Hi everybody, delurk here. TPF is frightfully addictive! And I love the Hermes threads. I bought my first Birkin back in June - it came to me rather unexpectedly. I went with a friend living in France to the main shop in Paris - my friend is a VIP with a regular SA. She bought two bags, a JPG Birkin and a Victoria. She showed my friend the list of bags that came in that day and I, looking over her shoulder, said, "oh, there's a 30cm Birkin!" The SA turned to me and asked, "would you like to try it?" I said yes, just intending to look. But it was gorgeous - Havanne in Swift with Palladium hardware. So of course I bought it. I go to Paris once a year but I live in Hong Kong. I went to one of the HK shops on Saturday, hoping to buy something for my birthday (next week!). The SA was rather unfriendly at first but when I showed some knowledge (thanks to you ladies!) she became friendlier and asked me what I wanted. I asked for a Kelly in either black or rouge. She said she'd call. Anyway, it's not easy to cultivate a relationship with a SA in HK - there are so many wealthy ladies who can buy a lot more. Should I try to work with a SA here or go back to Paris and buy from that lovely SA who sold me my Birkin? It's going to take ages before the SA here offers me a Birkin. And I'd like to thank the SA in Paris by buying more bags there. But I'd probably be able to get more bags here - rather than one (or two) I can get on each visit to Paris. What to do? Any other HK ladies with insight?