I recently received the book Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster (highly recommend if you haven't already read it).....and while I expected to uncover lots of seedy details of LV, Gucci, Prada, etc. I didn't expect the high praise for Hermes (Chanel got some good mentions too). I was so interested in the small portions of the book that discussed how the bags are handcrafted and how the company has no need to over saturate the market with its bags just to make the almighty dollar. It was a very impressive read and has me contemplating some smaller purchases (I've owned twilly & pocket squares, but never any leather goods) to get my feet wet! Any recommendations for something small.....I don't get a chance to go to the boutique in Chicago because I live a couple hours away....so I mostly shop online or do phone orders. I'd like to experiment and see different colors/leathers IRL!