Went into the local H for the first time today and I witnessed a birkin purchase!!! I wasn't even buying the birkin but I definitely felt the excitement !! The whole store was so quiet and in anticipation when the woman was trying on the birkin.... The lucky lady got herself a 30cm vermillion birkin . Not sure what leather it was as I didn't go close to examine it. Other people in the store were totally eyeing the birkin too. As soon as she put it down (to go look at other stuff), 3 other ladies went up to the SA to try to buy it! But he told them that the first lady already decided she was going to take it home. It was such a beautiful birkin ...I am so happy that I actually got to see a birkin at the store (my first time in the store!) as I have heard that it is so rare to see one on the shelf. This just gives me hope that one day when I am ready, I might be a lucky lady as well !