OK, I thought it was time to create a thread for my all time favorite Hermes bag. I absolutely love the HAC, love the N/S profile, narrower base and overall elegant look. I am way less knowlegable than many of the gals here, and much less eloquent, but I will try my best! Please don't hesitate to correct me if I get any details incorrect....I know you won't! Also, I only have and have seen the 32 HAC so my comments will focus there. It also comes in sizes 28 and 36. HAC stand for Haut à courroies and is pronounced oh ah koorwah. The 32 HAC is taller than the traditional birkin and narrower at the base. The handle drop is not as high as the 30 or 35. The 32 HAC measures about 12.75" long, 10.5" high (not including handle) and 6.5" deep. The handle drop is around 3". As a lovely lady on the forum once told me, "when carrying a HAC, the proportions magically transform you and you look taller and thinner." Now who doesn't love that! Here are some comparison pix, courtesy of the lovely Flossy, and some additional ones can be found in the size reference guide. As of October 2006, the 32 HAC in togo was priced at $7200 but may be more now after the price hike in 2007. Frequently asked question Are the shorter handles an inconvenience? I have thin arms but my hands are not small, so I am wondering if the smaller handles are comfortable. Also, since the body of the HAC is taller, is it harder to find things in your purse? http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/hac-vs-birkin-170451.html Will post more soon!