OK, ever since the "Your First Hermes..." thread, I have been promising to post these pics. The story of how I got my Kelly is boring (paid, had it sent, opened it - cracked the champers!).....however in the year 2000 when the Sydney Olympics were on, DH & I decided to visit Europe for 3 months and escape the "bloody tourists" and become "bloody tourists" ourselves! These photos were taken in Paris.....me shopping, 24fbg facade, me standing out the front of 24fbg with my big orange bag with my Herbag inside (one of the BEST days ever!) and me with Herbag visiting the Louvre. I even LOOK like a tourist!!!! I was so happy, I asked DH to skip down Rue du Faubourg St Honore with me (he declined). Basically, we went into the Mothership (I was sweating with anticipation!)....checked out the scarves (they are there immediately as you walk in the door).....went and looked at the bags and jewellery....forund a lovely SA called Nadia, asked if there were any Kellys.....No (of course!).....but Madam, we do have something I think you will like (I obviously looked like the Herbag type, no?).....out the back she goes..."these have just been released, nad this is the last one left". Well, in those days, the Herbag HAD only just been released and there were only three types, the combo I got - same size bottoms, different colours) or the backpack style (same colours one small, one backpack) or the one like mine but HUGE size!! like luggage! - I actalluy saw many Parisien women carrying these around).....well, who was I to say no? DH turned to Nadia and said "yes, wrap her up!".....later he told me if they had offered me a Kelly he was going to buy it for me, but it wasn't to be then. So, to cut a long story short, there is me pictured standing out the front of the Mothership on a cool Paris afternoon in September......happy as can be! K.