OK, as a relatively new PF member, I must confess I have fallen into the vortex of the Hermes obsessed. I have read every possible birkin related thread and can think of nothing else! I do not live near a Hermes Boutique. I have visited only two. Madison Ave and St. Barts. No reason to be placed on a waiting list, due to difficulty in picking up bag after the requisite months to years wait! In June, we have planned a family vacation to Italy. We will visit Rome, Venice and Florence. What are my chances of running across a Birkin (30) to my liking ( I love them all) in one of those cities. Also how would customs effect the final price if I do find one? Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated.