Which color red for a handbag?

lovebags2

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Okay ladies, I would like your opinion again. I just purchased a red MK handbag (patent leather) and it came in two types of reds. One was a bright true red and the other was a darker burgundy. I kept going back and forth between both because they are both pretty, but decided on the deeper red/burgundy because I think it would go with a lot more in my wardrobe.

For patent leather and a medium size handbag, which red do you like better? Who knows maybe later if I see the other red on sale again, I'll pick that one up too. LOL
 

Kathyy

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I agree, the deeper color will be more useful. I love red but have noticed the ones I keep are not orangey or light but bluish and deeper toned.
 

lovebags2

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Thanks ladies,

The pictures of the handbag are on Ebay under Michael Kors Chestertown, he made this handbag in two reds, one is a bright cherry red and the other is a burgundy. I think there's pictures of both on the site in case you'd like to see.

I'll let you know what I think when it arrives next week.....
 

greenpixie

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Good choice. I would have chosen the burgundy myself for the same reason you metioned - I think it would be most versatile in my wardrobe.
 

IndyCat

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I agree, the deeper color will be more useful. I love red but have noticed the ones I keep are not orangey or light but bluish and deeper toned.
Same here! I have two great red bags, but I've found that I gravitate towards the one that has blue undertones versus the one that is more of a burnt red-orange. They are both great bags - neither is overly bright - but the bluish-purplish red goes with almost everything! :tup: I think you'll get more use from the burgandy bag - but they both sound great.
 

Queen D

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I think the burgundy is more versatile, but if you want a bag that really pops, go for the true red. The red would be more used in the spring/summer than the burgundy though.
 

tarabag

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deeper red
i think the other red would be easy to get really tired of
you'll never get tired of the burgundy though it's a lot more versatile
 

gr8heart

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I bought the MK large Chestertown in scarlett:


and returned it last week. I liked the color, but the bag squeaked!
The leather was stiff and tight around the handles, so it made grinding noises when I walked.

I have a Marc by MJacobs black patent Kingpin tote that is soft and doesn't squeak, so I was not comfortable keeping this bag that cost over $200.