Originally Posted by moddey
my sympathies for the less than intelligent SA experience. It is generally true, however, that placing a special order at Hermes is not as simple as walking in off the street, picking a model/style you like, asking for the leather book and placing an order. It's my impression there are a limited number of special order/bespoke items that can be placed in a given year at the "podium" and not just anyone qualifies to get a slot; these are saved for long term customers. I think you have to establish a relationship with a senior SA over a few years, and then maybe she'll offer you a special order if there's something you want that they can't find for you. At least this was the case with my gf, who was only able to order stuff after buying several purses from the same SA over many years. At the mother ship in Paris it may be different, but I think it is still pretty much true that you can't just walk in off the street and place a bespoke order. I am also not sure how eager they are to accept special orders for small items like a breast wallet.
makes a lot of sense. she didn't want to tell you:
"we only do special orders for ballers. I don't recognize your nondescript wide asian face but perhaps you could leave your name, so I can search for it in my Hermes Baller Database and also cross-check it with RichAZNSwhoarenotfamous.net in case this is your attempt at signing up for entry into HDB. Once I assign a Baller Score to you, then some french person in Paris can decide whether we can do this order for you."