For the Love of Hermès

Who doesn’t love anything Hermès? CBS News takes a look behind the incredible success of the French luxury goods and fashion house of Hermès, founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837. Now sixth generation members of the founding families, Axel Dumas (CEO) and Pierre-Alexi Dumas (Creative Director), are in charge of leading the former riding gear leather goods-only company into the 21st century. And… Read more →

The Outdoor Louvre for Bargain Hunters

From the NY Times, a quick study of the best Parisien flea markets. Over the past two years, the giant Marché aux Puces de Paris/St.-Ouen has become cool again. Here’s some guidance for conquering the sprawling stalls. St.-Ouen is the vast set of flea markets just north of the Paris city line. Getting to the Marché aux Puces de Paris/St.-Ouen… Read more →

French Cinema Stars Get Financial Blow

France’s main cinema body has jumped into the heated debate over salaries paid to France’s biggest stars by cutting subsidies for films whose actors are paid too much, the French press is reporting. The state-owned National Centre of Cinematography (CNC), which helps finance French productions, was set up to ensure homegrown films could compete with Hollywood blockbusters. But in recent years,… Read more →