I know this has been discussed in various other threads, but I hope to consolidate some specific information, since there seems to be quite a number of ladies from Singapore on this forum. I used to live in London but am now in Singapore. I find myself hitting a brick wall when trying to get a Birkin from the 2 Hermes shops in Singapore. In the end, I bought 3 from various resellers, not so much that I am unwilling to wait, but the option of ordering is completely closed to me. It is definitely also not a question of cost, since resellers charge a hefty premium. It is just that for once, I would like to enjoy the experience of buying from an Hermes shop, rather than receiving the bag from FedEx! I am primarily interested in Birkins (in slouchy leather) and also the Trim – I prefer more casual-looking bags, so I am not interested in the Kelly. Nor do I like scarves or any wallets other than bill-folds – and those without any adornment. Therefore, I am finding it very difficult to build up any type of relationship with a SA, simply because the rest of the items do not appeal to me. I see that some tPFers seem to be able to place orders, although the waitlist, I am told, is closed indefinitely. Is this because of prior relationships with the Hermes shops? Or is the waitlist closed only for SO and not PO? Would it help my chances if I took my reseller Birkins into the Hermes shop?