Birkin waiting list closed until March

  1. Hi all,
    I have joined this forum to seek advice on the best way to purchase a new Hermes Birkin in the UK. Having finally decided to bite the bullet, blow my savings and buy one, I was really disappointed to be told yesterday by Hermes HO in the UK that they have reached their full allocation, and I cannot even join a waiting list until March 2011 at the earliest. :crybaby:This was over the phone. I intend visiting both the Bond St and Sloane St stores this weekend (I don't live in London) and would be grateful for any suggestions on how to speed up the purchase, and to know if this has happened to anyone else.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Welcome Geri - there's lots of great information here and it is a really fun place to be. Make yourself a cup of coffee... grab a huge piece of cake and try reading all the threads in our reading room just for this purpose;
    http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes-shopping/newbies-how-do-i-get-birkin-other-bag-505926.html
    It's worth noting that the process is different in London to the rest of the world, though the reading room threads above are still very useful, you will also need to read here;
    http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes-shopping/getting-on-the-list-in-london-experts-needed-348885.html?highlight=london
    Don't discount a quick (or even a long!) trip to Paris. The inventory there is not as good as it once was but it's still better than London if you don't have a prior relationship with the store.

    Best of luck :smile:
     
  3. There's some really helpful information here and I feel much better informed for visiting the Hermes shops this weekend
     
  4. Wow, it's nice to know that the London waitlist will be open in March. Do you have to have a relationship with an SA to get on that waitlist. I am in the US. Does anyone know if you can get on the waitlist for a birkin here. Thanks in advance!