magenta LE or rouge vif city?

magenta LE vs rouge vif city

  • magenta LE city RH

  • rouge vif city RH

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Luxury Consignment
Apr 19, 2006
Is this your first bag or do you have others in your collection?

They are both really stunning colors and I think the Rouge Vif compliments a lot of skin tones, but I haven't seen the Magenta in person so I'm not sure if it's as easy to wear.


Nov 14, 2006
my vote is rouge vif - it's such a great saturated color of red that goes with everything.
but, if you're a pink person, do the magenta. it's a really pink pink, almost hot pink. i think the rv is sexier and more sophisticated, the magenta more sassy and girly.



IG minnie0104
Aug 4, 2006
man, this is soo tough. i want both if i can..:crybaby:
i also think that can always get red bbag any season, but magenta is harder to find. but then again, i also agree the red is easier to match, more sophisticated and sexy... magenta is pretty girlish and fun color.
hmm.... pls keep the opinion coming.. thx u so much for your votes.... :yes:

Melisande R.

Urban Archaeologist
Feb 20, 2007
Crucial question: how many red bags do you want?

Magenta is, well, magenta. Pink/purple - you know, a girly color.

But with reds - if you're a red girl, you'll want several red bags - and if that's the case, maybe forego magenta.

Me, I need only one red bag, because although I love red (red car, red bathrobes, red lingerie), as an accessory, only one shade works for me longterm (and it can't be a bold cool red like Rouge Vif, which I adore, but when I wear it, people ask me if I have jaundice).

I got the Magenta LE for one reason - and that's that I have a tendency to get in a rut with what I wear, and avoid bold/trendy/girly colors. The magenta calls to that part of me that needs to think about girly things - so the splurge. I agree that one can always find a red bag.

My problem is that I can't find "that one red" yet - unless it's an 03 True Red - hard to find. I'm going to wait on my opinion of Tomato, because as a real red aficianado who is also highly picky about her reds - no one else can really tell me if it's the right red. I love burgundy undertones (my car again) - but I can't wear them well.

BTW, I have red boots, three red jackets, red belts and many other red accents - but they're all the same sort of poppy red - and that's what I need. Myself, I'm drawn more to paprika (as a red) than to Rouge Vif - but Magenta is in a class with pink - and of all the pinks, it's my fave.

Bubblegum and 04 Rose are still calling, though.


IG minnie0104
Aug 4, 2006
i only want 1 red.. i know lots of ladies here like the rouge teatre, but its even harder to find. never seen the tomato IRL. and magenta is more pink/purplish color.
one thing i love about vif is the leather, its very thick, smooshy and non veiny. i dont like bbag with lots of vein.
does anybody know how the leather looks like of LE magenta?


Jun 16, 2006
No, we don't really know how the leather will look yet. I'm kind of nervous about that myself. I want to get in touch w/my SA closer to the date and make sure she scopes out a good one for me since they can vary quite a bit!!!

I just remember how the early photos of blue glacier were totally uniform, but when blue glacier came out it was really mottled and veiny. I now *like* the look of blue glacier, but it was a bit of a shock at first and took time to grow on me. The magenta LE silver GH prototype apparently has nice leather, but I don't know if that will be how the actual bags will be. I've seen at least one ugly, veiny magenta from 2005*, so even then, they varied.

*it was one I bought on eBay and thankfully was able to return to the seller.


BIGGER is better!
Jan 24, 2006
i have a magenta work and a rouge vif work. both are great colors, but if i had to pick one... i'd go with magenta. you can find lots of designer handbags in red, but magenta is very unique to only a few. magenta is so rare, so if you can get your hands on one, definitely get it. there are a few different reds, but only one magenta.