I'm a BV newbie, and happily present my first Large Nappa Veneta in Quetsche! The color is amazing...in different lighting it has dark mauve-plum undertones. Thank you for letting me share....this kind of excitement (as you all well know) is just not meant to be contained! Ahhh, the leather is simply divine. A humble note of gratitude to Annie9999....for your gentle encouragement and advice in welcoming me to BV. I think I'll stay a while.