In the Bag: How Hermes Beats the Recession

Somewhere in Australia, basking in the waning rays of a winter sun, lies a crocodile with Eileen Robert's name on it. The fate of this crocodile, a Crocodylus porosus to get technical, is linked to international financial markets, a 1970s British actress who made it big in France, a 172-year-old company that started out making horse harnesses, the tastes of the world's super rich -- and if she's very lucky and very patient, perhaps, too, to a New York City grandmother named Eileen...Full Story
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