I was in Chicago this week, and, of course, visited the Hermes store. There were some interesting bags (and a GREAT SA) but nothing that followed me out of the store. I have to say, though - my hypothetical 31 cm clemence mou bolide in blue jean with palladium hardware, is still haunting me. I had almost talked myself into going for gold (I already have a black, and would love to have a second, different color, bolide). There was a gold togo (but strangely, without the white topstitching) and a gold vache liagee, but what capitivate my imagination in the store today were two travel bolides, one in gold clemence, one in blue jean clemence, both with silver hardware. Holding each of them was like magnifying the two smaller bolides that I am mulling over (again, hypothetical - neither bag has materialized anywhere in the flesh, or should I say - in the leather) and comparing them. I have to tell you, this blue jean thing is still haunting me. I really like the blue jean bolide, but this voice keeps telling me its too frivilous and not sensible enough. Am I am too stodgy and serious to carry around a big blue bag?? Just looking at it though - the color is SO calm and refreshing. I like the gold too - its like a big ginger snap.