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Why the Hermès store feels like a cozy luxury home

24-shade lipstick line in new beauty section, a project to personalize your timepiece, the warm interior

Hermes Women's Universe

Hermès Maison

All of a sudden there’s a new happy place in the luxury spread that is Greenbelt 3—the Hermès store whose expanded wing opened recently, fully immersing the visitor in the warm earth tones of its interior, so he or she feels at home in the bigger space, and is drawn to a bigger merchandise showcase.

For the first time here, the boutique has a beauty section for the covetable Hermès Beauty line launched in recent years. Apart from the well-received Rouge Hermès lipsticks, which are sustainable and refillable, customers are now able to buy the brand’s latest offerings: the Plein Air Complexion Balm, Hermèsistible Infused Lip Care Oil, Poudre d’Orfevre face and eye illuminating powder, Rosé Hermès blush, and Les Mains Hermès nail enamels.

There are 24 shades and three limited edition lipsticks.

Hermès Men’s Universe

There’s a VIP room.

Hermès watches

Also, customers can personalize their Hermès timepieces until September 15. A project to serve the Hermès customers, this initiative is done in select Hermès boutiques worldwide. Clients can pick from three different timepieces to personalize, including the Cape Cod, Heure H, and Nantucket.

Clients can configure the watch to reflect a different style and personality or to simply match their daily outfits. They can select various watch faces, ranging from steel to rose gold with diamonds, or opt for an exotic leather strap and have it engraved with names, numbers, and Hermès’ iconic image.

Cozy warmth at Hermès store (Photo by TheDiarist.ph)

The boutique, now expanded to 661 sqm, on Makati Ave., Makati, draws you in with its natural earth tones, from the flooring to the walls that exude warmth and home-like coziness.

The extended exterior facade on Makati Ave. bears the same aesthetic of dark anthracite grey metal panels on the ground floor and concrete grooved panels on the first floor. The original anthracite grey of these panels has been repainted in a terracotta color for a warmer effect.

The ground floor has limestone in shades of clay. The mosaic carpets in yellow ochre and coffee tones enhance the entrances.

Glass-framed elevator and earth-tone reflections create linear symmetry on the second floor of Hermès store. (Photo by TheDiarist.ph)

The second floor is made of bamboo parquet, starting with the staircase steps and landings.

Hermès Garden Entrance

The traditional Grecques lights specially designed for Hermès in 1925 draw the attention to the composition of the entrances on the ground floor. A lighting cove has been integrated in the Watches & Jewelry area to enhance the space.

All the counters and the millwork are made of clear sandblasted cherry wood.

In the Shoe area, custom coffee tables have cherrywood feet and tops of colored enameled lava stone.

In the VIP Room are a fat tulip sofa from Cult Design and a 571 backwing armchair from Cassina.

The RDAI Team behind the boutique design has artistic director Denis Montel, project interior architect Benoît Lemarié, and interior architect Charlotte Arnoux.

Hermès Beauty and Perfume

Hermès Leather

Hermès Philippines uses a new air conditioning system which incorporates a UV light within air spaces to disinfect and help prevent the spread of viruses in the air. This technology is common in hospitals, and has been adapted to the new boutique to disinfect the entire boutique and provide a healthier indoor environment.


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