Did you know that Hermès closed all 24 of its U.S. stores on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday so it could host a “family reunion” for 515 American employees? Neither did we. What an effective way to prove its core values as a family-held company.
And of course, it wouldn’t be an Hermès event without scarves! All 515 attendees were asked to create a look on a 90″ X 90″ silk scarf, which later went on display. (Some of the designs may also be produced). In addition, there was a gala dinner to honor top salespeople, which was attended by Bertrand Puech, who chairs the Hermès family holding company.
The event was apparently such a success, the family-owned company hopes to turn the reunion into a triannual affair. Good thing Hermès is staying in family hands.