raisin or dark violet ggh?

Trail7

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Jan 12, 2008
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I have both raisin and DV and love them both- they are so different. In my case the DV is more distressed and wrinkled and that is the way I prefer the leather. I think there is a post somewhere showing the two colors together. I have had absolutely no fading issues with my raisins but it's too soon to tell with DV.
 

clevercat

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Sep 29, 2008
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I'll take a photo of my Raisin Work and DV wallet for you - I think both are beautiful colours - Raisin is a red based purple and DV seems more blue based. If I was choosing, it would be down to the leather rather than colour, as both are so pretty...
 

ponypie

bal epoque
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Dec 1, 2006
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Hi Trail7 and clevercat, thanks for your replies! So the consensus seems to be that both are beautiful colours. In some pictures, DV looks a lot like raisin in certain lighting but that isn't the case huh... it's definitely a blue-based purple?

Re leather, I admit I'm partial to the older leathers. The leather on vert menthe, for instance - matte and not-so-soft - just doesn't invite caressing haha. But I'm hanging onto it because it's such a gorgeous chameleon colour and is so hardy to boot!

Yikkie, oh no; I thought I'd read that raisin has generally held up really well with no fading issues. Can any other raisin owners weigh in on this?
 

clevercat

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I've had my Raisin bag for almost two years - the colour hasn't budged, and it's been well used. I think that of all the Bal purples, this is the one with the least fading issues.
 

ponypie

bal epoque
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Dec 1, 2006
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Thanks for your responses!

Relieved to hear that clevercat... as I think I will likely pick Raisin
 

ponypie

bal epoque
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Dec 1, 2006
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^^ glad u approve!

yes some bags just make u smile for no other reason than the sight of them

hubby thinks i'm mad but it's true :P
 

pinkelephant721

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Jan 4, 2007
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I'll take a photo of my Raisin Work and DV wallet for you - I think both are beautiful colours - Raisin is a red based purple and DV seems more blue based. If I was choosing, it would be down to the leather rather than colour, as both are so pretty...
agreed! raisin has more red and DV has more blue! i have a DV giant gold hardware envelope so let me know if you need pictures! ^_^
 
Apr 4, 2007
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Dark Violet hands down, I sold my Raisin GGH, the leather wasn't spectacular but the leather on my DV is absolutely amazing, the color is unbelievable and very saturated.
 

sdelmoore

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My vote is for the Dark Violet! I have the Dark Violet and love it!! It is such a beautiful color. The raisin is also a beautiful color. All I can say is that my DV has leather to die for and this is why my vote is definitely for the DV:hbeat: