Hi, I want to share with you the story of how i bought my precious thre Birkin bags, all of them bought between november and december 2007. I was in a wait list for a 35 etoupe in togo or clemence. Meanswhile I kept searching in eBay just in case i find something interesting. There we go... i found a 30 birkin, dark grey in a leather that is not avalaible anymore, as the bag was 5 years old, but still looked NEW, so i bought it as i think the colour is a good alternative to black. So, as i had a grey one, i went to the store to leave it at the spa ( it smelt terribly ... from cigar smoking and the clochette needed to be repaired) and to change the colour for the new one. I went for gold as a great basic, close to browns, but not too dark. The SA told me that there was a 35 gold clemence in the store, and that the lady that was suposed to take it was thinking if she took it or not. She had to decide that afternoon, so the SA said: wait two hours and i will call you back just in case the lady doesn't take it. GUESS WHAT!! She didn't, so i took it! I was so lucky that i didn't have to wait at all. And then, about my third bag... that was supossed to be bought in 2008... i was trying to decide between red and etoupe. Oh yes, i said NO to etoupe, but the i saw photos of some members etoupes, photos of the one Victoria Beckham owns ( the shoulder one) and didn't know what to do. Then again, i whent to the store to take a look at the leathers... and.... THERE IT WAS. A lovely 30 birkin, etoupe and swift... waiting for me on the shelf. I could not resist. It was so perfect because: - I prefer 30 than 35, it is more handy and lightweight. - I didn't want togo or clemence, as i had gold already in grained leather. - Swift is soft, lightweight and according to Hermesgroupy leather catalog, easy to refurnish. So again, I came back home with my dream bag!. Don't you think I am a luchy girl? I want to thank all of you that shared with me your red and etoupe bags, and your oppinios. It is great to have a forum like this for us , mad about bags people! Want to see the pics of the etoupe??