5 Tips On How To Successfully Buy Your First Hermes Bag In Store
Read On To Discover How You Can Score The World's Most-Wanted Handbags
If there is one fashion investment you should make in your life, it’s a Hermès bag. As expensive as they are, the brand’s luxury leather goods can not be beaten on style, quality and craftsmanship. In fact, a Hermès a bag is just about the smartest fashion investment you make, with the brand’s most famous styles increasing in price year-on-year. Even with their jaw-dropping price tags, Hermès bags remain some of the most difficult items to get your hands on because of overwhelming demand. However, if you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge, there are a few tips and tricks you can copy that will help you get ahead on the waiting list.
(1) Memorize the name of your target handbag style and color
A common mistake that Hermès shoppers often make, is to whip out a photo of the bag they’re looking for when in a Hermès store. Though this may seem harmless, this can actually hurt your chance of getting on a bag waiting list. Essentially, shop workers know that dedicated Hermès shoppers know each style’s name, colour and size off by heart and are more likely to show these bags to the customers who can prove they know they’re stuff. Before you go stepping inside a Hermès store, just make sure you know the name of the bag you’re looking for, the size you want it in and the colour all off by heart.
(2) Try to make an appointment with the salesperson
Though not all Hermès stores require you to make an appointment before you go in, doing so, will greatly increase your chances of being shown the newest styles and being placed further up on the waiting list. By making an appointment, you’ll be showing the salesperson that you mean business when it comes to buying and aren’t just there to windowshop and waste their time.
Another top tip is to get friendly with a salesperson, which is easier said than done - we know. However, an in-person appointment will at least guarantee that you’ll get some face-to-face contact time with a representative and in turn, hopefully bolster your chances of buying.
(3) Don’t make it look like a handbag is all you care about.
Even if your goal is to just buy a handbag, when you have an appointment the salesperson is more than likely to ask if you would like to view products from other ranges. When they ask this, make sure you answer yes - it’s all about getting on their good side.
Once you’ve answered yes, even if you’re running short of time mention that you would like to view some of the brand’s other accessories such as scarves of jewelry.
However, if you really are pushed and need to answer no, simply make sure you reply in a friendly tone so that you leave a good impression.
(4) You cannot only buy a handbag at the airport store
Although travelling abroad to buy a handbag does sound a bit extra - let us remind you that this is Hermès that we are talking about. In fact, make sure to keep a lookout for an airport Hermès shop on your travels, as you’ll be able to receive some money off your purchase. A tax refund at a Hermès airport store is currently around 10%! Though it’s unlikely to find the brand’s most popular styles there, such as the Kelly or Birkin, I can personally vouch that I found the Picotin 18, with a special design on the handle, for about $19,700 - so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye out.
(5) Consider to purchase a second-hand Hermes bag
So there you have it! Our top tips and first-hand intel on how to successfully purchase your first Hermès bag. Armed with this knowledge, we hope your shopping experience is plain sailing and just remember - the wait will be very much worth it .