Most of you may already know that Kuwait is finally getting a Hermes store at Al Hamra Mall inside Al Hamra Towers just before Christmas 2011. Kuwait is a little late as Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE already opened their Hermes boutique. Of course this doesn't surprise me when you have several bankrupt restaurant chains, D-list celebrity jewelry collections and other not so cutting edge or A-list brands being brought to Kuwait like it's currently what's hot. I don't understand that concept but apparently they must do well here. The good news is that there are still trendy restaurants (owned by locals), International brand stores and local shops opeing up as well. Some people here actually know what they are doing and they do it well.
Anyway, my friends and I are a little excited about Hermes opening in December and apparently there is no longer a Birkin bag waiting list. See article here: (Huffington Post). I read you can just walk in a Hermes store and buy one if they have them in stock. (I would have to rob a bank first so no thanks ;P) I still seriously doubt my Kuwaiti Santa Claus has any chance to score me one for Christmas unless he travels abroad or camps outside their door. Let's just wait and see shall we? ;) Don't hold your breath, teeheehee! I'm more excited about our New Year's Eve trip abraod. I can't wait! I can't wait! I can't wait!
NY Magazine's article on lack of waiting list
Photo credit: Hermes (top of post) and Just landed (above)