You may have a mystery to solve at your house, but no, it is unlikely that a pocket would spontaneously tear itself while sitting undisturbed on a shelf. Yes, if you want it repaired you will have to take it to your boutique. Personally, (and this is just me) I would just stick to the facts when you take the bag in. It will not matter how long you have owned it or how many times you have used it, or whether the bag was on a shelf, locked away or behind bulletproof glass. I’d just let them know you have a torn pocket and you’d like to have it repaired. They will fill out a form and give you an idea of what to expect. You’ll get a quote from Paris, which you may accept, and your bag will come back ready for its next adventure.Hi everyone. I’ve had this B40 for 3 years and only used it a handful of times. I saw her slouching a little today in the closet and pulled it down. Noticed the pocket was torn. Can this spontaneously happen? I haven’t used it for 3 months and it’s locked in my closet behind a case with my 2 other Birkin bags (I have them stuffed with the original paper to save the shape) Ive never dealt with this before so I assume I’m calling the store and driving to Houston to leave her off for repairs?