I was a Fendi-spy gal, then a Chanel gal, and after stepping into this thread, I think I'll never ever be anything else but a Hermes gal ever again! I love everything I see here. And I envy you ladies with the most beautiful bag in the world! Reading through the reference library, I can see why Birkins are the Rolls Royce/Bentley of handbags. I am DESPERATE to own one. But where I live right now, it is practically impossible to buy one. The waiting lists are closed. For such a price, I don't want to try ebay. I tried consignment stores where I get to at least touch the bag, but with really really good fakes around, I can't tell A kind lady on the forum has been helping me (I'm so eternally grateful!), and I can't be cautious enough. I even called 24 Faubourg, but they won't tell me what they have at the moment so that I can get my brother to pick it up for me. They can't even put one on hold for 5 min while he take a cab down to buy it for me. So please help! If any of you nice ladies out there come across a nice 30cm Birkin, or a 28/32cm Kelly, at a reasonable price, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!