I'm a senior in college. Today in my English class I sat next to a girl with a black Kelly bag. With schoolbooks in it. I'm pretty certain it was legit... though I'm not an Hermès bag owner (not for lack of wanting!), I have bought several scarves and I've been in their boutiques many times. My mother also had a red Kelly. I know what a Kelly bag looks like, and got a pretty good look at this girl's. My question is...is she crazy? I mean, I know you are paying for the quality, but you have to be pretty careless about money if you're going to tote heavy books around in a bag that cost thousands of dollars. Yeesh. So my question, is...what sort of indignities have you treated your bags to? Would you even consider to do something like that? Do you have any horror stories? (Ha ha). Or, conversely, what lengths have you gone to to keep your lovelies looking as good as new? Maybe this is insanely boring to you ladies, I don't know...I'm just devilishly curious tonight.