I have a confession: I am absolutely terrified of going into Hermès, the ubiquitous French retailer of $10,000 handbags named after chic actresses. My fear is two-fold: First, that the handsome security guards at the entrance will instantly know I don't belong and throw me out (the shame!) and second, in an effort to "blend in" and not attract the attention of the security guards, I'll end up overcompensating and walking out with a handbag that is more expensive than my car--and will take me longer to pay off!
Because of this crippling phobia, I have never really considered going into an Hermès--until I saw this photo of the latest flagship store on the Rive Gauche, that is.
This new Hermès store was built in a swimming pool from 1935! Pretty cool, huh? The wooden structures by Denis Montel of Rene Dumas Architecture Interieure serve to highlight the company's home furnishings with clothes and leather goods lining the pool area.
I think it may be time to get over my fear.
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