. . .how much I would love it. The smell, the feel, the look, the shiny hardware, the amazingly soft lining right down to the way she nestles in my arm. I am sounding seriously potty here I know, but "Oh, Oh, Oh . . . "! Seriously, many of you know what a long and hard process it was for me to decide to commit to a Birkin. I have always loved bags, always longed for a Birkin and always balked at the ultimate investment. Then I got an inheritance and suddenly it looked like I could really buy a Birkin if I wanted to. I mulled it over both privately and on these boards, now I have her and I can honestly say she has brought me so much pleasure already and is so unlike any bag I have ever seen or owned before that I completely get why you H-mad ladies say these are investments for life. I am just worried now that nothing else will ever compare. Actually, I know nothing else will ever compare, but I can live with that being as I have my one amazing, classic Birkin. Although a lighter neutral colour would be lovely too . . . . . Thank you to all of you who have nurtured my interest in Hermes, talked openly about your experiences and showed so much interest in my deliberations!