Ladies, I would be grateful for everybody's always knowledgable Hermes advice and information. What do you think about the linked Birkin? http://nwmall.ocnk.net/product/550 (a) In U.S. dollars, it's around $8650. -- What would the U.S. retail be? (b) It is a 35 cm, brown with pink piping. It says that it has one of the more expensive leathers -- form corner to corner it's "Cardina"(?!) leather. I may not have the name of the leather correct. Any guess? (c) Can anybody guess what the hardware is made from? (d) I have bought a bag from her before and am pretty confident that she wouldn't sell a fake. (On her site, she says that she wouldn't have enough guts selling fakes for her prices). However, if you think otherwise, PLEASE let me know!