Friday, October 6, 2023

My first Hermes bag directly from the boutique

As mentioned in my previous post, I was able to purchase an Hermès Evelyne directly from the boutique. I still couldn't believe it. I always asked for this bag whenever I had a chance to visit a boutique. I stopped by 3 Hermès boutiques in Japan and got turned down every time. This time, the expectation was very low. During our stay in FL, hubby offered to take me to Miami for a day of shopping. Bless his heart =) I wasn't sure at first because truthfully, there isn’t anything on my list that I am dying to get. This bag was the only thing and I knew the chance of getting it in Miami was next to impossible. The drive was 3.5 hours from our condo. He talked me into it. We started driving around 6:00 in the morning. Got to Aventura Mall right at 10:00 a.m. Guess what? They closed that day for inventory lol Just my luck. While we were there, I decided to stop by a Cartier boutique to check out some of their watches. I was thinking about a Tank watch. Long story short, I wasn't impressed. For the high price tag, it looks and feels very underwhelming. Glad I got to see it in person. Took it off my wishlist =) Outfit details: I love this dress so much | Straw visor

My husband asked if there is another Hermès boutique nearby. After looking for a few minutes, I told him there is one in Naples and it's on our way back. He said "Let's stop by". I said "No, that's fine". Pretty sure the answer will be the same. He insisted to stop by. The Naples store is relatively new. The interior is beautifully designed. We walked in, looked around for 5 minutes, no one acknowledged us. To be honest, I felt a little intimidated. I told my husband "Let's just go". He said "Let's wait until we talk to someone". About 15 minutes later, a sales associate came over and asked us what we were here for. I told her that I was looking for an Evelyne TPM in any neutral colors. She asked "Do you have a purchase history"? I said "No, I do not". She then handed me an iPad and said "Why don't you fill out your information and I'll see what we have. What?? The conversation went further than I expected but my hopes remained low. While filling out the information, she came out with a freaking orange box in her hands!!! I squealed without knowing what was inside the box. She opened the box and here is the Evelyne TPM in the exact color that I wanted. It's the Hermès Taurillon Clemence Amazone Evelyne TPM in Etoupe and Bleu Indigo to be exact. My husband whispered "Are they going to sell it to you?" lol "I told him, yes, if the SA brings out something then more than likely, they will sell it to you".

I love everything about this bag, the size, the color, the functionally of it. Even though it is not a quota bag, it's just as hard to get as the Birkin/Kelly. I also purchased this beautiful scarf. Yes, it's possible to score an Hermès bag without a purchase history.

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