<Sigh> I went shopping today in Charlotte at the mall where the new Hermes will be. Of course I had to take a peek down there and they already have the orange framing set up...I got so excited just looking at it. So then I went into LV and browsed. Of course I was carrying my birkin. While I was sitting down looking at the shoes, this young lady came over to me and said, " I really like your bag. Is it Kate Spade? Its really hot!" I think I physically recoiled for a nanosecond. But I recovered, smiled graviously, and responded that it was not in fact Kate Spade, but Hermes. Later, at Bob Ellis the SA (standing in a store with Gucci, Prada, YSL, and Bottega bags) asked what kind of bag I was carrying. I guess I naively thought that a SA working in a store carrying high end bags would recognize Hermes bags...especially the oft photographed birkin. But back to the original issue...that of Kate Spade...I think my birkin had a heart attack. This is the SECOND time someone has asked if my birkin is a Kate Spade. I'm trying to figure out why someone would even make that connection.