Like many fellow bag lovers on TPF, the number one item on my wish list is the Berkin bag. I've decided I'm going to get it for my upcoming birthday. Now, how to get one is a big mystery to me. I admit I've never inquired about it at a Hermes store (they never have a Birkin on display!) but I've heard all these stories about huge year-long waiting lists for them and even if you manage to get one, you don't get the choose the color. You basically have to take what they've allocated you. Though they look fab in almost all color, if I'm paying that much for one, I want to choose my color, darn it! So here are my questions: 1. How does one get one and is there really a wait list for them? How long does one have to wait? 2. Do you really not get to choose the color? 3. What are the various sizes and the approximate price for each? Would appreciate any photos of you holding the bag so I can see what each size looks like. Thanks all!