For $11,000 (and up), you too can have an Hermès bag custom made and named after you! Cameron Silver, owner of Decades, did just that recently and created what he calls the perfect portable office and ideal carry-on bag in grained calfskin aptly named…the Cameron! It took three trips to Paris and four months of waiting but he finally has the Hermès bag of his dreams. The genius design allows the bag to be popped up as a tote bag or folded down as a messenger bag with a removable shoulder strap. Inside the iconic orange lining of goat skin there is a laptop pocket, a removable zippered pochette, and slots for business cards and keys. There are also side pockets that will fit an umbrella or small water bottle.
The new Hermès boutique in the Financial District on 15 Broad St. across from the Stock Exchange also has the first sur mesure salon in the US. As Cameron Silver said, “The intimate room for bespoke tailoring envelops you with imported dark cherrywood. In the morning coffee and croissants are served elegantly on signature black-and-white Balcons du Guadalquivir china; in the afternoon it’s Champagne or tea. I decided that I simply cannot wear an off-the-rack shirt with a bespoke Hermes bag.” And we couldn’t agree more!
Call the Paris boutique to schedule an appointment if you would like to design your own Hermès bag! 24 Rue Faubourg St.-Honoré, Paris, 33-1/40-17-47-17
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