Flowers, Macaroons & More @ Hermès (Paris, France)


I know I've heavily featured Lanvin windows on this blog before, along with other random displays here and there. But until now, I've refrained from posting some of the most opulent windows of all, courtesy of the incredibly talented Leïla Menchari - Window Design Director of Hermès' main flagship on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. While the large boutique comes with several store windows, it's the main display corner that generally has pedestrians stopping in their tracks.

The current windows are extravagant as usual and perhaps it's the delicacies in the form of colorful macaroons (supplied by Pierre Hermé) that finally prompted me to take some photos. Or maybe it's the cute zebras and polar bears I spotted. I also took a few snaps of some of the neighboring windows, which are a little more classic, but over-the-top nonetheless. To read my previous feature of the flagship and see more from the inside, click here.

The impressive main windows of the flagship.

Some of the neighboring windows. Can you spot the Birkins?

And to make up for my lack of Hermès and Leïla Menchari love (the Tunisian born artist has been doing this for the fashion house for over 30 years), please find below a few of her previous windows. Some came accompanied with music or sound effects (birds chirping, leaves rustling etc.) and though some displays in the past were a little 'too much' for me, there's no denying they're quite extraordinary.

All images below courtesy of Hermès. For more stunning windows, please visit Hermès' FB fan page.


54 comments:

  1. Hermès always sends my heart a-flutter! Thank you!

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  2. Who would not want to buy the entire display? Oh to live like that.

    Even better than the old Eloise At The Plaza stories.

    Why is this not the most major trend ever with stores vying to create the most beautiful settings?

    Heaven.

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  3. Well, precious, these have to be the most mind-blowingly beautiful creations EVER! I always look forward to Bergdorf's Christmas windows, but they pale...
    Thank you so much!
    xx's
    Marsha

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  4. wow! after the first colour shock i admire the windows for their creativity and love for the detail.

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  5. I think this must be what heaven looks like.

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  6. Thanks so much for posting these pictures so colourful & creative, especially love the macaroons!

    Abigail x
    www.abigailsplace8.blogspot.com

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  7. So beautiful. I can't believe how creative and how much attention is given to details.

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  8. Wow. Like, wow. I can't even describe how my eyes are blown away from seeing these and thinking of how amazing it must be IRL! The attention to detail and vision is astounding, what an artist. My only complaint with windows like these is that you kinda forget about the merchandise.

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  9. The flagship stores windows are amazing! So incredible and unique. They look like so much fun.

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  10. @MissJ: I agree that an extravagant design generally distracts from the product, but people tend to forget that Hermès isn't just about bags, scarves and clothes. A large chunk of their merchandise includes tableware, home decor, bedding, ceramics etc., which is used to decorate the windows. In addition, I only focused on the main corner window, which sets the 'theme'. There are at least eight other displays, which are purely product-focused :)

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  11. This is like fairy tales.... Truly, if one is a perfectionist, they'd start from the entrance before they get to the goods. :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, dear S! xxx

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  12. Hi my dear-oh I'm in Hermes Heaven, a really vibrant and gorgeous post, the photos are just awesome and a really lovely review!! have a great week ahead too! x

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  13. You are like the best ambassador ever for our lovey city! We still have to have some macaroons together.

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  14. We love Hermes from birkin, kelly, lyndy, to jpg bags we have them all! Its like and addition!www.fashionbaggae.com

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  15. WOw!! This is what dreams are made of! Love all the beauty and opulence! Leave it to Hermes to know how to do it RIGHT!

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  16. Oh those window displays are amazing! I get all happy just by looking at the pictures.=)

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  17. Oh my gosh! You look at those displays and they are just oozing opulence, richness and pure indulgence. You could spend hours going over all the details. And that's exactly what you want shoppers to be doing!

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  18. wow your blogs just gett better and better. that window display would most definitely stop me on the street too !

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  19. this is absolutely amazing. love the first few shots- all the color all the joy. so wonderful. thanks so much for sharing! hope you're having a great weekend
    x

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  20. Oh the opulence of the window displays are just amazing and I loved looking at the photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  21. Are these photos of heaven??? I am literally spellbound by these photos.

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  22. this is a real eye catching display !
    id love to see it with my own eyes !


    glisters and blisters

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  23. Oh my, these have to be some of the most visually and artistically stunning windows you've ever featured...I'm in awe of their complexity! I can't imagine being able to create something like this!

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  24. Amazing! I can't get enough of these.

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  25. WOW!!! very pretty...

    http://stylemefab.onsugar.com/

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  26. Wow, I'm speechless! It looks really elaborate and incredibly detailed! She must have a lot of creative freedom to do these amazing displays! xxoxoxoo

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  27. Wow, wonderful photos and places! Cool post! :)

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  28. This reminds me of wonderland. Like I fell into a fashion rabbit hole and landed into the magical world of quirky, crazy fashion. This would have been so awesome to see in person.

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  29. Oh my god, are these for real? Seriously? They are so beautiful, so heavenly, love all the colors, I am just entranced. THANK YOU for sharing, your blog is so unique!!!!
    christine

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  30. I'm in heaven! There's too much beauty in all of these photos :)

    Happy Monday, sweetie xoxo

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  31. Oh, I feel as if I have died and gone to heaven. This is all too exquisite for words! :)

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  32. Ooooh, awesome photos, I am in heaven.

    P.S.: You can never have too many hats, gloves and shoes. ;-) Go for a pair of Camilla Skovgaard chain sandals. LOL!

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  33. I can't get over how talented she is. Her style is definitely over the top but so versatile as well. Thank you so much for sharing this. What I would give to see one of these in person!

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  34. Wow, so amazing! I can see why pedestrians would be stopped dead in their tracks!

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  35. How amazing must it be to a) being able to dream up these creations and then b) get the chance to realise them. Just wonderful!

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  36. Aww, this is beautiful !!
    I love it !! ♥

    xx

    Henar
    ...OH MY VOGUE !

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  37. Oh wow!! I find some of them overwhelming, but there are quite a few I would love to rummage through!

    Very unique and detailed, I would love to try my hand at designing a showcase.

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  38. these are the most incredible, magical displays i've ever seen! phenomenal.

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  39. Amazing pictures, want to be in Paris so bad!

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  40. Of course it has to be Paris..
    Colourful, chic and delicious.
    lee x

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  41. wow wow WOW! These are all incredible. The first set is utterly dazzling, eye-catching, and impossible to miss! I like the fantasy-like feel and the colours. I also love the all-white display, so gorgeous. Some very dramatic presentations here! Hope you are enjoying your week...happy March to you, lady!


    Rachel

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  42. Darling, you always make me feel like I just made a trip to the Fairy Land. Amazing post, I simply can not get enough of it...Thank you for sharing it with me. :-) I can not believed how long has it been since I have come to visit you. I have been so deprived of time lately, that it seems like there is no time to breath. I have been also mourning the siuation with JG an still can not get over the sadness of it. I still love his art... I am wishing you wonderful week ahead and sending you millions of kind wishes from sunny New York!:-)

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  43. Oh! so many beautiful colours and the design are FAB!!!!

    Really cool post!! Have a wonderful day! Much Love//

    Johanna

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  44. wow the window display remind me of that epsoide on the simpsons where homer went into the land of chocolate and everything is brightly colored hehe, looks amazing!

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  45. These are just incredible! I don't have a problem with the merchandise not being the prominent features as in my book the best kind of window dressing is about fun and pure fantasy, something that makes people stop and look.
    Again, incredible!
    x
    ps. Love the new blog layout, i feel like i'm peering right in to windows and stores now

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  46. this has pretty much left me SPEECHLESS!

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  47. I love that you show these windows... these people are so creative they make my desginer self green with envy

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  48. this is just beyond...everything. gorgeous!
    Love your blog, following you now :)

    ashleyborysewich.blogspot.com

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  49. Such imagination & fantasy!
    Gloriousss...

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