It is quite uncommon to find a Hermes boutique in a Neiman Marcus. At my NM you are lucky if you find scarves or a twilly near accessories.
I feel a 45 minute trip to an actual boutique may be well worth it for a fun adventure. I am sure you will find more merchandise to look at compared to a NM. You may also make a wonderful connection with a kind SA that would truly help you out when you are looking for things. It can't hurt. You should take the drive at least one time.
My local Neiman Marcus only carries the scarves and scarf rings, but then Hermes is literally right next door to them in the mall so that would make sense. Depending on the size of your Hermes branch, it would probably be worth the drive.
The funny thing is that the Hermes store will reserve the best scarves for their biggest customers, and they'll never see the display case, but I can find the odd treasure at Neiman Marcus.
My NM only has scarves, and only a few of them. And they're old--they get new stuff about two years after Hermes does, LOL! For me, it's worth the shlep to visit both the BIG Hermes and the smaller but friendlier Hermes in the big city.
Interesting ladies! My NM has a complete seperate Hermes store/boutique. Men and women, shoes, ties, scarves, jewelry, bags, clothing, even riding attire (God, the saddles!) Even fragrance that the fragrance counter doesn't carry. Lovely SA's.
I am heading to the Hermes boutique on Sunday w/DH. I want to see just what I'm missing, lol.
Thanks for the info. I will make sure to call before heading down there. I just assumed they would be open (everyone seems to be). With the holidays, they just might be. The head-up on returns is wonderful too. Though I rarely return something, you just never know. Thank you both again!