This is such a lively forum, I thought I'd post in case this helps someone out there. The SF boutique very recently had a black 40 cm Birkin on display with gold hardware - for sale to whoever showed up. Leather looked like Togo but perhaps a slightly finer grain. The 40 CM is kinda on the big side, but all in all not too bad, so I thought I'd pass along. Unfortunately this was a few days ago so I don't know if they still have it, but you never know.