When it came to the Birkin, I loved the style the first time I saw it. Tried the 35, fabulous beautiful bag, but it was just too bulky and big for me even tho I wanted to be able to wear it.....I just couldn't. Started looking at the Birkin 30 and decided that, OK....the 35 is too large so the 30 HAS to be juuuuust right....right?? Well, not exactly I still have my first Birkin 30, it's a keeper because I have an attachment to it, but every subsequent 30 I've owned I've turned around and sold or traded *sigh* I went back and tried a 35....but I still hadn't grown into it. Fell for the HAC shape and bought a 32.....stunning.... one of the prettiest Hermes I ever had...alas, it wasn't quite right either. Had the pleasure of trying a Birkin 25 and found it as exquisite as it's owner. But, it was almost but not quite large enough....for me. Enter the HAC 28 when I least expected ita winner all the way 'round. Now I'm on the lookout for another.....and from what I see it won't be that easy to find....but, I AM determined! What do YOU think of the HAC as it compares to the Birkin?? Do you like one style more than the other? Do you wear both?? Are you looking for a HAC right now and what sizes have you tried?