I don't know about the color, but I did buy the same bag in black and sent it back because the leather was so thin that the bag got all weird and lumpy when I loaded up my stuff. You could see the outline of my wallet, etc. and it didn't hang right. It's too bad because the detailing on the bag was very nice.
I think someone on another thread saw all the HH colors in person (I have the luggage color) and said the white was more of a "dirty white"-- not a crisp white. I don't think she recommended the color because she said the bag just looked like a white bag that was dirty!