First of all, I wanted to say how amazing this community is. I have been reading the forums and I am in awe at your knowledge. I learned so much about Hermes from all of you. I have finally decided that it is time for me to find my perfect Hermes, which is a Kelly bag. I always knew that I wanted a rigid style, because I love its formal and elegant look, and I have always dreamed of a red color. Today I went to the Hermes boutique and tried a few Kelly bags. They had Rouge Vif in chevre, and while it seemed perfect, I realized that I might not get as much wear out of red as I thought I might originally. They also had Chamonix in natural, and while the color looked perfect, I was not keen on the leather type. I am going to be in Paris in two days, and I hope that I will find my dream Kelly--in gold or a similar tone and in chevre or slightly textured calfskin. I know that it is somewhat of a specific order, but I feel much better knowing exactly what I want. Thank you to everyone who shared their knowledge and enthusiasm about Hermes! I know that whatever the outcome of my Paris trip might be, I will be a part of this wonderful forum and I will share my impressions.