I just received my marine city. In case anyone is considering both, here's a comparison pic. of the city with my ink purse. Marine is darker than blueberry (I think there is a comparison pic. in another thread) but not as dark as ink. Marine really looks like navy to me, although in brighter light it can appear a bit brighter with slight purple undertones. I love the leather on both bags. I think if I didn't already have the ink purse, I would love the marine color more. I'm trying to decide whether to try the marine for awhile or return to BalNY for credit if I still can (maybe wait for periwinkle).