Hi! What a great site! Like minded women who loooove handbags! I only registered yesterday but it's great to be here! I am just so excited as my gorgeous husband phoned Hermes New Bond Street, London, yesterday to enquire about making a purchase for me of either a Birkin or a Kelly. After a really informative and friendly conversation with one of their staff we have an appointment to view their selection of leather samples, etc and have been advised of the next date a slot may become available for the store to be able to submit our purchase. So, girls help me out here in this absolutely delicious dilemma - do I go for a Birkin first or a Kelly? I love both the styles and this is going to be a really tough decision. I'm very much into the lady-like chic look if that helps? I was thinking of either a black kelly or a tan/gold birkin both with palladium hardware - that way they are eternally classic and go with everything! It will probably be a 2 year wait between the purchase of the two so I want to get it right. Help!