I called a(n) Hermes store just today. I kindly told the SA what I was looking for.... a 35 cm Birkin for my wife and she told me to hold and then came back to the phone saying that they have one Blue Jean Birkin in a 30 cm with no one's name on it. First reaction? I was shock that it was available and being offered to me via the phone...second...still shocked as I do not know what to do. My wife really wants a 35 cm but if I do not take this 30 cm now...I may never have another chance...the SA was the kindest person ever. She wasn't pushy at all and really even helped me make my mind up by telling me that "your wife must be happy with the Hermes bag you'll give her because the price is not something that one should be settle for anything short of the first choice...now, how nice is this SA? And I agreed...only to keep my fingers cross that some phone calls may some how land me one for my wife! Before she's 50!!!! This just put a smile on my face the whole day as I know that there is hope of landing one but most of all, the are some really nice SA at Hermes Stores. Any my quest for a 35 cm goes on!