Hi everyone, I am starting a new series on my blog called “Designer Handbag Reviews” (DHR). Please be advised that this is no way for me to brag, but rather share and inform you guys on hits & misses, dos & don’ts, and my personal opinions on bags. I am a huge designer bag enthusiast as many of you are so I hope you guys find these entries helpful, inspiring, and informative.
Today, I will be reviewing two different sizes of Louis Vuitton’s Neverfulls: PM and GM.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with LV’s sizings, PM is the smallest (Petite), MM is the medium (Mediam), and GM is the largest (Grande). Not all of LV’s bags come in all three of these sizes, and some sizes even run on different measurements, such as Speedy(s) and Keepall(s).
LV launched the Neverfull series in Summer 2007, and the prices were “much” friendlier, PMs started in the mid $500s and GMs ranged around $650. Now, they start at $900 and are $40 a part in their sizes. The best part about LV is that they encourage the consumers to base their decision purely on personal preference in style/size, rather than the price difference, so they keep a pretty small price gap between different sizes (unlike Chanel, Saint Laurent, Proenza Schouler, Chloe and etc., where you need an arm and a leg to go up a size in the style).
As you can see, the Monogram Canvas (PM) is slouchier than the Damier Ebene (GM) for two different reasons, I think. The Monogram was purchased in 2007, and the Damier Ebene was recently purchased. Also, the handles on Damier Ebene is made with coated leather, which is stiffer compared to the infamous cowhide pale leather on Monogram Canvas.
Monogram Cavase (PM)
Pros: light weight, versatile, durable, easily cleaned and reasonable size.
Cons: leather trim gets easily dirty (greasy, worn, and flimsy), lighter inside lining which also gets easily dirty, smaller pouch inside that doesn’t fit my full size wallet.
Damier Ebene (GM)
Pros: light weight (for the size), versatile (if you tend to carry a lot in your everyday bag), easily cleaned, generous size, roomy (you can use as a baby bag, school bag, and even as a beach bag since its sand proof and water proof), and giant inner pouch that fits my full size wallet, as well as my phone.
Cons: difficulty getting in and out of car with the bag on shoulder (I have to take the bag off, then place it in the passenger side before getting into my seat), handles can be a little rough on bare shoulders
I personally love the GM because I think it suits my everyday lifestyle better. I can put water bottles, magazines, makeup, and even my lunch. It also gives me easy excess and isn’t too heavy or overbearing on my shoulders.
Hope you guys enjoyed this review, and if you ever have questions or requests on bags (that I already own), don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or email me.
Have a wonderful evening