Just got back from a weekend trip in London and, of course, I visited Hermès. I carried my 27cm royal blue ostrich Bolide and even though it was pissing rain 90% of the time, the bag held quite well. I'm really amazed now with ostrich leather because not a single tiny mark of a raindrop. The shoulder strap on the Bolide also proved very practical after all the London shopping. Anyway, I went to the H shops in Sloane Street and Harrods. I was quite disappointed though with the service at Sloane Street. I think the least they can do is say "hi" and "bye". There were no Birkins on the shelves. There were lots of white and red bags. It was also the first time I've seen a 25cm souple Kelly in real life. It was a black togo with gold hardware. I also asked about the violine color but they didn't have any and the SA couldn't give me a clear answer on the color... so, it's still a mystery. I also fell in love with a small watch (not H) with a shape that looked like the new "Farandole" style. It was white gold with mother-of-pearl face and fuchsia croc straps. So cute!!! I bought a pochette as a birthday present for my friend to put on her new 35cm white clemence Birkin. When we left, the SA didn't even say goodbye. The people at Harrods though were much more friendlier. There were also no Birkins on the shelves but the there was a 25cm raisin souple togo Kelly with palladium hardware. I also found a cute Kelly Cadena sterling silver keychain that I could hang on my Bolide. But the SA couldn't open it so I didn't get it. All in all, no personal H purchases for me except for the pochette for my friend. But my overall London shopping experience was still fun. Bought some clothes, a Dior jacket, and 4 pairs of shoes (2 from Jimmy Choo, 1 Christian Louboutin pumps, and a Dior ballerina).