She just arrived! I can't believe how gorgeous this color is IRL! Much darker than eggplant, a true purple. Violet will make a great neutral bag! My pics were taken outside in shade. Here she is! w/o flash: with flash: original pic from BalNY: I believe the pic from BalNY captures the color best. Violet really changes color in different light - the bag is not as bright as it appears in my pics. BalNY captured it best.