I just made a phone call to my local Hermes, a male SA pick up the phone. I was chit-chatting about repolishing bags and stuff before I move on to the real reason behind my phone call --- what else BIRKIN! He basically said that I have to purchase a certain amount of goods first. He mentioned a figure and I am skeptical if I have to spend that amount of money first, but I am determined to overcome this. I'm gonna go see when he's on duty perhaps before the end of the week and perhaps just have a talk and buy lil goodies to establish the relationship. He asked for my name, and I told him that I wanna see only him when I come there. I also blatantly told him that the only bags that I basically care about are only birkins and kellys and he understand about this (as most ppl are like this too!). But yeah, Hermes here dont want ppl to make the one time purchase and then run off never coming back. So, instead of after the birkin/kelly, they make it a rule that the purchase for other items (to establish relationship) is a must before the birkin/kelly purchase. Oh, and he also told me that they have some sort of a rank. That is after some level of relationship one would be worth on getting a leather birkin/kelly, then the higher the level one is moving towards ostrich, and then croc! This is only the first step. But good news is he said that chamonix and box calf are still being produce! Yay for me! Also, the demands for box and chamonix is low in my country as ppl prefer togo, chevre or exotics. He further said that a box/chamonix birkin would be easier to get coz of the low demand (crossing fingers that it's true!) Stay tune for the next part. Like I said, I'm determined to get my birkin from the local Hermes. Wish me luck I'll update after my visit to Hermes hopefully (if my schedule permits, before the end of the week)..