Violine ostrich or raisin box

La Vanguardia

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Which one would you choose? Both colors are lovely!

Violine is one of the best colors I've seen in ostrich and raisin is also fabulous with box. I know I have an issue with the darkening handles of ostrich, but this won't be a major problem in violine. I do love box, but can it be an everyday bag due to rain, snow and the hussle and bussle of the city?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
 

Pepper

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This is an impossible choice, as both are so gorgeous...honestly, I can't choose. I realize this is of no help!!
 

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Box leather doesn't do well in the rain. If you do a search, you will find more information on this leather. Ostrich is a better choice for an everyday wear bag in wet weather.
 

La Vanguardia

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^^ I do have a box Kelly and I'm aware of the pros and cons of box. But maybe someone has found a trick with rain since I don't want to look stupid to have a plastic bag over a big box bag lol!
 

bbbochap

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im biased to exotics & also prefer violine over raisin so i vote for violine ostrich - it is just so pretty!!!!
 

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I would choose the violine ostrich.
I love ostrich:heart: and it looks so great in violine.:drool:
And i think box is delicate and not so practical for every day use.
 
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you are trying to choose between the best and the best:smile:........I love purples and I am admittedly biased. I prefer violine as it is less brown than raisin. I would choose ostrich because it is so durable. I have an ancient Hermes ostrich clutch--it is from the late 60's or early 70's and looks nearly new. I have one box bag and they need babying. I prefer box in smaller sizes for specific uses as opposed to everyday.
 

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Between the two, colourwise I prefer Violine as Raisin in Box has too much blue for my liking. I think Violine is a true-r purple.

Leather wise, I like both! Obviously they are very different. Sorry, not much help here. :shame:
 

whitebirkin

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For me, definitely ostrich violine!!! It's absolutely yummy, reminds me of juicy, grape bubblegum!:drool::love:
 

La Vanguardia

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Thank you everyone! For all of you who have been in the H forum long probably remember my long wait for the violine ostrich Birkin. Then, when it came, I turned it down! Yeah, DUMB!!!

Well, I MIGHT have another chance this year in getting the violine ostrich and I don't want to screw it up again lol! I'm thinking hard between these two choices, but maybe my heart is leaning more towards the violine ostrich since I so regretted it the last time when I didn't get it!
 
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violine ostrich all the way! it's on the top of my current wishlist! DH loves it too, so that means i've got his pre-approval! LOL
 
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