Step into the Hermès boutique and you immediately sense you are not in just any boutique, but rather one of the most exclusive and luxurious spots in Houston. What began as a French saddle shop in 1837 has become an international ode to fine leather goods, ties, scarves and of course, hand bags, most notably the Birkin and Kelly bags. The Houston store has a new space on Post Oak that showcases the Hermès collection and allows for even easier shopping, which wasn't all that difficult before thanks to the attentive staff headed up by Sissy Davis. And while there aren't any iconic hand-made bags on the premises, they will be more than happy to put you on the equally famous wait list.
Occasionally, the Houston store is given the green light to hold mind-boggling sales, so getting on the Hermès mailing list is a smart move.