So I'm waiting for my flight to Nice today and this tall elegant lady plus her DH queue up in front of me and I got an eyeful of her bag - a gorgeous etoupe JPG Birkin, open and full of stuff. I could see the Hermes mark and through my knowledge gained at this wonderful forum, I knew it was the real deal, I could tell from the stitching. She looked friendly so when we made eye contact I said 'what a gorgeous bag!' Her DH was very pleased - it was a present chosen by him and we all had a few moments of intense Hermes chitchat. It turns out we share the same store and SAs. I wish I had my Kelly with me but I showed her my Massai (tucked away inside my pliage) You don't see ANY H bags where I live so we were both pleased to recognise fellow members of the Hermes appreciation society, she was wearing an Hermes scarf as well, I didn't recognise the pattern, might have caught a glimpse of mosaic pattern but I recognised the hand-stitched hems. She has never heard of tPF!!!! so I hope to have recruited a new member for tPF if she or her DH can remember the name of this website, lol, by the time they get back to the UK. Just thought I'd share this story, it was like meeting a tPFer IRL, and she looked so classy, I was so happy to share a brief encounter and she was very pleased I'm sure (I hope, lol) to have her bag admired.