Paris trip for Hermes

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Please try to stay on topic. I realise because of the complexity of some of the posts members may veer off but in answer do not 'go there'.

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I will leave this reminder as a sticky because tthis is often a thread that new members (or new Hermès lovers) post on - hopefully temporarily.
 

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I have no personal recent shopping experience ( I last got an item in FSH last spring) but wanted to share my thoughts in regards to supply/demand.

I don’t think that there is less supply but there is still the competition of resellers. However the resellers seemed to have diversified due to closed borders so Hermès is no longer their primary target if social media outlets for foreigners in Paris is anything go by. I’m a long-term resident but a foreigner so I see these posts.

All that being said, I follow a lot of French instagrammers, many my age ( late 20s-early 30s) and demographic( white collar professionnels) . Hermès j’aime mon carré campaign that came out originally about 10 years ago+ subsequent campaigns have paid off. There are many French customers happy to invest in Hermès. Individuals in my entourage have also gotten Hermès pieces in the last year.

In addition, people are still buying given that we can’t go anywhere/do anything ( which is where that money would have gone -experiences/travel). I was lucky to get the scarf that I wanted in the desired colorway at FSH after the first deconfinement. Also with many luxury brands posting price increases, many are trying to get their desired pieces especially now that stores are less crowded.

Good luck to those trying to score their grails in the near future!
 
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Hi all, I’ve been reading through this thread and it seems a lot of people visited the Paris stores and showed the SA their bag wishlist (birkin/kelly) and received a bag offer. I thought it was frowned upon to outright ask for a quota bag? Any insight would be great :smile:.
 
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Hi all, I’ve been reading through this thread and it seems a lot of people visited the Paris stores and showed the SA their bag wishlist (birkin/kelly) and received a bag offer. I thought it was frowned upon to outright ask for a quota bag? Any insight would be great :smile:.
The FSH Paris store is the brand’s overall number one flagship store. It works (nearly) uniquely compared to (nearly) every other Hermes store in the world. This particular store works on a lottery system for “leather department” appointments where customers are primarily in attendance solely to request a coveted bag. While customers can follow the rest-of-the-world model of creating a relationship with an SA through repeated shopping trips and purchases at FSH, it is not at all necessary to do such to be offered a B/K/C at FSH (though it likely would help, especially for subsequent bags). At a FSH leather department appointment, the customer is basically greeted and then asked which bag they are looking for and then the SA will disappear and by magic and luck, or lack thereof, will offer/not offer the customer a bag and then send them on their way (sometimes with an upsell attempt).
 

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I wonder if my SA is on leave. I tried to contact her in September 2020 , I was in Rome at the time visiting family and never got a reply and I have purchased over 10 bags with her since 2014.
 

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That’s incredibly frustrating. So you were there for 7 days and no appointment? Are you seeing a lot of ppl inside Hermes? Is it busy? Is Paris back to being busy with tourists?

7 times declined then I went there to ask them if they could squeeze me in. They said impossible to make more appointment. Sad...
 
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