So I am another one of those lurker types, trying to learn about Hermes before I go off the deep end. I finally think I have got it down enough to go into the SF Hermes for the first time! I received the most amazing phone call today and I have no bag-obsessed friends with which to share the good news! Many of the threads here got me nervous about finding the right SA. I'm pretty small potatoes, and probably won't ever do enough damage for them to notice me. I already planned out what I'm buying this first trip (all available online), but I wanted to go into a boutique to establish a relationship. Turns out I won't have to!!! My favorite favorite SA from SF Bottega Veneta is switching to Hermes! This is perfect timing, as I already have most of what I want from BV and was ready to move on myself. I can't believe my good luck! Tomorrow I will iron out what I am getting and come back next week with my DH and buy it all from my new Hermes SA. I've been incredibly excited all day and during my 3 hr drive to SF tonight I could hardly sit still. Thanks for listening! Orange boxes next Sat!!