(I'm reposting this thread from shopping to here for more responses.) Hi there, I've been looking at a black 32 croc kelly and a brown barenia croc 30 birkin on Createursdeluxe. They're both drop dead gorgeous. Currently, I have an etoupe 30 birkin and a gold 32 kelly. I find myself loving the kelly stylistically, but reach for the birkin every time I run out the door. My PO fell through. I don't think I'll be getting any croc bags from H directly. So, I have some questions for the wonderful members on this forum. 1. Which one would be a better addition to my current collection? I really want a timeless piece that I can enjoy for decades to come. 2. What are reasonable price ranges on these two items? I don't mind paying a reasonable markup for the bags. I also don't plan to visit Paris anytime soon- hence calculate in taxes, waiting time, and markup. 3. Which croc will wear better overtime? Shiny vs. matte? Will the shine wear off over time? Will the matte get scratched up more easily than the shiny? I see my grandma with her vintage black kelly and I'm so jealous. I really want something I can treasure so such a long time. Even though it's the nurse carrying it most of the time!