Founded by: Thierry Hermès (1801, Germany – 1878, France)
Company Founded: 1837
Current Creative Director: Pierre-Alexis Dumas
Fun Facts: The company started originally as a saddle & harness workshop for horses. They didn’t start producing bags for people until 1900 when they designed their first bag made to carry on a horse. Hermès was also the first company in France to use zippers on their products.