Dear Fellow Hermes Lovers, I have had a $8,000.00 Hermes store credit burning a hole in my wallet for much too long. I have decided to either use it to buy my mother a Birkin for xmas or use it to buy myself one, and give her one of mine. I have figuratively camped outside the local Hermes store in the town where I am spending time in search of a Birkin. I have seen two so far, one mainly orange and then accented with brown and one 30cm Gold hardware Evergrain in color Havanne which is like a dark brown. I used the store credit to get the latter bag but kept it at the store in case I see a better one, I can exchange it. What bothers me a little about the evergrain is how you can see the lines in the leather. I am guessing this would be something I might give to my mother if I cannot find anything better. What do you feel about Evergrain leather and the natural lines? Does it turn you off? (And if yes it may turn my mother off.) The color of the bag is quite pretty. I have a photo, but I will look into how to download it later. If I don't give her the one I find soon I will give her one of my other bags, but I want to keep the best ones for myself. I asked my SA and she told me all the ones I have are great, and was no help at all. If you were me, which of the following three would you part with? 1. Rouge garance Vache Liegee 30cm, Palladium 2. Black 30 cm Swift Palladium 3. Gold 35 cm Clemence Palladium I already have an idea of what I will do, but I wanted opinions as well. Thanks!