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Hermès Flew All of Its U.S. Staff to Jersey for a 3-Day Reunion

The Hermès family portrait. Image via <a href="http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/one-big-happy-luxury-family-5273529?src=rss/recentstories/20111007">WWD</a>
The Hermès family portrait. Image via WWD

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This week, Hermès let all 515 of its U.S. employees have three days off so that they could fly to a Hyatt hotel in Princeton, New Jersey, for the company's first-ever "Family Reunion." In case you were wondering why all of their stores were closed on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, well, this was the reason. Yep, all 24 of them simply weren't open so the employees could hang out in Jersey.

And like any good family reunion, there were games: According to WWD, they played a "game of Hermès-style 'Family Feud,'" and participated in a high-end arts and crafts activity. All of the employees received a white Hermès scarf to decorate however they wanted, and President and CEO Robert Chavez said, "I wouldn't be surprised if some went into production." Maybe that's why there were practically none at the sale.
· Hermès Hosts 'Family Reunion' for U.S. Employees [WWD]
· You Can Buy a Scarf at the Hermès Sale, But Only One [Racked NY]