It looks like I'll be able to buy a Kelly in early 2008. It will be my first and likely my only. I'm actually enjoying this stage of waiting and anticipating. I daydream about the bag all the time, picturing it, etc. ! Soooo, my problem is I'm not sure what color/leather to get. I know I want 32 with PH and the retourne style. I'm 100% casual. I will likely want to add a canvas strap, as well. I am considering an SO and if I do that I may want to get a bi-color... not contrasting trim but just a complementary lining color. I would only want a dark-ish color for the lining ... nothing light, as I would be just too neurotic about trying to keep it clean. So, my problem is that I really love the gold color and cannot picture what color would coordinate with it for the lining. Since the bag will likely be my one and only Kelly, I must get something neutral for the main color that I can live with for a long time, probably for the rest of my life, since I'm almost 60 now! I would want a leather where gold shows up dark as I like deep, rich colors. I wear brown as my "base" color and then add other colors to it. I don't wear black, at least not very often, in this "brown phase" I'm in. Oh, and my Evelyne is either chocolate or ebene.. we can't figure it out for sure but it is a very dark brown and I think my Kelly should be something else. So, my questions: 1. Is there a color that would coordinate with gold that could be used for the interior? Or should I just stick with all gold? Or another color? 2. Is clemence really that much heavier that the other leathers? I have the clemence Evelyne and I love the mushiness of it but is that leather best left for the more unconstructed bags such as Picotin, Massai, etc. ? Oher leather suggestions? ... something practical! 3. I don't guess they make Kellys in Barenia these days.. right? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I figure if I am going to daydream about my Kelly, it should be in the actual color and leather!! Thanks!!