I am very good friends with a SA from the LV store in vienna and we had a discussion yesterday about why the birkins are what they are: expensive, hard to come by and absolutely seen as the number 1 to own. first, let me explain my "history" with birkins: bought my first birkin, black togo 40 with gold hardware and loved it to death. then, end of march I got the offer to buy the ostrich 40 and so I did......I regrettet it just 2 weeks later and sold it to a friend. so, now I am looking at all your great great bags(not just hermes but everything else too) and was wondering if the birkin is overrated? I mean, honestly, lately I would die to get a kelly 35 or 38 in tricolor(black/grey/white) and would take that even if the sa would offer me a croc birkin, which by all means USED to be my dream bag. Also, in my opinion it is sooo sad for the brand hermes that only the birkins and kellys are soooo thought after(I am not talking about us hermes junkies here, but the clientel in general). Btw I own my black birkin now, 2 evelyns GM and a bolide 40(or maybe 38-dont know as I got it from my mum) and have to admit that I am liking kellys and bolides more than the birkin lately.and finally I just CANT see birkins anymore!I am not talking about in real life, but rather in the vogue, elle etc.... I think I am done with birkins........ anyone else here who thinks that other Hermes bags have more to offer sometimes???