As a few of you know, I'm a Hermes newbie. I'm in that phase where I'm spending hours a day reading threads, thinking of new color/leather/hardware combos for my very first Hermes bag (birkin or kelly?). A person can only do so much reading before venturing out to the boutique. DH and I are going to Hermes SF this weekend to check out the colors/leathers firsthand, and more importantly begin that special relationship with an SA. I bought a scarf there a couple of months ago, but I'm not sure the SA will recognize me. Any advice, standards of conduct, things that are NO-NOs, what to do, what not to do with forming this relationship? Do I always have to buy something each time I visit? Can I ask him if there are birkins/kellys to view? Can I ask to see the leatherbook? Can I ask him if it's possible to "request" a bag (SO)? Can I ask him "What's the best way to get a bag?"