If you're in New York, San Francisco, or Houston, put this on your To Do List: the Hermès Festival des Métiers. The luxury label is setting up shop in three cities and flying in its craftsmen to show the public how their silk scarves, diamond jewelry, painted crystal, and beyond are made—sometimes painstakingly—by hand. (Example: Each color in an Hermès scarf gets its own print, engraving, and screen.) This is the second year the luxury label pulled off this kind of event, and we hope it returns every year. There's nothing like seeing something so luxurious being made right in front of you. The festival is in New York (583 Park Avenue) now through September 9th; San Francisco (Union Square Park) from September 20th to 24th, and Houston (1800 Post Oak Boulevard) from October 10th through 14th; visit hermes.com/festival-usa for more information.
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