Unlike so many purveyors of luxury products, Hermès is rightly revered for employing generations of skilled craftspeople – currently, nearly 7,000 based in dozens of ateliers across France. These master artisans are responsible for such delights as The Kelly handbag, each one of them requiring up to 20 hours to complete. Et voila, a beautiful new Hermès shop has opened in Aspen, delivering all their smooth, silky, and in some cases, shiny things to our skiing doorstep. The store itself is a work of art. Among original works from the Émile Hermès collection, there are several floors dotted with silk collections, fashion accessories, perfumes and beauty, leather goods, shoes, and equestrian collections.