As some of you may know, I've been looking for a job-interview bag recently. Today, I planned to go to the LV shop and pick up a Passy. Only...I made the fatal mistake of going to the Hermes shop first (they are right across from each other at the mall). I looked at some Evelynes, tried on some 31 cm Bolides, a couple of Kellys...and then the SA brought out an orange box containing a 37 cm Bolide that took my breath away. Whew! I have to put in a word here about the Atlanta Hermes store. I've heard horror stories about snobby, unhelpful SAs, and I experienced nothing but kindness, patience and humor here -- although I've never purchased anything there before, and even though I was wearing an LV bag, Levi's jeans, and Old Navy shirt, and my bright fuchsia Crocs! (see below) Anyway, I fell in love with this Bolide, but seriously...it was more than I've spent on a bag before, so I told the SA I was going to take a walk and think about it. DH and I went across to LV, but every bag I picked up in there just made me say, "eh." DH and I sat down in the mall lobby for a little while and talked about it, and he encouraged me to go for the one I truly loved rather than something that was just OK. (Have I mentioned that I have the best DH ever?) The Bolide would be great for a job interview (as me_love_purse wisely suggested), and much more. So back to the Hermes store we went, and I asked the wonderful SA (Oscar) to bring back "my" Bolide. He brought out the giant orange box, I compared her with a 31 cm Bolide, tried her on a few more times...and finally asked him to wrap her up. I also picked out a twilly to go with her! Without further ado, here's my 37 cm Mou Ebene Clemence Bolide with PH! Doesn't she look like yummy dark chocolate? I wasn't kidding about the Crocs...tacky but sooo comfortable! I'm a happy girl!