Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone! I registered here, but have been a lurker for a little while now! It is so nice to have somewhere to turn go to learn about our favorite obsession!! You ladies are quite informative and I can't wait until I can share more as well! I am a soon to be owner of a Black Togo 35 cm w/ Palladium Birkin. I've been offered some others, but after debating (instant gratification, or hold out) I decided to place a special order. I see some of you have been interested to know what are in stores and what I've been offered, etc. Just Friday (in NY) I was offered Birkins in either Eggplant (SA said Deep Purple) or White or a Gold Kelly. The SA was whispering this to me, and bc I was not interested in those, I didn't ask to see them. Now, I am, of course, regretting that! Also I had been offered a JPG in Black with Gold HW and a Black Togo 30 cm w/ Palladium HW. I hate having to wait, and almost scooped up the 30, but I thought I should wait for my ideal for my first. (I did read some complaints that a 35 cm with togo will be heavy, but still decided I like to carry my life around with me - no pain no gain!) I've debated b/w the Blue Indigo, Chocolate and Gold, but finally decided on Black. I hope I am not dissappointed! I love all the colors, but was trying to be practical especially as it's my first. I don't even have it yet and I'm obsessed, so I am sure I will be placing another order sometime in the future! My question is, should I have ordered a Birkin with Guilloche hardware? And since I'm ordering it and can have any specifics, perhaps I should have something unique about it? I have never seen Guilloche HW in person, is it stunning? Do you all have any other suggestions for personalizing it in some way? Or maybe I should stick with classic all the way? I'm not even sure that I could change the order, but i thought I would ask anyway! I look forward to sharing more!