okay..so we all love Hermes. but lets talk about You B.H (before Hermes) what was it like? What else did you buy? and tell me about your transformation. Was it curiosity walking into the store, etc. Tell stories when Hermes first popped. My Story: Balenciaga several years ago...and that lead to several other bags....YSL bags, Fendi bags, Chloe bags, etc etc etc. My friend kept saying hey you should get a birkin seriously. The quality, etc. She lives in Chicago...and I never got to see her birkin or her kelly. She would send me pics...but I just didn't 100% get it. Her talking about it to me....started getting me thinking a little. I started looking at pics on eBay, etc. I never really understood how you carried it, etc because alot of times when celebs carry birkins they just look like a mess, etc. I just decided to get the courage up and go into the store and talk to the SA I had talked on the phone to. She was so nice. We went over things and I left with a few raisin things...that was my decided bag. I took a trip to NYC after that and went shopping. My husband's friend tagged along with me...and we went into Hermes. They had a dark green HAC 32 in the store. I got to see it, etc but he made a fuss of the price....and I was not ready to just do it. I started telling myself no, I just can't spend the money. A few weeks after that I got a call about a chartreuse birkin...but I didn't let myself go into the store because I knew it was not what I wanted...and I didn't want to be tempted. then...the call. a client...that ordered my raisin had moved out of the country. She wanted the bag but it could not be shipped. so it was my turn. I went in...thinking I just want to see it...to see what the fuss is about. she pulled the bag out...and as the bag was just showing a little skin...basically topless not totally exposed...I said I WILL TAKE IT! it was beautiful. I got it in that second...and I fell in love and fell hard. I sold all my other bags I had collected...and I have had the fever ever since. and you?