My husband has weighed in and his vote is, buy the black clemence 41 briefcase with PH. I didnt budget for it in 2007 though. While I could theoretically exceed my budget this year, I am funny that way - I set a budget for accessories and clothes (and everything else) at the beginning of each year, and I dont like to exceed it. Here's what was on my remaining 2007 budget, Hermes wise: 1. 28 cm gold togo or clemence retourne kelly with PH 2. 35 cm blue jean togo or clemence birkin with PH 3. 28 or 35 cm black togo clemence retourne kelly with PH What I already have: 35 cm chocolate togo birkin PH 35 cm black clemence birkin PH 35 cm gold togo birkin PH 31 cm black clemence mou bolide PH My husband says, if I insist on not exceeding budget, then postpone the bj to 2008 - on the theory I already have three birkin bags, and that I use them interchangeably as briefcases. I am thinking, since the black bolide fills the need for small black shoulder bag, maybe its the black kelly that should be postponed to 2008. I could also make a case for - waiting to see what turns up and then making a decision at the time, depending on what I felt I could use at that point. Any thoughts? I know I am probably fretting this too much, but thats the way I am when I am considering spending money.