Red is a funny color. There are so many different shades of red, and even the slightest difference in color can make a huge difference in perception.
In August 2014, LV released a new color for the Vernis handbag and accessories. It’s a stunning new red hue named Cerise. The Cerise color is very difficult to describe in words. I’d say it is a bright red with hints of orange.
(* The photo above shows my Cerise color Alma bag next to my Pomme d’Amour color wallet and key pouch.)
When I first saw a picture of an Alma PM size handbag in Cerise color in the Bellevue, Washington LV store, in late June, I just had to ask my favorite sales guy Dean to reserve one for me when the store received their first (and only!) one.
As it turned out, the Bellevue LV store received a single Cerise Alma PM handbag a few days before the official launch date of August 1, 2014. So Dean called me when the bag arrived, to alert me that the bag was there. I wasn’t able to go to the store in person, so Dean sent me a photo he took on his cell phone.
I was pretty sure I liked the new color, but I wasn’t completely convinced I had to have it. I showed several of my friends (both male and female) the photo, and they all loved the color!
But I still hesitated to buy it, because I already had a Vernis bag in red. However, it was a slightly darker red called Pomme d’Amour. Anyway, to make a long story short, I finally made up my mind and bought the Alma PM in the new Cerise color!
I think I made a good decision. I love my new Cerise bag and have gotten quite a few compliments while carrying it in Las Vegas and everywhere I go. The bright color always brighten my mood!