I'm a newbie to tPF but am SOO glad I found this forum! Better late than never. I have been "collecting" various Hermes items from scarves to perfumes to bracelets, and have just recently purchased a blue jean trim bag in epsom. My next purchase for 2007 will be a 30CM birkin. What do you ladies think about finding a birkin from the flagship store in Paris? I have read posts from TammyD and Gina_b, and it seems like if I would to spend about a week in Paris, then finding a birkin from the flagship is almost a guarantee?? Any feedback would be much appreciated.