I relatively new for Hermes, but I do really like H bag. Since it's expensive bag , my mom said she will only give me "one" (of cause, Birkin) for my Ph.D graduation. The thing is... I know that there're many threads that mentioned about having good relationship with SA first, but my concern is I live in a middle of nowhere...no luxury shop...no H store around, the nearest one is 4 hours driving. I think I can't just go there..talking..then leave which takes totally 8 hours driving each time. Would it be possible if I just call and ask whether the store has Birkin or not...or sth like that? Do I really need..need to go there? Are there any chances to get one? Ps. I would like to have my first H bag from the H store, not from the consignment shop... Please help!