Concession H Stores

babyhart

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Jun 19, 2006
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Hey I have a question... when i was at the h boutique earlier this week, i overheard a SA tell a customer that her store credit could be used at Hermes boutiques worldwide, except for Manhasset and Greenwich boutiques, b/c the latter two are concessions. As soon as he was done with the customer, i asked him what he meant my concession stores, and he said that they weren't owned by Hermes, they are privately owned. He didn't elaborate... but I still don't understand how they are privately owned.

Is concession a fancy way of saying franchise? Who owns those stores? I'm curious b/c the Manhasset one is the closest one to me, and i read past threads saying that the Manhasset boutique's computers are independent of H worldwide records.
 

HiHeels

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Apr 8, 2006
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i've read that too, that those stores are separate, so i guess it's true, and it sure sounds like a franchise in some form or other.
 

WingNut

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Jun 7, 2006
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Behind the wheel....
Hey I have a question... when i was at the h boutique earlier this week, i overheard a SA tell a customer that her store credit could be used at Hermes boutiques worldwide, except for Manhasset and Greenwich boutiques, b/c the latter two are concessions. As soon as he was done with the customer, i asked him what he meant my concession stores, and he said that they weren't owned by Hermes, they are privately owned. He didn't elaborate... but I still don't understand how they are privately owned.

Is concession a fancy way of saying franchise? Who owns those stores? I'm curious b/c the Manhasset one is the closest one to me, and i read past threads saying that the Manhasset boutique's computers are independent of H worldwide records.
babyhart - by Greenwich do you mean the one inside another larger store, such as "Richards"? There is also one inside Mitchells in Westport, CT, and while they seem to have a decent collection I don't think they are able to order, and they get far fewer bags than a stand-alone store.
 

ilovechoo

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Sep 29, 2006
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interesting...
I was wondering too- what about H boutiques inside Neiman's? I was at the one in DC the other day, but there's no mention of it on the H website. They do carry bags and such though... is this a concession? Oe some weird NM thing? I found it interesting that it wasn't on the H site, and it makes me wonder if I can find H closer to home than I thought I could.
 

avandome

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May 31, 2006
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I think all the stores, regardless of size have to conform to the "Hermes Interior Look", the customer is not supposed to feel or see any difference...like with McD's...or Burger King...:P they all have that "certain" look!:yes: