Forgot to mention this ... So I went to Hermes not long ago and while waiting, a brand new Birkin was brought out from the back. The bag was to be put on the shelf. My SA said I should get it, but I declined since it wasn't my leather, color, or size. After that, this chic Japanese lady asked to see it. She played around with it for a while and left the store with the bag. The bag NEVER even made it to the shelf!