Strange question... so I was traveling for work and made it into the Toronto H store as part of our tPF GTG, and there was a nice selection of bags!! Loved trying on the sizes! Anyway, after chatting for a bit, the SA showed me the swatch book and was willing to do a SO for me I'm confused though. So she said their quota for SO's is filled until the spring, but that she could get me a bag in 6 months-2 years... good huh?? And she was willing to let me SO an exotic! But then when I asked for a 30cm black Birkin in togo/chevre with PH, but with pink stiching and pink piping, she talked with her manager and said they weren't sure if they could do that, and if they could, it would be around 5 years... She said a SO exotic would take be shorter. But she put my name in a book, and said I can call in to change my order if I want. Couple of questions from that: 1. Why is that? I thought SO's were really special orders so you could truly customize your bag? 2. I've always wanted an exotic, and if it's a couple of years anyway, should I just switch the order to a miel or black glazed Croc? Would that be "easier" to get than a contrast stitching/piping? 3. If I don't change it, how likely is one to find a Croc off the shelf?