It's been said that it's next to impossible to walk into an H. store and find a Birkin just sitting out on display, especially one in your size, color, leather and hardware. Well, not so if you read the Inventory thread!! I am forever grateful to the Inventory thread, especially audreyhepburn, as Wednesday, late afternoon she posted there was Birkin on display at Wall Street. I did not see her post until late that night. I couldn't believe it. Could this really be my bag? Color? check. Leather? check. Size? check? Hardware? check. It was my bag. OMG! Breathe. I had to get down there in the morning. Breathe. Was the bag still there? Breathe. Read the rest of the thread. Breathe. Figure out if another tPFr has already purchased it. Breathe. Call the store, find out what time they open. (They used to open at 8:30, but now 10am.) Did I have anything that *had to* been done at work first thing in the AM? No. Good. Breathe. OK, I was going to Wall Street and was going to be at the door when they opened. Worst-case the bag would be gone but there was another on display and I would get to try it on for size. (There were none for me to try on in Paris, I'll get to my visit to FSH later. ) I was so excited in the morning, and a little nervous as well. Would I get there on time? Would anyone else have the same idea I did? Off I went. I got to the store before they opened. When they opened the doors, I walked in, said hello and then peeked around the shelf that holds the bags. OMG! OMG! OMG! There she was on the top shelf, just sitting there. *My bag* It wasn't a minute and she was mine. I can't even describe the feeling, it was THAT exciting. And even more so because I got the bag as a direct result of audreyhepburn and the Inventory thread. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (and thanks to the entire tPF H. community, as I have learned so much about colors, leathers, hardware, etc. because of everyone's generous postings here.) So the moral of the story is, you really can find *your* Birkin just sitting on the shelf, just make sure to read the Inventory thread!