The Hermès métiers draw on a wide range of skills in pursuit of their ambitious creative objectives. Year after year, driven by a permanent quest for innovation and a deeply embedded culture of excellence, they add to the Hermès collections now comprising over 50,000 items. In 2016, many new arrivals thus helped expand the group’s product ranges and nurture its growth.
Leather goods-saddlery, the original métier of the house of Hermès, is expressed in collections of bags and cluthes, briefcases, luggage, diaries and writing products, smal leather goods, saddles, and equestiran articles and clothing for both horse and rider. Its turnover in 2016, representing 50% pf the Group's sales, attained €2.604 million, an increase of 14 % at constant exchange rates.
Ready-to-wear and accessories
The ready-to-wear and faschion accessories métier is the Hermès Group's second largest sector, with consolidated sales of 21%. In 2016, it generated €1.099 million in sales, a rise of 0.2% at constant exchange rates.
Silk & Textiles
Silk and Textiles is Hermès’ third largest sector and accounts for 10% of sales. In 2016, sales of scarves and ties totalled €515 million, a decrease of 1% at constant exchange rates.
Other Hermès métiers
The other Hermès métiers cover jewellery, the art of living and the tableware. In 2016, they achieved sales of €336 million, representing a 2% rise at constant exchange rates and accounting for 7 % of the group’s total turnover.
Hermès Perfumes continued their dynamic upward trend, generating sales of €262 million, a rise of 9 % at constant exchange rates,
The watch sector sales totalled €158illion in 2016, a decrease of 3% at constant exchange rates.