Posted By Fendi84NJ
Posted Mar 23, 2008
^^^ Good for you! These stores won't learn how if no one tells them their service is lacking
That's great that you lodged a complaint!
I'm wondering if maybe the fellow at the door was just there for security and was not an SA. The H on Madison in NYC has someone like that. When I was there it was a woman and she pretty much was just watching to make sure there were no problems, etc. She was clearly not an SA.
Bravo! The Palm Beach store can be a bit much IMO.
I have several wonderful SAs & SM at my store but there is one SA who still is less than friendly not snooty just comes across as not caring. I've spent lots of money there so I just ignore her generally. She obviously sells to others because I learned that she is going to Las Vegas as are any SAs who sell somewhere over a million in the US.
My suggestion is hold your head high and pick the Hermes salesperson most deserving of yourattention and money!
Bravo! The Palm Beach store can be a bit much IMO.
I have several wonderful SAs & SM at my store but there is one SA who still is less than friendly not snooty just comes across as not caring. I've spent lots of money there so who know what her reasons are. I just ignore her generally. She obviously sells to others because I learned that she is going to Las Vegas as are any SAs who sell somewhere over a million in the US.
My suggestion is hold your head high and pick the Hermes salesperson most deserving of your attention and money!
Oh and P.S. always be friendly to the security guard!
Nope. I had a conversation about Herbags with him. He seemed to know what he was talking about. Never got up.
Well I had such a great time yesterday with my SA, don't know her all that well and even turned down a Birkin but she showed me soo much in 1 hour, I think I know the store inventory! On the other hand the other SAs there were horrid, even to my SA! So it really depends on the person. After my playtime at Hermes, I got my china AND 4 Hermessence samples, the scarf knotting cards, the scarf booklet and the Le Monde magazine. WOW!
If you're ever in Glasgow, Scotland - most of the SAs are really lovely. The is a French lady there at the moment who is wonderful - really helpful. Chrisopher is nice as well.
The last time I was in there though there was an older lady with short hair that did the "look you up and down" thing that I absolutely hate (she looked like one of the more senior staff as well).
It really shouldn't matter whether you are dressed from head to toe in Chanel or jeans and trainers from Gap.
I think it's completely hit-or-miss, depends on the day, the SA, the weather, what I'm wearing, what I'm feeling, how high I'm holding myself
I've been into H stores from NYC to Florence, and in some instances, the SAs have been overly helpful, even obnoxious (NYC Madison, Bal Harbor), to entirely removed and unresponsive (London Sloane Street, NYC Wall Street), and somewhere in between (Bordeaux, London Bond St.). And, I have never purchased anything at Hermes, so that can be a reference point as well...
I think that if you know what you're looking for or what you're looking at (names of leathers, colors, bags, etc.) that seems to help with warming the cold heart that can be an H SA, and also just ignoring their snottiness when it comes out
Overall, I would say not any different from other brands and stores. I get terrible service at Louis Vuitton stores sometimes, even when I have purchased things there before, and am wearing multiple visible LV items...(so random and bizarre if you ask me).
I get better service in Dubai than I do in Sydney. Sydney is a 'hit or miss' but usually it's not bad.
i've only been to the south coast plaza hermès
2 out of the 3 Sas i have interacted with were very very nice and "chill"
im 17 . so that must mean something. they showed me all the choice i could possibly like. very light in approach and took their time - but not too long.
the only one i had "weird feelings" from was this one european heavy accent woman
who was inviting and asking me if i had question but had that impression that she doesn't really want to deal with you.
but right away i asked for a large bottle of the kelly calèche (i shouldn't assume but)
she almost was shocked that i was actually going to buy SOMEthing....
once i called the Las Vegas boutique to ask for availability of their Clarisse.
you man in his mid 20s similar to the scotland person calling king of prussia - very informative, nice, and respectful.
don't be afraid, its only a test the SAs are required to give quesitonable customers. hahahaha
there is no law against looking around!!
I've been in two H stores so far, one is San Francisco and other one I'm going often is KOP. Always a pleasure.
i had gone to the hermes store on bond street. the staff was terrible. extremely in attentive and when someone did attend to me i bought a belt and she was a bit surprised but a couple of other european sas totally snubbed me. and i thought i was pretty well dressed- carried a chanel bag and chanel flats.
and i think skin colour matters. Since i was an indian they would have bracketed me into a total waste of time tourist. dont know just guessing but i felt terrible at the isr service inspite of buying something they snubbed me. anyways sorry for the rant .