Spotlight on the Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Spotlight on the Louis Vuitton Neverfull

21st Jan 2020

The Neverfull is one of Louis Vuitton’s all-time best selling handbags, and therefore one of the most sought-after items in luxury resale. Buying a pre-owned Neverfull means saving several hundred dollars compared to original retail—bringing the bag you’ll want to reach for every day within your grasp! What’s more, the value of these bags holds steady over time, meaning that if you ever want to sell or trade it in, you will have made a good investment. We have a hunch, though, that you’ll find it hard to part with this one once it works its way into your life.

Just how much of your life can you fit in the Neverfull?

This spacious tote comes in 3 sizes…

Small: Neverfull PM

The smallest, the PM, measures 11.2 inches across its longest side, 8.7 inches high, and 5.1 inches in width. If you’re more likely to want to transport a tablet rather than a laptop, this might be the size for you.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull PM Damier Ebene

Medium: Neverfull MM

The medium size, the MM, measures 12.6 inches across its longest side, 11.25 inches high, and 6.25 inches in width. With an 8 inch handle drop, this is a popular size for those of us who might be…ahem…vertically challenged (or of average height!) but who still have to navigate the outside world with supplies in fashionable tow like everyone else.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Monogram


Large: Neverfull GM

The largest Neverfull, the GM, also has an 8 inch handle drop, but adds a few extra inches in height and depth, measuring 15.5 inches along the long side, 12.75 inches high, and 7.75 inches wide.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Damier Azur

For some great images of just what you could fit into the two larger sizes, we like The Sweetest Thing’s comparison blog post . Here Emily also addresses a question often discussed in handbag blogs—the difference between the Neverfull and the Goyard St. Louis . (We’ll have to loop back with our own assessment of this particular tote rivalry in another post!)


The Structure

The Neverfull stands up against any tote competition—literally! The structured and reinforced base of this bag means it holds its shape and can stand on its own. The edge around the opening of the bag is reinforced with leather, making this a true shoulder bag designed to handle the wear of this position (unlike the Artsy , which is meant to be carried over the arm) with leather handles just the right length for this purpose.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Damier Ebene

The structure of the interior of each size is the same—one large, open pocket, with a smaller, zippered pocket on the side (although some special editions may feature an extra interior pocket). The interior lining, however, can vary between beige, maroon, pale pink, hot pink, and other contrasting colors. Some bloggers point out that the bag is reversible, although it’s most common to see the iconic, durable coated canvas with the signature monogram, Damier Ebène, or Damier Azur facing out.

Inside, you’ll also notice a few shiny pieces of hardware—loops where you can attach (and detach!) the Neverfull pouch.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Pochette Only Monogram

Other interior hardware loops provide space for you to attach the adjustable side ties if you’d like to cinch the bag into a different shape, or draw it a little more closed for security. For a demo of this, you can check out this video.

Other Facts

As Geek Refined notes, the Neverfull was first introduced in 2007 and rose to popularity quickly. Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon , Hilary Duff , and Sofia Vergara were often spotted out with the bag on the go, which only boosted its profile.

In addition to making classic Neverfulls more accessible, luxury resale offers another important opportunity for lovers of this handbag: an extra chance to get coveted, limited edition Neverfulls. These never last long on the shelves!

Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Graffiti

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Roses

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Yayoi Kusama MM in white

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM V with Pochette Monogram

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Damier Ebene Travel Patch

Neverfull MM Monogram Jungle Dots with Pochette

Neverfull MM Manet Master

Shop more Neverfulls here!