Hey all, I haven't posted in awhile since I've stepped back to appreciate & use my h bags!!! but in the end, I do need (ok, want) one more bag to round out my collection and that's a 32cm kelly. I have numerous 30cm and 35cm birkins. I also have a 28cm retourne PH evergrain rouge H kelly and a 35cm retourne PH VL kelly. i'm looking now for a 32cm kelly in black (only black) to be my final pick for awhile. my local H boutique has one, a 32cm VL rigide kelly with GH. i saw it IRL, but I thought it looked too stiff, i guess b/c i'm used to the retourne styles of my other two kellys. i'm thinking about it still though, b/c 1) i don't have a kelly with GH, 2) i don't have a rigid style kelly, and 3) i do like VL surprisingly, although this black one doesn't have as much sheen as the 35 i have (which is fine). so here are my questions: 1) is there a big size/illusion difference between a 32cm rigide vs. retourne? will it seem too briefcase-like with a rigide 32 (i've read that rigide 35 looks like a briefcase)? 2) i do have a black birkin with GH - would having a black kelly with GH seem too redundant? 3) does a black kelly with GH seem too formal? can it be dressed down a bit? 4) does the rigide sorta "soften" over time? does the opening become easier to open with more use? i've read that retourne offers easier access than rigide. what do you think? i know a lot of questions, but as always, i value all your opinions!!!!!