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Vancouver's new Hermès boutique more than triples the luxury house's footprint in the city.Trevor Brady/Handout

Vancouver’s Hermès customers are enjoying a major upgrade this month, as the French luxury house unveils its new flagship on Canada’s West Coast. Hermès opened its first Vancouver store in 1995 and this new boutique more than triples its retail footprint in the city.

“Every Hermès store is completely unique to its local city,” Jennifer Carter, president and CEO of Hermès Canada, says. “The new Hermès Vancouver store combines the classic architectural language of Hermès with the natural surroundings of Vancouver. The contemporary façade of moulded concrete mirrors the high-rise buildings and mountains of the skyline, and inside, the decor features natural materials and tones that recall the land and sea.”

Hermès Canada CEO Jennifer Carter says the shop's moulded concrete exterior 'mirrors the high-rise buildings and mountains of the skyline.'Trevor Brady

Jewellery and watches are located on either side of the entrance foyer, followed by signature silk scarves, fragrance and leather goods, with the men’s collection toward the back. On the store’s second level are apparel for women including shoes and accessories, as well as homeware and a private salon.

To commemorate the launch, Hermès has created special objects inspired by the Vancouver lifestyle, including roller skates and a trio of Kelly bags decorated with dawn, sunset and night skyscapes. “This is a remarkable city with a deep appreciation for beautiful objects made for living and an understanding that behind the smallest detail there is a human being, guided by a watchful eye and driven by pride in work well done,” Carter says.

Hermès, 717 Burrard St., Vancouver, 604-681-9965, hermes.com.

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