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If you heard Rue Saint Honoré you could be forgiven for thinking Hermès Birkin, Kelly (Hermès is at 24 Rue Faubourg St. Honoré)...... well think again, another player has quietly carved itself a prime position in Paris' historic street.
Moynat, the 19th-century trunk maker, has been brought back to life by LVMH's Bernard Arnault who bought the company himself, independently from LVMH, and late last year placed former Hermès, Lacroix and Yamamoto designer Ramesh Nair at the forefront of Moynat to create a line of bags.
Made-to-order trunks, Ramesh Nair's new Moynat bag collection - with prices ranging from under $1,000 to more than $10,000 - as well as small leather goods and accessories, and silk scarves are all now available at the Rue Saint-Honoré store.
Could Mr. Arnault, who failed to secure control over Hermès last year, be seeking to 'replace' the iconic trunk and bag maker as THE bag brand par excellence?
Moynat's heritage, Nair's stunning designs and of course the store right on Hermès' doorstep (it's a 10 minute walk away) would suggest to us that he is most certainly going out there all guns blazing!
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