Why You Should Invest in a Louis Vuitton Neverfull Bag
There’s no doubt that when you think of designer handbags that are as durable as they are stylish, Louis Vuitton’s range of classic bags easily comes to mind. Each timeless Louis Vuitton icon, such as the Speedy from 1930 and the Alma from 1934, have become some of the label’s bestselling bags of all time. Joining in the ranks of these legendary purses is the Neverfull, a tote bag that was introduced in 2007.
How the Neverfull tote bag became a classic icon
When the Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag was released in 2007, it was originally only meant to be a seasonal item and was rumored to have been designed as a direct competitor to Goyard’s St. Louis tote bag. Yet due to the Neverfull’s unexpected popularity, it has since become a part of the label’s classic collection. A lot of people credit the Neverfull’s minimal yet elegant design and functionality as some of the main reasons behind its immense overnight success. Known as one of the world’s most recognizable tote bags, the Neverfull is seasonally updated in a variety of materials and designs, as well as a result of some cool collaborations with renowned artists.
What sizes do Louis Vuitton Neverfull bags come in?
The Neverfull bag is available in three sizes: Petit Model (PM), Moyen Model (MM), and the Grande Model (GM).
The smallest size is the PM, which measures 11.2” x 8.7” x 5.1” (length, height, width). The Neverfull PM is perfect as an everyday bag and is especially ideal for those with more petite frames.
The medium size is the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM, which measures 12.6” x 11.25” x 6.25” (length, height, width). This is the most popular bag size as it’s versatile enough to use for everything from daily errands to carrying work essentials.
The largest size is the GM, which measures 15.5” x 12.75” x 7.75” (length, height, width). Whatever you decide to fill your Neverfull GM with, it has the amazing capacity to carry up 200 pounds or 90 kilos.
When it comes to choosing which Neverfull bag size you should opt for, there are some factors you need to think about. An important one to ask yourself is how you’ll use the bag: will it will mostly be for overnight trips and long travel or as an office bag that needs to fit your work laptop? Another main thing to consider is that the MM and the GM bags generally have a larger range of colors and styles to choose from. For example, while the PM is available in classic Monogram Canvas and Damier Azure Canvas, it won’t be available in Epi Leather.
What materials are Neverfull handbags available in?
When the Neverfull was first released, it was rendered in the classic Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas print. As the bag became more popular, it became available in Damier Ebene Canvas and the Damier Azure Canvas. They feature handles and trims made from Vachetta leather, which develops a nice patina over wear and age. Over the years, the materials have expanded to include Monogram Idylle, Mon Monogram Canvas, and Epi Leather, although Epi Leather is only currently available in the MM size.
What are some noteworthy features of the Neverfull bag?
The Neverfull bag is praised for its exceptional durability and functionality. It’s a very popular choice for travel as it is very lightweight and can easily be folded into a flat bag when not in use. From the beach to the city streets, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote bag will be your new go-to accessory. Here are some great features that make the Neverfull a one-of-a-kind bag that you’ll love for years to come.
In 2014, a removable zipped pochette (pouch) was added to every Neverfull tote bag. Attached to the bag’s D-ring hardware, the pochette comes in the same material as the Neverfull bag and can be used as a separate accessory, so you’re essentially getting two bags for the price of one! It also includes a wrist strap so it can be easily turned into a stylish clutch, or you can use it as a case for your cosmetics or your other everyday essentials.
The classic Louis Vuitton Neverfull Monogram Canvas, Damier Azur Canvas, and Damier Ebene Canvas bags all feature striped interior linings from the Louis Vuitton heritage prints. Made from textile, these are available in a range of colors such as cerise, beige, ballerina, and pivoine. On the other hand, Neverfull Epi Leather tote bags have soft microfiber linings in a variety of colors, while Neverfull Epi Leather Denim bags are lined in a combination of microfiber and calfskin.
Shape and Silhouette
You’ll find a side tie at each upper corner of the Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag. Designed to easily adjust the size and the shape of the bag based on your needs, simply cinching in the side ties together will result in a trapezoid-like silhouette, which is perfect for those days when you’re not carrying too much stuff or you just want to change up the bag’s aesthetic.
Although this is still highly debated and one that you’re likely to hear mixed things about (even Louis Vuitton employees have different views on this), it is believed that the Neverfull bag is reversible. Since the interior lining is finished off with unique seam constructions and features original archive prints, it is entirely possible that the bag is meant to be worn inside out too. We recommend that if you decide to flip your bag inside out, be careful as the textile lining can easily get dirty.
Other useful features
Except for Epi Leather Neverfull tote bags, all other styles will have an interior zip pocket for your valuables and other go-to essentials. All Neverfull bags have a hook clasp in the middle of the main compartment for added security, as well as top handles that are designed to be ultra-comfortable whether you carry the bag by hand, slung over the shoulder, or carried over the crook of your elbow.
What are some of the seasonal and limited-edition Louis Vuitton Neverfull bags?
There have been many limited-edition and seasonal Neverfull bags, and they all usually have resale prices that are higher than their original retail prices. This not only because they are rare and collectible items, but because the artist’s popularity may have also risen over the years. This is the case of Yayoi Kasuma, who designed some Neverfull bags in 2012 and has only grown more popular since, so the resale value for his designs has increased. Earlier collaborations with artists such as Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami remain as highly sought-after pieces.
Why a Louis Vuitton Neverfull is a great investment bag?
The Neverfull bag has one of the highest resale values, so if the time comes that you want to trade it in for another bag or sell it, you would’ve made a good investment anyway. Though once you have your hands on a Neverfull bag, it can be hard to imagine ever letting it go! The uses for the Neverfull are endless and it’s a bag that you’ll definitely get a lot of mileage out of.
Where to buy the Neverfull Bag?
We understand that the price tag of a brand-new Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote bag can seem so daunting. That’s why we offer a range of pre-owned Neverfull bags at a fraction of the retail cost so that you’re one step closer to owning your dream Louis Vuitton bag!