It signifies a bag made by a craftsman for his own personal use. Each craftsman is allowed to make a bag for himself or friends/family each year. So, it can be placed on any bag. There has been lingering debate as to whether or not a shooting star bag can be refurbished by Hermes. In the past, they were not allowed to be refurbished by the store as it was reasoned that the craftsman can refurbish the bag by themself. However, some members have been told otherwise, that it can be refurbished as Hermes has realized that people cannot be expected to own the bags forever, and some craftsmen have donated these bags to charity. So, that said, should you decide to purchase a shooting star bag, be prepared to be told that it may not be worked upon. Years ago, a craftsman got sacked because one of his bags was taken in for refurbishment by a customer.