Hello wonderful ladies of the hermes subforum.... I am very new to Hermes products and have been hanging around here for several weeks, looking at eBay for hermes products or what not, coz where I live (WA), there is no Hermes store near-by.. I am considering on making my 1st buy and was looking at this item... eBay: AUTHENTIC HERMES EBENE & HAVANE TOILE HERBAG (item 170016374482 end time Aug-16-06 22:13:46 PDT) it is by one of the reputable sellers listed on this subforum as well... right now, I know I want a kelly and a birkin but I know that will not be happening in the near future.. so my question is... what are your thoughts regarding this bag as my 1st purchase? i like that it is flexible, two diff colors and all... but other than that, I am still clueless I guess coz I do not own any hermes yet.... I have seen it on multiple occasions and they r so gorgeous and makes me look at them more and more.. and since you wonderful ladies have owned such wonderful items, I would really want your comments... thanks for reading this and hope to hear lots of feedback from you all.. thanks again.