Hello all! I'm a new member and have been taking in a wealth of information these last few days regarding Hermes. Your posts have been so helpful and fun to read--thank you! Although I own several Hermes scarves, I have not yet made a bag purchase. I am focused on acquiring a black box Kelly bag as my first but, I must say, after reading pages upon pages of the H forum, I'm finding the prospect of even entering my nearby store (NYC) somewhat daunting. All of my other purchases have been through the website. I'll be crushed if I'm shunned by an SA at this point (I've read of these encounters) and, if not, am wondering how likely it is that the bag would be waitlisted/not available for awhile. I've got the H fever baddddd. Any suggestions you can offer to make me feel less angst about getting over to the NY store would be greatly appreciated. I've got a birthday coming up and this would be the perfect gift for myself. I've waited way too long for this bag.