Greetings, I am Jade and an admirer of Hermes, although I do not own any at this time. When I first started visiting this forum, I have to admit, the Birkin was about all I knew about Hermes, however now I think many of their handbags, scarves and jewlery are lovely and equally as desirable as the Birkin. I'm especially admiring the Lindy, but I have some work ahead of me to convince DH that I *need* one . Anyway, I am heading off to China in a couple months for a vacation and I was wondering if any of you have any experience with Hermes boutiques in China. Unfortuately I do not live near a store here in the states so my only opportunity to visit a brick and morters store will be when I travel. Are there customs restrictions to bringing a high cost item like an H handbag back into the US? Are Asian boutiques reliable and do they have English speaking SA's? Thank you so much for your assistance with this. I have enjoyed reading through many H threads on this board in the past couple months and have definately noticed that it's not the destination but the journey that is so enjoyable in the pursuit of H.