I went in the Hermes store here the other day in search of a cute tie for DH. There was a snazzy looking Birkin in the store (under lock and key) made of shiny black croc. I had to ask the price as my SA was checking me out--$128,000. Apparently the hardware was also gold, encrusted with diamonds, which I hadn't noticed before. What does one even do with such a bag??