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CeeJay

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Honestly, if you compare it to my coquelicot First and allow for the difference in lighting, they're pretty close.

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Oh WOW .. yup, I agree! It's funny, I found that the 1st Season Coquelicot (2011 F/W) had less of the orange-hue, whereas the 2nd season (2012 S/S) definitely had more of the orange-hue (I had both bags and sold the 2nd season because of the orange hue)!!
 

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Oh WOW .. yup, I agree! It's funny, I found that the 1st Season Coquelicot (2011 F/W) had less of the orange-hue, whereas the 2nd season (2012 S/S) definitely had more of the orange-hue (I had both bags and sold the 2nd season because of the orange hue)!!
Mine is the F/W 2011 though. To my eye it has an orange hue. I've always thought coq was more orange based, although a lot of people think it's a true red. :hrmm:
 

CeeJay

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Mine is the F/W 2011 though. To my eye it has an orange hue. I've always thought coq was more orange based, although a lot of people think it's a true red. :hrmm:
You know, it could also be one of those "Balenciaga 'batches'" issues! As we all know, Balenciaga (especially when they started producing a LOT more bags for a season), would make them in batches. In 2007 S/S, when Balenciaga made the Anthracite bags, there was a LOT of discussion on the color .. some were more 'pure' Grey while others complained that their bag had a distinct Teal background hue. Some folks preferred the 'true Grey' and others preferred the 'Teal' version .. and seeing many pictures, boy .. they were right.

  1. Picture #1 is my 2011 F/W Coquelicot which, to me (my eyes) does present as a "True Red".
  2. Picture #2 is my 2011 F/W Coquelicot (bottom) compared to the 2015 F/W Rouge Lipstick (top) and as you can see, they are pretty darn close (pic was taken outside so that I could get the best lighting)!
Some of Bal's colors (especially in the Blues) can take on different hues depending on the lighting (Outremer and Bleu Lavande come to mind); one of the things that I kind of liked about the Balenciaga colors .. they keep us guessing!!

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You know, it could also be one of those "Balenciaga 'batches'" issues! As we all know, Balenciaga (especially when they started producing a LOT more bags for a season), would make them in batches. In 2007 S/S, when Balenciaga made the Anthracite bags, there was a LOT of discussion on the color .. some were more 'pure' Grey while others complained that their bag had a distinct Teal background hue. Some folks preferred the 'true Grey' and others preferred the 'Teal' version .. and seeing many pictures, boy .. they were right.

  1. Picture #1 is my 2011 F/W Coquelicot which, to me (my eyes) does present as a "True Red".
  2. Picture #2 is my 2011 F/W Coquelicot (bottom) compared to the 2015 F/W Rouge Lipstick (top) and as you can see, they are pretty darn close (pic was taken outside so that I could get the best lighting)!
Some of Bal's colors (especially in the Blues) can take on different hues depending on the lighting (Outremer and Bleu Lavande come to mind); one of the things that I kind of liked about the Balenciaga colors .. they keep us guessing!!

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Lighting does make a huge difference, which is why the hunt for a particular shade can be such a challenge when you cant see the tags! Here's my 2011 coq indoors and out...


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CeeJay

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Lighting does make a huge difference, which is why the hunt for a particular shade can be such a challenge when you cant see the tags! Here's my 2011 coq indoors and out...


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WOW!!! .. what a huge difference and totally agree that in the sunlight, yours definitely looks Red with an orange undertone! Sheesh, Balenciaga even gives us a hard time on the Red colors!!!! :hugs:
 
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WTH is going on with Fashionphile?!?!?! .. it seems like they are routinely screwing up with the leather type; for instance - this 2007 S/S Black Weekender is Chevre, not Agneau!!!!! When I first looked at the leather, I thought .. "NOPE, no way is this Agneau"!! Sure enough - a 'V' Tag ..
https://www.fashionphile.com/p/balenciaga-agneau-classic-hardware-weekender-black-1004419
would you consider this a good price? or should i hold out?
it's got a few knicks and scratches but it seems to be in pretty good shape for being 15 years old.
 

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would you consider this a good price? or should i hold out?
it's got a few knicks and scratches but it seems to be in pretty good shape for being 15 years old.
The ONLY issue that I see, is that the tassels are cut (that bugs the sh!t out of me - DON'T TOUCH THE STINKIN' TASSELS!!!!). They also don't mention that the Mirror is included, so chances are, it's not (I kind of like to have all the bits & parts, but I know others don't find that to be a game-changer). Other than that, the leather seems to be VERY nice and you might be able to find a pair of black tassels around (either on TPF or eBay, etc.).
 

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How is this a price reduction? Did they mess up the prices or? This is one of the pretties I was following when researching on multiple websites. Not sure I’d buy from them but man, they have some beauties!

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Bought multiple times from them. Only ever had one sucky occasion, all other transactions went smoothly. Their "authentication service" is bull, though...
You can save that extra money towards a much better authentication. They do have nice discounts at times.
 
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