LV purchase from London New Year's trip: Instant reveal!!

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I went for a few days to London to celebrate New Year's. What better way to start the year off than with a new LV bag? :graucho: Also, it's a little cheaper to buy one in Europe than in NY with the exchange rate and VAT return, so I couldn't resist!

I have been eyeing this one for a while! I was not sure on colors however, and was certain I was going to buy a particular color. I even went to the Soho store in NY, and put the two side by side. But then in London...
 
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Did my nails this weekend, and found my base nail color to be a very close match to Infini! Very dark bluish black, but with a slight shimmer. Haha, funny because I posted a bag on tPF before and realized my nails matched the bag I was revealing.

 
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It was funny that I ended up getting Infini because I looove purple bags! When Tessa06 was deciding on Infini and Aube, I voted for Aube, and decided to get Aube myself. I even put the 2 bags side by side and loved Aube!

But when I went to London, the Aube just looked so much brighter to me than I remembered in the New York store. I realized that the Soho store has dimmer lighting, and the Aube is much brighter. More like a violet than the deeper, muted purple I remembered.

I am actually happy that I got the Infini because it is almost a black bag but just slightly more unique. Despite most people wanting to add a pop of color to diversify their mostly black bag collection, I don't have black bags. I have other bags that I think serve as neutral colors, like mono, grays, and lots of purple! So I finally get to have a "black" tote and with a zipper! :yahoo::happydance:

As I had wrote in Tessa's thread, I have the lilac epi petit noe, epi cassis jasmin. Non-LV, I have two purple Rebecca minkoff bags, a canvas gucci hobo with dark purple leather handles, a miumiu bag that is a purpley-pink, and a small coach hobo that I don't use anymore but was my first purple bag that I can't seem to get rid of. :smile: I also have the LV insolite wallet with the purple interior and the large cles in vernis amarante.