On all my items they've been super white. For my pochette accessories it was a bit less than white. It had patinaed slightly, but of the 3 I looked at, they had all patinaed lightly. I cared a little bit but since she already brought out 3, I was under the impression shed be rather unwilling to show me new stock from the back. I'm guessing it is attributed to it sitting in the drawer? How long does it take for new LV to slightly patina while in storage at the store? This is why I prefer stores with high turnover.