Ok ladies, I finally realized today that I'm definitely a birkin girl at heart. Love the kelly but honestly can't see myself w/ one for another couple of years. And I dallied with the idea of an HAC but I think a 32 might be too big & heavy for everyday fair. Unless it can be worn on my shoulder, I can't handle large bags. Not even considering a 28 as I prefer this design on the larger scale. After viewing many wonderful dark color samples, I've finally settled on ebene. The question now is which is better for a 30 cm birkin - Chevre Coromandel or Barenia? And what's the difference between the former and Chevre Mysore? Don't they use the latter for wallets? Hmmm, I wonder if this color is available in chamonix. Oh boy, the possibilities are endless. And please recommend hardware. Brushed PH, regular PH or Rhuthenium? Thanks!