Hermès was originally not a fashion label, it was founded in Paris in 1837 as a supplier of saddles and the like to the most prominent European families. Because the nobility at the end of the 19th century had a new hobby, travel, and no longer on horseback, were looking for another product. Emile-Maurice Hermès, the successor of the founder, Thierry Hermès, introduced many new products. A line trunks, bags and other essential supplies for the journey, still everything is made ​​of saddle leather. It was Emile-Maurice to the shop on the Rue Faubourg St. Honore in Paris opened, where the flagship store is still located. Meanwhile, a lot of new products added: ties, fragrances and the famous scarf: the square.