To get you up to speed on my search story, I sold most of my "It" bags on the marketplace and put the money aside for a Hermes. I don't live within shopping distance of a Hermes boutique and so I have been perusing resellers consignments and eBay. I feel pretty confident now about spotting fakes but I also used some of the experts on this forum to look at a couple of my picks(thanks guys- you know who you are). As much as I love and want a Birkin I can't afford the resellers price that they go for so that was just out of my league and I tried not to look at them. I had a beautiful Kelly all picked out and was ready to buy when the auction got pulled and the item was sold privately. So I just kept coming back to this pretty little Blue Jean Bolide- 31 cm, Togo leather, Mou construction, 2004 purse bought at the Atlanta Boutique, 1 previous owner who used it 3 times. The auction ended before I could bid on it so I contacted the owner and made her an offer which she accepted. She was so nice and sent a celebration card with the purse so I could almost feel like I had gone to a boutique myself. I am such a casual dresser that I really thought I would get a lot of use out of a Bolide. I still want a Birkin or Kelly someday as well but I will have to save up. I am just in awe of the construction of the purse- it is so substantial and weighty. The size is perfect for me. I have a photo from the auction so I can give you a sneak preview but I will take another one at home later so you can see that it is truly mine.