beirut: hermès store opening

we're almost losing count. hermès is the latest luxury brand to arrive in lebanon's booming capital, opening up shop there on wed - jul 30. located on the ground floor of a listed historic building from the 1920s next to the new beirut souks mall, the new store measures 150 sqm. and is designed by paris-based architecture practice rdai, responsible for many of the brand's flagships across the planet. although retaining many of the building's historic features, the store interior references to a great extent the grand hermès flagship on paris' rue faubourg st.-honoré. it will carry quite an extensive range of luxury goods, including the iconic bags and luggage plus small leather goods, ready-to-wear for men and women, silk scarves, jewellery and perfumes. location: sabbagh building, 47 rue patriarch howayek [central beirut].