For all of you ladies out there who are still searching for their grail bags, I just wanted to let you know my little story. I purchased a birkin from a reseller a few months ago but I have always wanted a kelly. Shortly after purchasing my birkin, I began actively searching for a black kelly (once you get one, you covet more!!!) and I thought I would NEVER find one. I began thinking about settling for a different color. Two weeks ago, i was in Paris at the Georges store and there was the most beautiful chocolate brown vl 32 cm with black hardware. I adored it and thought, I should just get this one, even though its brown and I am paying a fortune for it because of the strong euro and weak dollar, its a kelly. I called my DH and it being 3:00 am at home, he told me to wait until he was awake in a few hours and we would discuss it. Knowing someone who worked in the store, they agreed to hold it until the end of the day. Later, I spoke to DH and he talked me out of it, saying, you already have a gold birkin, why do you need another brown bag-you really want black. Well, back in NY from my Paris vacation, working like a dog before year end, and missing Paris, I was regretting that I did not get the bag. Then............I got a call from my SA saying they just received a black 32 cm vl with gold hardware, did I want it!! LADIES, I know its hard to wait but in the end, I think its worth it. Best wishes for a hermes filled New Year (the hermes you really want, not the one you buy just to get one!!) To be honest, I actually regret purchasing the birkin now that I have my kelly. PLEASE DO NOT SHOOT ME FOR SAYING SO!