I Can’t Wait!

Tom Petty was right —the waiting is the hardest part. And it doesn’t matter where you stand in the New York food chain if you’re coveting any of the items listed below. You’ll have to stand in line just like everybody else.

Michael Kors women’s leather snap-front jacket with cashmere sleeves ($3,295); 23 on list.

New-client appointment with Kenneth Salon creative director Kevin Lee—six weeks.

Royal Salute 50-year-old blended scotch whiskey (available in December; $10,000 a bottle). Only ten bottles will be available in the U.S., three in New York. Five people are on the list at Park Avenue Liquors.

Kiehl’s not-yet-on-the-market anti-aging Abyssine Cream—New York list has 125 people ($38).

Flying Pig or Digging Dog cast-iron yard ornaments from Restoration Hardware—eight-week wait; more than 40 people are on the list for each ($39).

The Jimmy Choo Tulita Flap Hobo bag in pink ($980); 200 people are waiting.

Hermès Birkin ($6,300) or Kelly ($5,500) bag—two-year wait; list is rumored to be closed to new orders.

Apple’s new fifteen-inch G4 PowerBook—two-day wait at Apple’s Soho store (prices start at $1,999). But my novel can’t wait!

I Can’t Wait!