HERMES OPENS A NEW STORE IN INDIA
French luxury brand Hermès finds a new home in India’s logo-lusting capital just in time for the festive season. In 2008, Hermès found its home in the Oberoi Hotel in Delhi, after which the label shifted base temporarily to the DLF Emporio, and now has a spanking new space in luxury mall, The Chanakya, opening doors to public shortly, according to Vogue India.
The 207sq mt space was designed by French architecture agency RDAI under the leadership of Denis Montel, and its no-fuss interior will appeal to taste of the determined shopper. Inspired by the peacock, the interiors of the space sparkle with iridescent metallic finishes.
Starting with the silk department, the store also houses menswear, womenswear and leather goods, says Vogue India. The store also boasts of a private room for VIP clientele and a salon for the jewellery and watch collections.
“India has had our attention for many years. Before our operations, we had extensive collaborations with Indian craftsmen many years ago. Our commercial operations started ten years ago. Our commitment was strong and we launched our flagship store in Mumbai. We wanted our store to be a place where we could hold cultural events and have the opportunity to share more. Our new store in Delhi will be in an elegant high-end destination and it is a new district for shopping,” said Florian Craen, Executive Vice President, Sales &Distribution, Hermes, to The Economic Times.