Thursday, August 4, 2016

Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review

Hey guys,

I bought this bag back in February. I bought it right before I went on my trip to Ireland but I also had it when I went to New York at the middle of February (Day 1 Post and Day 2 Post). I've wanted this bag for a while and I finally saved up enough money to purchase it so I decided I should just go ahead and purchase it before we went on our trips. I brought this bag with me to NYC, then the following weekend on a cruise, then to Ireland, and then back to NYC. I may have also brought it to Jacksonville with me the weekend after we got back from New York but I can't remember. It was a very busy 4-5 weeks we had back in February and March!

I've owned this bag for about 6 months now and I thought it was time to do a review. I don't really use this bag too often because it is so large. I prefer to only use it when I need to. I typically use it when I am going out of town (I brought it with me to St. Augustine this past weekend). It holds basically everything you need it to so it's nice to be able to use when I have to bring a lot of items with me. However, since it is so large I don't really like to wear out on a normal basis because it kind of gets in the way sometimes. 

Here is what the bag looks like on the Louis Vuitton website:
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review

Here is what my bag looks like:
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review

One nice thing about the bag is that the sides cinch in, which is how I wear it if I am just using it on a normal basis and don't have it stuffed to the brim. 

Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
I love how this bag comes with the wristlet nowadays. It didn't used to come with it but since they added it, that means they also raised the price of the bag. The bag used be a couple hundred cheaper but they raised their prices a couple years ago and then they added the wristlet which drove the price up a little bit more. The wristlet is huge so it does kind of make up for the price increase because it can be used as a wallet instead of having to buy a wallet as well. However, there is only one compartment inside of the wristlet which means, if you do use it as a wallet, it might not be very organized or easy to find things.
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
This bag is very large and apart of me does regret buying it. I thought that I would love how big and open the bag is but I guess I forgot how much of a neat freak and an organized person that I am. I do prefer to use my Tory Burch York Tote (which I reviewed here) over this bag because the Tory Burch has a compartment for everything. There's a slot for my iPhone, my iPad, my laptop, spots for chargers, and other random things that you might need to carry on a plane. The only thing the Tory Burch doesn't hold well is my camera in it's travel bag whereas with the Neverfull, I am able to put everything in it plus my travel camera bag. 

However, even though everything fits inside the bag, it is not organized at all which drives me a little crazy. When I was on the plane looking for something in my bag, I had the hardest time trying to find it and I basically would have to take everything out of the bag before I was able to find what I was looking for.
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
This is normally everything that I put inside of the bag. Other stuff that I normally put in the bag that aren't pictured include a water bottle, any chargers that I might need for my devices, and sometimes a snack or two! And there is still room leftover inside the bag, it's crazy!

I chose this pattern over the other two options because I prefer the traditional Monogram Canvas. Plus I feel like since this was only my second bag, it is normal to stick to the traditional Monogram Canvas considering the price of the bag. I'm also just a really big fan on the Monogram Canvas over the other color/pattern choices. I also love the color on the inside which they don't offer in the other patterns. I decided to go with the pink interior (Pivoine) rather than the traditional beige because I thought it was more festive and made the bag a little prettier. 
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
If you really want this bag and have the money to spend on it, then I totally recommend it! It literally holds everything. It reminds me of Mary Poppins bag because you can seriously fit everything inside of it and just keep shoving more in it. However, the more you put in it, the heavier it gets, which is to be expected. The straps are very thin but they surprisingly don't hurt as bad as you think they might.

I do have to add that I did not bring this bag with me to London or Paris. The main reason being, that my dad actually wouldn't let me bring it. Since he wasn't going on the trip with us and he wanted us to be 100% safe, he didn't want to risk us looking like we have that much money and potentially being targeted for pickpocketing or mugging. Especially considering everything that has been going on in Europe (and terrorists).

Check out my previous Louis Vuitton Review on the Speedy Bandoulière 30.

If you like this bag but don't feel like paying full price, here are a few links to some used handbags from a reputable website (Fashionphile). Unfortunately, I could't find any with the Pivoine interior and they also don't come with the matching wristlet. This one and this one. However, they do sell the wristlets separately if you want to purchase one too. (Here and here)

Also, if you like the size of this bag some other options that I recommend are the Tory Burch: York Tote, Perry Tote, and Elle Tote or the Kate Spade Medium Cedar Street Harmony Tote.




The next Louis Vuitton Bags on my list include:
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review

Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are my own and this post was not sponsored.

If you have anymore questions about the bag, please feel free to leave a comment down below and I will answer it!

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2 comments :

  1. Great write up! We also think the Neverfull GM is the Mary Poppins bag! It's great for travel, though! And quite durable! We can see you take really good care of your bag, because it looks almost brand new! Fun fact, we actually sell pre-loved Neverfull very very quickly, everyone wants to be Mary Poppins! Haha.

    Love, the PORTERO Team.

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