I have my heart set on a black kelly with gold hardware. I would like this bag to be very elegant, but also usable. I thought I wanted box, and maybe I really do. But, I have the feeling box is so delicate I'll worry all the time. I know I don't want clemence for my kelly (I have durable, casual leathers for my birkins, and want a different look for my kelly.) I cannot afford exotics right now. So, my question is...is there another leather beside box that would look very elegant and yet could travel? For example, I'd like to use this kelly on European vacation trips. With the strap through the airport and while sightseeing. Beautifully strap free for evenings out. But, sometimes it rains on trips...and it sounds like that would destroy my bag if it were box. any ideas? or am I asking too much?