
The brand’s full range of silk scarves and leather goods—the entire first floor is devoted to it.
Piece de resistance:
To fete the grand reopening, Hermès is rolling out two calf-skin leather basketballs but skipping out on using its signature orange hue in favor of a bright blue. The limited edition basketballs will still be hand-stitched the same way the brand makes its coveted Birkin bags.