ok, so we had the "my co-workers thinks my Birkins are plain" thread, but what about family members and other close ones? my mother, as much as she is fashionable and loves designer things [she loves Chanel tweed and Roger Vivier shoes and Comme Des Garcons], just does NOT like my Birkin. in fact, when she first saw it i said, "isnt the leather amazing??" and she said, "sure- it's pigskin, right?" ush: i said, "nooooo....it's Clemence!" and she shrugged in a, "whatever" manner. i said "isn't it gorgeous!?" she said, "yeah, not my style." "doesn't it just look rich?" "yes. but it's just not me" when i wore it open around her she would say, "oh, ella, the bag looks so cheap that way. like you are some kind of homeless lady." ush:ush:ush: "mother, many people wear their bag this way- it is easier to get in and out of." "well, it looks silly. i think it makes the bag look worse." so, out of curiousity, i close it and ask her what she thinks now. "better. but still, just not my style." (who asked you!?? ) so, i guess i'm not lucky as some of you are to inherit an amazing H collection from my mother. i should also tell you that one of my best friends was DYING to see what bag i spent 5 figures on. upon seeing it he said, "well, it's plain. smells like the inside of my BMW, though. cute"