Hermes apologises to Oprah over shop incident

24th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 24 (AFP) - The luxury goods house Hermes apologised to the American television presenter Oprah Winfrey on Friday after she was barred from entering their Paris store last week because a public relations event was being set up inside.

PARIS, June 24 (AFP) - The luxury goods house Hermes apologised to the American television presenter Oprah Winfrey on Friday after she was barred from entering their Paris store last week because a public relations event was being set up inside.

"On Tuesday June 14, 2005 after the standard 6:30 pm closing hours, Ms Oprah Winfrey and her team were unable to enter the Hermes store ... while a private PR event was being set up inside," according to a statement from Hermes.

"Hermes regrets not having been able to accommodate Ms Winfrey and her team and to provide her with the service and care that Hermes strives to provide to each and every one of its customers worldwide.

"Hermes apologizes for any offence," it said.

Winfrey has some 30 million US viewers for her chat show which is re-broadcast in more than 100 countries. Last week she was described by Forbes magazine as "the most influential personality in the world."

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