is that the best or worst time to buy an Hermes bag, LOL? This all began with that plume from the scarf book. After learning here, thanks to shopmom's quest, that this bag is pretty much unavailable, I have an SA looking for a plume 28cm for me in a neutral brown (darker than gold, not so dark as chocolate), and while waiting, some doubts have started creeping in--I'm really small and worry it's a little boxy and big on me. And, not least, if I'm going to spend so much ($5500 for plume 28 in Vache liegee!), shouldn't I get something more classic like a kelly . . . So, I start lusting over the kellys I see pictured here (almost never seeing them in real life at SF), and decide I would like the 25cm size. But, I prefer the kelly in sellier, and that really is so much more of a formal look than I would reach for on a normal day, and do I really want my first bag to sit unused most of the time? Hence my thread several days ago about how often people use them as every day bags . . . Then, today, I go into the boutique (wearing Eau des Merveilles--who here said they wear fragrance for good luck? thanks!) and for the first time notice the bolides and fell in love with one. Maybe because of the excellent bolide thread, and maybe because they finally had bolides besides that little pink one which I was never tempted to try on. Cut to the chase--they are holding a bolide for me, a 31cm, in clemence (SA said they don't make them in togo--is this true now?). I'll be going back to see if I like it with a different outfit, and to be sure I don't think it is too big. My exisiting bag (pretty much exactly the same size) looked so pathetic sitting there next to the glorious Hermes leather! So . . . I am feeling like a nut case, trying to decide on my first bag. Tell me I am not the only one whose goal bag has jumped around as she become more educated?! And, I would loooovvvveee to see more pictures of people modeling their bolides! Thanks for any advice & for bearing with me! Sorry this is soooooo long. Happy Holidays!