stores vs. boutiques

  1. Is it just me or does it seem like Neiman Marcus stores carry a lot more variety of Chanel handbags then actual Chanel boutiques. Everytime I go into Neiman Marcus, they have over 30 handbags on display while it seems like boutiques display a lot less. Any opinions?
  2. the stores and boutiques get different things. sometimes the boutique will have something that nm or Saks or whatever doesnt. also, they get different shipments of stuff. it's nice to look around at both to get a good variety. if you're looking for something specific at the boutique, ask them what else they have. there's usually a lot of stuff hidden in the closets.