By Jessica Bowne Photography by Jeff Crawford| April 20, 2015 |
Style & Beauty
Hermès celebrates its newly expanded Boston boutique with the launch of a colorful porcelain collection.
A teapot, teacup, and saucer from Hermès’s new Voyage en Ikat collection.
Hermès has made the Mad Hatter insanely happy. The internationally extolled brand will open its newly renovated and expanded boutique at The Heritage on the Garden with additional home items—some of which are superb for a proper tea, like this Voyage en Ikat porcelain dinner service. The collection—inspired by historic textiles from the Far East, updated with a sleek modern look—features pieces rendered in more than 20 lush jewel tones, with 24-carat matte gold detailing. Expect Limoges-made teacups in bright ruby and turquoise, dessert plates in sizzling sapphire, and a so-chic-it-hurts teapot in an eye-catching medley of hues.
The store itself—which has been renovated twice since it debuted in 1988—will feature a massive main staircase and two floors of expanded space to showcase the brand’s handcrafted products. “Our expansion in Boston is due primarily to the continued strength and growth of our local client base,” says Robert Chavez, president and CEO of Hermès of Paris. “We want to broaden our product offering in many categories, and we wish to offer our clients a greater assortment in key categories, such as home, fine jewelry, and shoes.” Because in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter also needs something to wear. The Heritage on the Garden, 320 Boylston St., 617-482-8707