Ive been offered an order at the next podium in february 2008 and I cant make my mind up! My first H bag purchase was quite recently, a 32 Kelly in Clemence, ebene, PHW. At the time I bought it, I honestly thought I will never spend that kind of money on a bag ever again. I thought its a classic that will last me forever and that's it. Fini. Madly, all I can think is, I want another one! I've still got a little bit of play money left, so here we go. This time it definitely will be my last H bag purchase for quite a while (apart from a little Garden Party perhaps). The new treasure should be either a 35cm Birkin or a 35cm Kelly, as I could do with a bit more space. I tend towards a Birkin, to have something different. Its for everyday use and being a mom, I cant be too precious about the bag, therefor delicate colors or leathers are out. Colorwise that would point towards black, which I do like. BUT: I just wonder whether there is perhaps something more exciting? Also my Kelly is ebene and would that not be too much of the same thing? What would I wear in summer? Any bright colors are not my cup of tea. Gold seems to be the obvious answer, but I am not a Gold-Girl. H Rouge crossed my mind, but I think in the FebPO its only available in Evergrain and Clemence? I like Evergrain, but I havent seen it on a bigger item yet. How does the shape hold with a Birkin? Does it scratch easily? What does it look like in H Rouge? As for leather, I prefer matte to shiny and I do like some texture, but maybe not quite as large a grain as in Clemence. Box, Chevre and exotics are not for me. With Hardware, it will always have to be Palladium. For reference, here's a pic of Kelly and me. Your ideas and thoughts would be very much appreciated!