many people say that the love of hermes develops over time since it is more a mature brand and of course you also need to be able to afford it. im curious. how old is everyone here and what do you do for a living? and how old were you when you first acquired your first birkin or kelly bag?..whether a gift or your own purchase. me- im 29. married and a marketing manager. i knew about the ultimate satisfaction of a "birkin" bag in my early 20's but not until now have i been on a mission to purchase one from an hermes store as my personal reward for my upcoming 30th birthday next year. how about you??