I'm planning to get a 30cm birkin in an exotic skin. Its for my birthday in November ! I shall go Paris to hunt it down Now I need advice from you gals - How much is a matt croc 30cm bikin, lizard 30cm birkin, ostrich 30cm birkin ??? I was thinking the ostrich will most likely be the cheapest amongst the 3. I already have a ostrich kelly, but since its just 6 mnths old, I really don't know if osrtich ages well !! What are your views about these 3 exotics ??? I heard the lizard scales will drop off ush: Chances are, I'll decide between the ostrich and the croc. TIA for all your comments P.s. one other question. Can I bring my purchases up the plane since I need to claim my VAT ?? With the strict airport checks, will they stop me frm bgining my huge Hermes box into the plane ???