Two exciting news snippets for all Bangkokians with style: the Hermès store at Siam Paragon has finally reopened to much grandeur, and just outside it at Parc Paragon, the French luxury brand has inaugurated a special exhibition to celebrate. After we attended the launch event just last week, here’s why you too should head to Siam Paragon this weekend to check it out.

[All images courtesy Hermès, 2019]

Rouges Hermes

The Hermès store finally reopens

We were starting to miss our favourite luxury leather goods maker at the downstairs central entrance of Siam Paragon.

First opened in 2006, the Hermès store has long been the signature orange heart of the shopping district in the city, and following a short renovation period, it has returned in great spirits.

The new store reaffirms Hermès’ strong bond with Thailand, and was designed by Parisian architecture agency RDAI. Its interiors were inspired by traditional Thai houses, playing with both perforated and opaque sections for an intimate shopping experience. The floors feature dark caramel bamboo hues whilst the ceilings are fitted with signature Grecques lighting, designed especially for Hermès in 1925. Handmade Thai silk Yan Lipao fabrics adorn the walls, with bespoke saffron yellow, turmeric orange, and ruby red plush carpets covering the flooring.

All in all, a warm and calming atmosphere surrounds the space, offering a private sanctuary from the bursting energy of the mall’s atrium. A welcoming invitation to shop and explore.

Rouges Hermès Exhibition

Beyond special purchases, here’s another special reason to head to Siam Paragon this weekend.

Part of the Hermès Heritage touring exhibition, those looking to uncover and learn more about the brand’s identity and historical journey should definitely come to Parc Paragon for the Rouges Hermès Exhibition. This is centred around the story of the house founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès, and tells the tale of its iconic themes, colours, and patterns.

Through a showcase of not only leather goods, but also clothing and home accessories, guests are invited to explore the house’s love for colour and spectrum of shade, moving from vermilion to magenta and from bright red to soft red. Many of the very exclusive pieces were borrowed from the Èmile Hermès collection, as well as the house’s very own archives. A special opportunity to view some very unique pieces, and learn something along the way. Consider it quintessential fashion knowledge. We’ll see you there.

The Hermès Heritage – Rouges Hermès Exhibition is located at Siam Paragon Shopping Center, Parc Paragon, M Floor, 991 Rama 1 Rd., Pathum Wan, Bangkok. The opening hours are 11am-8pm, and it runs until 13 October 2019. Admission is free.

Lisa Gries
Managing Editor, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.