i did it. i went to my hermes boutique and bought myself a 35cm VL Gold Kelly. it was simply calling my name as soon as i walked into the store... my goal was to buy a scarf (which i did) and ask about birkins (which i did, but no luck there)... i've never spent so much on a single item in my entire life, so although i'm loving the new bag, i still feel a little guilt about spending so much... tell me this is worth it. i do love the color and texture. i was wondering about VL. i was reading other threads regarding the leathers that will help kelly keeps its shape. is VL okay? it was never mentioned as an option. i kinda like that it doesn't look as formal as the smaller kellys. will this leather hold up with the kelly?