I knew I should have stayed away from the Hermes forum!! Now I am dying for a birkin!! I went by Hermes today and while they did not have a birkin they had 2 kellys. One in burgandy and one in black. I the black! I'm not sure of the leather-it was "pebbled" but not as much as the togo leather. The hardware was palladium. What should I do? Do I buy it? Do I wait for a birkin? The way the SA talked I could be waiting a lifetime for a birkin! Or do I buy it and wait a few years for the birkin? The price is 5150.00 *gulp* Can the kelly be worn with jeans and casual wear? I have been thinking about this bag all day.......Ohhh what to do-what to do!!