I'm going to Paris next week and will be there for about a week. I'm planning of course to visit the mothership, but I need a strategy for returning with a black 30cm Birkin (I am not picky about the leather or the hardware; I just want the bag!). Does anyone have any experience? Do I dress nicely and go every day, hoping that someone will decide that I am the one they want to take the bag out for? Or is it totally random, I'll either be lucky or not? (My boss and his wife, who are good customers, went last summer, and the manager of our store here wasn't even able to arrange a personal shopper for the day they wanted to go; she said they would just have to deal with the fact that the vendeuses don't cross sell, and that they would have to go from scarves to ties to small leather goods and deal with the individual sales people!) I don't want to come home empty-handed; I need your help with coming up with a strategy!!!