Plum - is it a versitle colour?

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I've been considering looking into getting a Plum bag (like a Somerset Tote or similar) - is Plum quite a versatile colour or is it hard to match with clothes etc.

I'm normally a Black, Chocolate or Oak girl (infact the only colourful bags I own are the Orla Kiely Multistem and my Lipstick A4 Tote).
 

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I think a certain someone can answer that question really well.....:graucho:

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I haven't looked at eBay for a while - maybe I'll take a look.

I've been trying to think who has Plum but I think that SJ, Flyvetjo and KLP sold theirs and the others (Ratrat, LadyF, Rascalcat and Jenova) have the Glace Plum which I don't think I'll be able to find.

I don't want a Small bag as I feel that it would be more 'evening' ish and I won't use a Plum evening bag.

How difficult is it to find Glace Plum - I'd quite like a Bays like Ratrat's?

I'm gonna take a look at eBay now.
 
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Haha Whoops - just took a look at eBay - I guess I was wrong about somebody selling theirs already. Just goes to show I should have looked at eBay first!!!!!:blush:

Okay, I'm gonna PM you darling!

Anyway - anybody else with Plum - can you tell me how 'useable' it is?
 

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Ali, the plum on Ebay at the moment is the only one I've seen in some time. The Glace seems to be really hard to find. I think it's a colour that goes really well with browns, earthy colours and blues, i.e. denim. Defo a A/W bag imo.
 

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Ali- I found plum quite versatile with my A/W wardrobe and looks good with denim, black, grey, browns etc. Felt too heavy a colour to wear in the S/S though.
 

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I bought a plum glace Ledbury on eBay from a certain tPFer who I won't name, as I'm not quite sure what the protocol is!!!:nuts:

It's a lovely colour - I think it's one of those colours which will adapt to whatever you put with it iykwim, ie it can look quite purple at times but burgundy at others. I think it changes with the light as well.

But much as I like it, it may not be a keeper - my holy handbag grail is a red Ledbury which is completely impossible to find so I was hoping that this would fit the bill instead, but sadly it's really not red enough:sad:. Which is great if you want plum glace but not great if you want RED!!!!!!!
 

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I bought a plum glace Ledbury on eBay from a certain tPFer who I won't name, as I'm not quite sure what the protocol is!!!:nuts:

It's a lovely colour - I think it's one of those colours which will adapt to whatever you put with it iykwim, ie it can look quite purple at times but burgundy at others. I think it changes with the light as well.

But much as I like it, it may not be a keeper - my holy handbag grail is a red Ledbury which is completely impossible to find so I was hoping that this would fit the bill instead, but sadly it's really not red enough:sad:. Which is great if you want plum glace but not great if you want RED!!!!!!!

I think someone needs the bespoke service...... possibly?
 

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You guys are NOT allowed to soft advertise here. . . telling people to look on eBay:graucho: isn't right. And PMing that members about what she has on eBay could get you banned.
It's not worth it. . . .
 

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Hey girls - come on - you know the Rules - I'm just back online and see whats going on. Is it a case of 'we give you enough rope and you'll hang yourselves?'

Don't do it - you can and will be banned - keep within the Rules - I'm disappointed.:sad:
 

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I think plum is pretty versatile :yahoo: Its warm red-purple, which I find easy to match with my tastes and wardrobe - its a colour that features for me nearly every winter, usually in the form of accessories (in scarves, jewellery etc). I would love something in plum glace but they are pretty rare now - Mulberry need to take note and bring it back for us dont they!? Basically what im trying to say is that I think plum would be a good choice, especially for autumn/winter Ali, but maybe consider your wardrobe (what you have and plan to buy) and think whether it will go with that? This is what I did not long ago - I found that I favour warm tones (like plum purple) whereas I dont tend to reach for cooler shades of colours (like midnight mabel).

Am I blabbering?! :nuts:
 

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Hello - I do love plum, it goes well with my almost all clothes, even in summer - AG is great in rain. What do you ask more!??
 
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I've done a little checking on the forum and there seems to be quite a difference in the Plum colour depending on what leather it is.

I think I'm favouring the Glace so I think its gonna be a long search.

Thanks for all your help. Maybe when we meet again Ratrat, you can bring your Plum Glace Bays then I can have a look :biggrin:

I think its one of those colours that I'm going to have to see irl first although I'm pretty sure that a Glace Plum something will fit quite well with my wardrobe. What styles did they do in that? So far on the forum I think we have Bays, Blenheim and Roxy. Is that right? Out of those a Bays would be best for me.