Since I couldn't get my hands on a Chartreuse or Vert Anis Bolide during the past three days (yeah, a loooooong search), I looked at Loro Piana and Chanel bags. I was carrying my Gold Birkin as I looked through a veritable sea of handbags, and here's what came to mind. Just as one drinks "up" in a wine tasting, once you have a taste of the really good stuff you don't go backwards and drink "down." How do you reconcile buying non-Hermes after you've gotten a taste of the really good stuff? There's a Lambertson-Truex "knock-around" bag that I just started considering . . .