The colour was divine, to go with everything. The togo leather buttery soft and lightly veined. Of course the stitching was impeccable and the smell to die for. Moreover, I was dimly aware that the etoupe is Hermes' most popular and most difficult to come by colour.
I was as defenceless as an exposed ear in a ring with Mike Tyson.
Senses heightened, heart beating erratically and eyes clouded over I reached for my credit card. I don't remember much of what happened next, except cradling the huge bag in my lap the whole way home.