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    Ladies,

    My husband and I were in a major city for a few days last week and I gathered the courage to visit the Hermes store. Oh my God. It was the most beautiful sensory experience of my life. Like the Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls to a purse lover, I know you know what I mean.

    They had a Birkin on the floor and I politely asked the salesperson if I could see it. It was a 50 cm, made of nylon microfiber. Too big to carry as a purse but a good example to see what they are really like.

    They had a Kelly in the back that was for a customer, she let me see it but I DID NOT touch it. For one thing it was white leather, another it belongs to someone else and I wouldn't want some dreamer touching my purse if I were buying it.

    Anyway, it was the highlight of my trip. I was focused on being respectful to the store and personnel, which helped a lot.

    Just wanted to share,
    Liz

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    << My husband and I were in a major city for a few days last week and I gathered the courage to visit the Hermes store. Oh my God. It was the most beautiful sensory experience of my life. >>

    Interesting. I have found that very high-end stores are the least sensory (and least pleasant) to shop in. There's very little merchandise displayed and it's mostly inaccessible (behind counters, under glass).

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    Yes, I know what you mean and the Hermes store was like that, too, with things behind glass and such. But there was so much color and everything was so exquisite- it was like looking at something in a museum with no distractions. And they did also show me a scarf when I asked about it. But to just go in and look and touch things like in a regular store would not be possible.

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    What a lovely experience.... I've never been to a Hermes boutique.... I've never seen on IRL.... and I would love to see one up close....

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    It's been so long since I've been in a Hermes museum, err store. I did get a scarf once. All I remember was that it was full of Japanese tourists. What impressed me was the saddle on display. Has anyone heard of these being bought? by some celebrity, etc?

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    I love hermes I would love to get a birkin

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    Default Re: Up close & personal w/Hermes

    Quote Originally Posted by andromeda-rose View Post
    It's been so long since I've been in a Hermes museum, err store. I did get a scarf once. All I remember was that it was full of Japanese tourists. What impressed me was the saddle on display. Has anyone heard of these being bought? by some celebrity, etc?
    There was a saddle displayed in this store. Since the dog leashes were marked at $600 I can only imagine what a saddle would cost. I may be mistaken about this, but I think I remember that Madonna has an Hermes saddle.

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    Where I live H is nto nearly as competitive or exclusive as it imagines to be. Maybe the US is different, but here everyone is so pleasant (except one SA lol) I haven't spent a fortune at H but i am pretty well known there. I walk in whenever i am in town and check out the new stock, and stop for a chat. I plan most visits and have a mental budget, in the case that something does strike my fancy. But it's such a lovely happy experience to go there, and there is no pressure to buy. most things are behind glass but IMO its no different than lv or gucci. You ask to see something and tis brought out to you. Unless you ask the SA to pull out 30 or so different pieces they usually dont mind, after all ti is their job.

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