Get ready to start your holiday shopping early. Hermès Beverly Hills (which originally opened in 1972) is Rodeo Drive’s newest must-visit style source this season. Following a renovation at the hands of Denis Montel of Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure, the store and its 12,000 square feet of retail space relaunched with a series of opening ceremonies hosted by Hermès CEO Axel Dumas and the company’s international executive team—which included the cutting of an oversized brown Hermès ribbon and an acrobatic show by Project Bandaloop.
Women’s accouterments take up the store’s first floor while men’s occupy the second, with the third floor dedicated to an expanded flagship home department decked out in a dreamscape of gorgeously crafted home wares and furnishings, with design services now available. Throughout the multi-level space you’ll find bright white rooms strategically lit and flooded with natural light from a bubble-shaped skylight at the top of the spiral and sculptural staircase, which creates an impressive glowing effect.
Truth be told, we wanted everything we saw on a recent visit. While it would be to provide a laundry list of drool-worthy items, we’ve curated this ultimate shopping guide to the boutique’s top six showstoppers to take along on your next trip.
We can already picture it —speeding along a vintage seaside boardwalk on Hermès’ luxury two-wheeler. A sumptuous leather seat clad in the boutique’s signature Izmir blue hue, stainless steel construction, spoke protector and all the bells and whistles make this completely functional ride the Rolls Royce of beach cruisers. (The brand also recently launched two new $11,000-bicycles that only weigh 24 pounds and are made out of carbon fiber)
Price tag: $4,700
Les Nécessaires d’Hermès Ottoman
Every well-appointed household requires a fierce little piece that can also multitask. The strap on this elegant, minimalist stool created by French designer Philippe Nigro makes it easy to carry from room to room, when there is need for extra seating for party guests or for a fun game night. It also opens up for storage. Fashioned in bull calf leather in a beautiful cognac color, the saddle-esque ottoman is a chic nod to the brand’s equestrian aesthetic.
Price tag: $10,000
Rallye 24 Oval Platter
This collection of tableware celebrates sports — aligned with the brand’s new motto “A sporting life!” — with the “Chaîne d’Ancre” link design inspired by a racetrack. The multi-color 16.7-inch porcelain platter is a great item for a buffet at a family gathering, and there’s something decidedly Californian about the exuberant mix of red, green, yellow, blue and gray. We see it blending effortlessly into a clean, mid-century décor scheme or even a bohemian vibe.
Price tag: $640
Hermès à Beverly Hills 90cm Scarf
Iconic, exotic and versatile, Hermès scarves are legendary. Exclusive to the store, this beauty in silk twill was created to celebrate the scenic scenes of California. The design captures palm trees blowing in the breeze set against an aqua blue pattern that resembles the sea or a crystal blue-tiled pool. Of course, no scarf would be complete without the iconic H, which you can clearly see in the middle of the image.
Price tag: $410
Constance Cartable Purse
There’s always the fabled Birkin (named after actress Jane Birkin), which seems like the logical bag of choice in a city known for its celebrities. Yet there’s a new covetable purse in town. From flawless box calfskin to the H-logo clasp, we declare this short-strapped, spacious bag the perfect reissue for the company’s fall/winter 2013 collection.
Price tag: $11,400
Known for its historical pieces, Hermès is a brand that manages to combine classic offerings while staying fresh and modern. This special edition wine trunk is based on a liquor case custom-designed for Sammy Davis, Jr. back in 1950. Covered in Taurillon Clemence leather in signature Izmir blue, this stunner holds up to two wine bottles and comes with six crystal glasses and accessories including a wine opener. The only one made is available in the Beverly Hills outpost. If you’re in the market for a showstopper with a great backstory, it can be special ordered.
Price tag: $88,726
Photos Courtesy of Hermès