Luxury French fashion house Hermès was founded in 1837 as a saddle and harness workshop catering for the elite carriage trade. The brand has since expanded to include a range of women’s and menswear alongside its expertly crafted leather accessories, jewelry and watches. Hermès produced its first collection of silk scarves in 1937, and it is now reported that one is sold every twenty seconds. In addition to the French label’s iconic scarf, the Kelly and Birkin bags have helped to secure Hermès’ place as a luxurious fashion powerhouse. Even today, the coveted Birkin bag has the longest waiting list of any accessory in the world.