I've just heard that the Hermes boutiques in Japan will be accepting orders for the 25cm Birkin, 32cm HAC and 28/32cm Kellys soon. The leather and color choices are very limited, and each boutique will have a limited no. of orders available. The info is just coming in, so I cannot say for certainty that this is going to happen, but apparently in May this year, a limited no. of HAC orders were allowed and placed in Japan. I know the mothership allows orders if you happen to be there at the right time, but I'm curious about whether this kind of thing happens in other countries. Maybe with the increased number of craftsmen, Hermes might allow for more such orders soon.