Maison Hermès is back in New York and ready for business. After eight years of planning, the French luxury label opened its biggest store ever: a 20,250-square-foot luxury boutique at 706 Madison Avenue, five-story airy, upper garden fully equipped terrace and bar. To celebrate, the house has turned an entire four blocks on the Upper East Side into a fascinating street fair, which is incorporated into a piece of ornamentation that is part lavish musical theater, part mural. love letters sent to New York City — and spread out in four different locations. Authorized Hermès Love around the block, an original itinerant musical about a couple who met – where else? – outside the Hermès store. Players (and the entire brass band) lead customers through the new store and out onto the street, past food carts offering New York classics like dim sum, falafel and Junior’s cheesecake , where the party continues one person just blocks downtown inside the house’s former flagship space. Guests including Julius Randle, Chloe Fineman, Rachel Sennott, Chloe Wise and Martha Stewart danced, sipped and breathed in the kaleidoscope space. The new Maison Hermès at 706 Madison may now be one of the largest retail spaces in the country, but its journey remains a very New York story.