im an aspiring birkin bag owner and have been viewing hermes blogs for inspiration...i enjoy everyone's stories! thanks for sharing.. anyways, just wanted to post this and ask if anyone was going? What: Hermes Sample Sale Why: Prepare to wait in line for ready-to-wear merch and accessories for men and women. When: Aug. 23-26. Wed., 2-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 4th flr. (212-759-7585).