January 3, 2015

A Swimmingly Good Time at Hermès

Paris certainly has no shortage of amazing concept stores, and my favorite belongs to one of France’s most iconic brands, Hermès. 

Iconic orange Hermès box

Since 2010, Hermès has graced the rue de Sèvres, with an impressive location spanning nearly 1,500 m². But apart from its gargantuan size and luxurious design, what makes this particular store so unique is that it was originally a pool, built in the 1930s. 

Once the beloved Piscine Lutetia, one can still get a glimpse at its Art Deco past in the form of bold mezzanines, balconies and colorful mosaics.

Blending the old with the new, modern wooden domes have taken the place of the former basin, where we now find elegantly displayed housewares, clothing, and of course, silk carrés.  

And for those in search of a mid-shopping break, their in-house tea room, Le Plongeoir, is a welcome spot for drinks and cake. 

Housewares at the Hermès store, rue de Sèvres, Paris

Overlooking the Hermès store, rue de Sèvres, Paris

17, rue de Sèvres
75006 Paris

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