One of the bags I really adore is the legendary Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM; a beautiful and versatile purse, perfect for any occasion or location. It is always exactly what you need it to be, very spacious but not at all bulky, with a supple structure and as the name says it is “never full” so you can carry all your necessary stuff and more without filling that it is too loaded.
I went online and purchased a replica of this amazing LV Neverfull MM Damier Azur Canvas bagfrom Ebay and I have to admit this was neither my smartest idea nor an intelligent choice to make. The order came pretty soon so I didn’t have to wait too long to find out I made a mistake when I purchased this bag. Even if I always say you have to pay a lot of attention when you buy a replica online, this time I made a mistake and I received a bad replica. The pictures I saw online were beautiful and the bag looked exactly like the original but when I received it I realized that those were not the pictures of the purse I got at home.
First of all the bag doesn’t stand on its own as it should, a good replica uses the same LV Damier Azur Canvas and even if it is not an original bag it should stand like a genuine one. Another issue is the color of the canvas, on the fake one the azur is rather purple and the grey is cream-colored. Unfortunately this way anyone can see the bag is a replica and I will never be able to wear it.
The pattern is not the same on both sides of the bag, the front has 6 logo squares and on the back there are only three of them. This is unacceptable; both sides should look the same and have the same authenticity markings.
The handles of the original bag are beautiful and made of natural cowhide leather stitched on the canvas with discreet cream colored threads. On the replica bag the handles don’t have the same shape, they are loose and the threads are bright yellow.
The interior of the fake bag is even worse than the exterior. Unfortunately the lining is moldy and dirty, making the bag useless. The shape of the interior pocket looks totally different than the original one and the font used for the “Louis Vuitton” “Articles de Voyage” “Maison fondee en 1854” are totally different.
Needless to say that I will never wear this LV Neverfull MM Damier Azur Canvas replica bag, it is very bad replicated with poor quality materials and a lot of obvious differences. It was a bad choice and some money spent on a useless product, but fortunately I had the chance to talk to you about it, to show you how a bad replica looks like, to teach you how to avoid such crappy purses.Handbags
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The name is in itself an oxymoron. How is a bag possibly supple and rigid all at once? Well, anything’s possible as far as Louis Vuitton is concerned, and with their F/W16Monogram Canvas Supple Rigid Bag, it’s truly both hard and soft at the same time.
Well I don’t have the full info on this curious beauty just yet, this is what I know. Made to look like a trunk which of course Louis Vuitton is perhaps best-known for, it’s hard on top (where the trunk’s lid and handle is) and soft on the bottom (where you see the ‘soft’ Monogram Canvas). Priced at SGD7500, you could say this is another unique addition to the French luxury house after the successful launch of the Petite Malle some seasons back.
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And while I don’t have the full info on this piece (or other pieces that will available in this shape but in different finishes), here’s a close-up of the Supple Rigid Bag’s gorgeous lock situation. More updates, to come.Handbags
Introducing the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Venus Bag. The Venus has also taken its inspiration from the iconic Steamer bag. The bag is made of Monogram Canvas with colored cowhide leather trim, which currently comes in three colors, Black, Cherry and Epice. It features golden metallic pieces and has a padlock. The interior is made of microfiber and has a central zipped compartment and two smartphone pockets. There are also outside front and back pockets. It has a removable shoulder strap. The Venus Bag is an ideal everyday bag with its generous space and numerous pockets.
Style, Price & Size
|Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Venus Bag||$2,490.00 (USD)||14.6″ L x 9.1″ H x 5.5″ W|
Yesterday we stole a couple of hours of Victoria’s time and ask her everything about cleaning and caring designer handbags. Because we noticed that she has already been infected by ‘bag obsession’ (no cure for that, I guarantee), we needed her to share some real-life experience. We took her favorite Louis Vuitton Alma Bag as an example; ‘Victoria, please tell us your story!’
I purchased this Louis Vuitton Alma bag because I am OBSESSED with handbags and Louis Vuitton, the Alma is such a classic bag for any person of any age and in my opinion one of the top classics in the LV collection.
My shopping experience with Louis Vuitton is always amazing, I always shop at my home store which is in the United States in Florida at the International Mall in Tampa. They are always so welcoming and helpful.
I purchased the Alma I believe in Tampa, Florida that is where most my Louis’ are purchased!
I think I purchased this bag about 5 -6 years ago or probably more than that! The retail price then I believe it was a little over 1000 I believe? now I believe it currently retails for 1500.
Why did you choose this leather and what is your experience so far?
Louis Vuitton Monogram is the first and top styles to come in most bags, the far most popular to really say “ I am carrying a Louis Vuitton” when I first purchased the Alma they did not carry it in the Damier Ebene, vernis. ☹
Have you accidentally damaged your bag so far? If so, then what was your initial response and how did you resolve it?
OH my! This is a big one, I am soo protective over all my handbags, they are expensive bags and to not take care of them is so upsetting. In Florida in rains constantly, I constantly and putting them under my shirts if I don’t have an umbrella or find a plastic bag to shove them in! I had once got the bottom wet, my little brother put my bag on the floor of a restaurant ( YES HE DID) I don’t ever do that, and of course… it was slightly wet.
In which occasion do you often use this bag? (as an everyday?)
I only use this bag maybe every other month for a week. I frequently change out my handbags, and working in an office environment I sometimes don’t like bringing my high end bags.
What do you do to maintain your bag?
I always keep my handbags in the original dust bag this is a must! It keeps it from getting moisture in or any dust bunnies or anything that likes to hide! I also keep stuffing inside the bags so it doesn’t loose its shape!
Do you use any products? If so, then what are the products and prices? Also how often do you maintain your bag and how do you put these products in use?
I do use products, I love the Kate Spade Conditioner and leather cleaner they are both available for only $10 a piece on Kate Spades web site! I usually clean my bags every 2 months or so, but definitely before and after I use the handbag!
Have you tried any products that didn’t work out in the past?
I haven’t had any bad luck with products, all I can suggest is make sure you use LEATHER cleaner, some people just use soap and water never do that!
Where and how do you store your bag?
I store my bag in my handbag containers which is actually in it’s physical dust bag. I never keep it out of the dustbag unless I am using it… I actually think when I am using it at night I put it back in the dust bag. ☺
Do you have any more tips and advices for newbies?
Love your handbags! They are expensive pieces but they can last forever, take care of them and if you ever have questions ask! Bring them into someone to clean if you don’t trust yourself. Most Louis Vuitton stores have people they recommend to send the handbags too!
One of Louis Vuitton’s most iconic handbags is the Neverfull. This fabulous purse is an endless source of style, sophistication and beauty. Over the years, this model has been interpreted by LV in numerous colors and materials, but the core design has kept its original key details. Needless to day that this super fashionable handbag is the dream of every modern woman who adores to luxury and style.
The Neverfull family includes a couple of very popular and attractive versions such as the Monogram Canvas, Damier Ebene Canvas, Damier Azur Canvas and Epi Leather. One of my favorite looks is the Neverfull Monogram Canvas in MM size. The PM isn’t spacious enough for my needs and the GM looks too big for my petite figure. The interior of the purse also offers a couple of very chic color variations. The textile lining comes in pivoine(purple), rose ballerine(light pink), beige and cherry. I personally prefer the cherry lining. It makes a very nice contrast with the exterior brown monogram canvas.
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas MM measures 12.5 x 11.4 x 6.7 inches. It is a very spacious bags that allows you to carry inside many useful things, from a small laptop to a set of changing clothes for stylish Friday evening cocktails after a hard day at the office. This purse is perfect for balancing your professional life with your social one.
The top leather handles are manufactured from light cream natural cowhide leather with discrete stitching on the margins. Their long arched shape is both stylish and practical. It leaves a lot of room for wearing the purse either on your wrist or shoulder. Plus, they have the ideal width as they feel utterly comfortable.
Every single metallic piece added on this Neverfull bag model has been manufactured from stainless steel and plated with gold color. These are flawlessly finished and polished. Furthermore, on every metallic part there is the Louis Vuitton name or logo engraved.
You have probably notice two long leather strings on both sides of the Neverfull. These are used to reduce the size of the purse. You simply push the middle leather ring upwards and when it reaches the top it makes the purse smaller.
One very nice addition of the LV Neverfull Monogram Canvas is the removable zippered clutch with red lining. This very practical and stylish pochette can be either worn at special occasions or used as a wallet. It can pretty much accommodate essential things like your ID, cards and money.
The fresh and refined interior textile lining is in a vibrant red color and it featured heritage details inspired by LV classic style. Its nicely chosen chromatic offer a delightful pop of color to the overall stylish look of the purse. Also, at the inside there is one very useful textile-lined zippered pocket.
There are many thing to appreciate at the Louis Vuitton Neverfull Monogram Canvas MM, but what I like the most is its timeless look. Even though the brand has redesigned its never versions with bold colors and chic accessories, the purse has preserved its classic charm. It is a design that fascinates and invites you to explore your style to the fullest.Louis Vuitton News
Louis Vuitton has recently released the Fall/Winter 2015 Lookbook after the very successful runway show held at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The cookbook entitled “Ladies At The Bath” was shot by Juergen Teller at the Hotel Raphael and Louis Vuitton Headquarters in Paris. It features the brand’s latest collection as well as the accessories seen on the runway. The mini trunk that was very much talked about from the collection was seen here in transparent with black leather trimmings. Also, the Louis Vuitton Dora Tote bag is made in Monogram Canvas with very red velvet trim on the edges.
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