Help! Black vs red?


So thankful.
Apr 20, 2006
Yeah...I'm on a #$%^&-ing purse ban. :sad: But of course that doesn't stop me from trying to decide on my next Bbag! When I do get it, I will likely only be able to get one, at least for a while. Right now I'm thinking it will be another City, either black or red. I thought I'd consult the experts!:graucho:

RED - Pros:'s RED! Every time I see a pic of a rouge vif or rouge theatre, something in my heart just goes, WOW! I don't wear all that much red, although I do have a thing for red shoes. But red goes nicely with brown and black and blue, which I do wear a lot of. I don't already have a red bag. It would be impossible to be low-key with one of these, but it wouldn't stand out in an ostentatious-LV kind of way. Con: there are some things red just does not go with - green, for example.

BLACK - Pros: Goes with everything. Practical. Fits into any environment, from biker/rocker to business to elegant chic. Would be an excellent replacement for Inky, which I have just sold (I know, :crybaby:, but it had to be done, and she's heading for a wonderful new mommy). I do have a black bag already, but it's not a Bbag. Con: My fiance, who normally has excellent taste, thinks all black bags are boring.

My existing Bbags are Pinky (BG pink) and Dreamy (eggplant).

Thoughts? :shrugs:


Aug 23, 2006
I think it is only a matter of time until you get a black one; so I think you should get a rouge vif while they are still available. Black is a staple and I think you should have it - but that rouge is a beautiful color and will look great with your red shoes.


Platinum Member
Jun 9, 2006
That's tough! Red BBags are very beautiful but one can never have enough nice black bags. I stopped wearing black bags for around 2 years but eversince I started again, I wear my black first all the time-it just looks great with everything!
So, since you don't have a black BBag, I'd go for the black one. You will love it forever-with everything! Whichever bag you'll end up choosing,both bags are so beautiful! Let us know which one you pick! :yes:


Jun 8, 2006
oooh... that's a toughie.. why are there so many darn BEAUTIFUL colours that bbags come in?!

I think I'd also go with a rouge colour since it's a staple with a pop. Black comes out every season so it could be something you could hold off on.

I know I have the same/similar dilemma... so many colours I want, but I'm focusing on getting the colours that I know aren't around every season and then maybe later on down the road I'll get the real staple neutral colours like brown and black (but even then... dark brown or camel?! :P )

I'd also LOVE to get a white brief next year, but I'm worried about getting white leather just cuz the white miu miu I bought a few years ago started to yellow! :yucky:

Anyways, back to you: I say go for something that makes your heart go Thump! and the black'll always be there later. Plus it sounds like a non-black bag will be more welcomed by your hubby! ;)