No, I’ve never bought anything from Hermès, but the Birkin has always been on my wish list. Hermès is such an amazing brand with beautiful leather goods. I think that the key of their succes is that they invest heavily to train people in maintaining traditional skills. At the Festival des Métiers in Amsterdam I had the chance to see the craftspeople doing their thing. You could see how they make the famous bags, gloves, saddles and watches. Scroll down for more inspiring pictures.