Hello ladies! I have ventured out of my comfort zone in the Balenciaga and LV forums and have come to drool at your stunning collections. I'm also trying to search for some answers but have come up short- maybe you ladies can help? First- is there anywhere other than the Hermes store to buy Hermes men's ties? They're stunning but maybe they do go on sale somewhere in the world, is Ebay reliable or are ties faked as well? Second- I have been eyeing this auction for a while eBay: HERMES Garden Party Tote Bag TPM - Birkin Alternative! (item 130038948908 end time Oct-29-06 19:39:03 PST) I couldn't see it in the Authenticate This thread so I apologize if I missed it there. Is it real and is it a good deal? I really want it- would you recommend it as an intro to Hermes, so to speak? I saw the "best first bag" thread but I just bought three new Balenciagas and money is tight Thanks so much- your bags are so very droolworthy!!!!