This is what I know about the Birkin: 1. That it may be the best bag purchase because it implies the greatest status. 2. It is timeless. 3. It is very very expensive. It costs $5,000 for leather and if you want crocodile, that'll set you back about $19K. 4. It is hard to get a hold of, waitlists etc. If you want to buy an Hermes Kelly back you will have to join a waiting list for up to a year. 5. All the "it" people have one or more. 6. Hermes is reputed for naming their Kelly Bag after Grace Kelly. The bigger version is called the Birkin. Am I right? Is it really timeless? Does anyone know how expensive the least pricey Birkin is? How long is the waitlist? Is it more worthwhile to save your money towards one birkin than spend money on fads that pass through the years? Any information appreciated.